The PLU Chinese Studies Program

Paul Manfredi 魏朴

Associate Professor of Chinese

Paul Manfredi
On Sabbatical
  • Professional
  • Personal


  • Ph.D., Indiana University, 2001
  • Dual M.A., Indiana University, 1998
  • B.A., Long Island University, 1992

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • East-West Literary / Cultural Influence Studies
  • Modern Chinese Literature, Primarily Poetry


  • Modern Poetry in China: A Visual-Verbal Dynamic , (Cambria Press, 2014) : View Book


Paul Manfredi’s research concerns modern and contemporary Chinese poetry and art, modernism, and urban culture in China. His articles have appeared in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, and Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, while his translations have appeared in various collections of modern and contemporary Chinese poetry. He now lives with his family in Bellevue, WA, a small city that is slowly but surely surpassing its status as mere “Seattle suburb.”