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Ruth Y.Y. Hung is an accomplished scholar with degrees in three knowledge fields and fluency in two languages. Currently an Associate Professor at the English Department of Hong Kong Baptist University, Dr. Hung teaches and publishes literary work's ethical, critical, and creative dimensions.

Dr. Hung's pursuit of interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies and criticism embodies a combination of expertise in Euro-American criticism, comparative literature, and, more recently, Animal studies. This skill set has been honed through her residence and education in multiple schools, including Oxford University's Institute for Chinese Studies, the University of Pittsburgh's Humanities Center, and the University of Hong Kong's School of English, where she received her formative education and held a research fellowship.

Dr. Hung has dedicated her career to bridging cultural and geographic divisions. Her contributions to our understanding of world literature and its historicism have been rewarded with numerous accolades, including her appointment as a masthead member of boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture (2010-) and as a member of the International Association of University Professors of English (2023-).

Dr. Hung's commitment to a nuanced, critical-historical approach to literature contributes to the humanities. Her interdisciplinary scholarship and linguistic proficiency afford her a unique perspective on the many issues facing world literature and culture today. Dr. Hung is currently accepting Ph.D. students.

Research Interests

Animal Studies, Modern Literary Criticism, World Literature and Culture, The Modern Intellectual

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Oxford


Award Date: 1 Jan 2009

MPhil, The University of Hong Kong


Award Date: 1 Jan 2004

External positions

boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture

2014 → …


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