Lidong Xiang

  • Assistant Professor

Lidong Xiang teaches courses in children’s literature and childhood studies. She received the Doctoral Degree in Childhood Studies from Rutgers University. Taking on roles approaching children’s literature in production, circulation, and education, she interweaves these diverse and related insights to investigate cultural productions for and featuring children and youth, including children’s periodicals, literature, and films. Attending to the cultural and political construction of childhood, she is committed to critically engaging with social justice issues regarding girls and other marginalized children and youth.

Courses in Development:

Global Children’s Literature

Children, Youth, and the City at Risk


“Approaching Authenticity and Displaying Beauty: The Artistic Innovation and Cultural Reflection on the Rural Left-Behind Children’s Films from the New Era.” Children’s Study 2 (2023): 51-60. (In Chinese)

“The Affective Construction of Chinese Child Citizenship in Little Friend, 1945-1949.” Emotion in Texts for Children and Young Adults: Moving stories, eds. Karen Coats and Gretchen Papazian. John Benjamins (2023): 170-192.

Research Interests:

Girlhood studies, global childhoods, environmental injustices and childhood, violence, trauma, and memory studies.