Xu Xi

xu (photo credit Leslie Lausch)


English - Creative Writing

 Jenks Chair in Contemporary Letters
 MFA Fiction, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1985)

Fields of Interest:  
Novel, Literary Essay, Short Fiction, Memoir; Transnational literatures in English; World Literatures in translation (especially literatures of Asia and postcolonial spaces); World Politics (esp. China-US relations); Indonesian language and literature.

Office Number: Fenwick 218     Office Phone: 508-793-2365 
Office hours: T 10:30am -12pm, F 9- 10:30am (in person or Zoom)


  •  Fall 2021 - ENGL 242 Intermediate Fiction

Fall 2021 Jenks Seminar

6 sessions, Wednesdays, 4 to 6 pm. Begins Sep 15
Writing Lives Writing Lives (PDF)

Recent Publications

For a complete listing of publications please see the CV above.


art and craft of asian stories

The Art & Craft of Asian Stories, ed. Hemley/Xu, Bloomsbury Academic, October 2021. (forthcoming)








xuxi fish

This Fish is Fowl: Essays of Being, essays, American Lives Series, University of Nebraska Press, March 2019.









Insignificance Hong Kong Stories, fiction, Signal 8 Press, Wyoming/Hong Kong, June, 2018.








dear HK

Dear Hong Kong: An Elegy for a City, memoir, Penguin Australia, July, 2017.








that man in our lives

That Man in Our Lives, novel, C&R Press, North Carolina, USA, September, 2016.