Prof. Yunte Huang
  • Office:
    South Hall 2502
  • Office Hours:
    By appointment
  • Education:
  • Ph.D., SUNY Buffalo, 1999
  • B.A., Peking University, 1991

Yunte Huang is a Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A Guggenheim Fellow in 2014-2015, he is the author of Transpacific Displacement (U of California Press, 2002), Transpacific Imaginations (Harvard UP, 2008), and Chinese Whispers (U of Chicago Press, 2022). His creative nonfiction book, Charlie Chan (Norton, 2010), won the Edgar Award and was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. His Inseparable (Liveright, 2018), also a finalist for the NBCC award, was named Best Book of the Year by the New York Times, NPR, and Newsweek. He has published articles in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, PMLA, and others, and has been featured on NPR, CBS, BBC, C-SPAN, and others. He is also the translator into Chinese of Ezra Pound’s The Cantos, and the translator into English of Che Qianzi, No Poetry, as well as the editor of The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature (Norton, 2016). His new book, the third and final installment of his “Rendezvous with America” trilogy, Daughter of the Dragon: Anna May Wong’s Rendezvous with American History (Liveright, 2023), was named one of the Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Research Areas

  • c. 1900-present
  • American Literature
  • Asian American and/or Transpacific Literatures
Prof. Yunte Huang