Wen’s teaching, research, and community have been centered around the theme of learning as a right, a lifelong process, and an essential component of living. She is always passionate about knowing people and their learning habits and background. She appreciates people’s honesty and ideas that contribute to creating an inclusive and supportive community—her lifelong learning with her students, colleagues, and family.
While Wen continues to contribute to Chinese language classes and cultural events, her teaching and research focus on civic communication and media studies, particularly the subjects that enhance media studies as an intersectional discourse and interdisciplinary field. Aligned with the goals of the Civic Communication and Media Studies department, her classes include learning, critiquing, designing, and sharing.
Wen’s recent research focuses on romantic love in media, particularly Chinese media as a component of the East Asian regional culture in a global context. She has expanded the research to the study of emotions and media technology in a particular cultural environment.
Wen continues perfecting classes that she has taught while designing new courses on recent and relevant topics, such as social media, (individual and collective) identity, and conflicts in communication.
Courses offered regularly
- CCM 288 Introducing Asia to the World (Knowledge production through media production)
- CCM 301 Asian Visual, Creative Culture (the paradox and controversy about creativity and media)
- CCM 310 Asian social media in a Global Context (recently designed)
- CCM 258 Gender and Mass Communication in Asia (critical thinking and creative ideas)
Courses offered when needed
- CHNSE 131/132 Elementary Chinese Language
- CHNSE 235 Chinese Practicum (1 credit)
- CHNSE 335 Advanced Chinese Practicum (1 credit)
Selected Recent Publications
Peer Reviewed Books:
Huike Wen. Romance in Postsocialist Chinese Television. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Huike Wen. Television and the Modernization Ideal in 1980s China: Dazzling the Eyes. Lanham: Roman and Little Field Publishing Group, 2013.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters:
Huike Wen. “Emotion and empowerment—Romantic Love in Taiwanese Writer San Mao’s Wondering Literature and Life” in Ann Brooks, ed. The Routledge Companion to Love, Routledge, 2021.
Huike Wen. “Chapter 8: Women in Rural Romantic Love: Gender Politics in Television Dramas” in Wanning Sun and Ling Yang, ed. Love Stories in China: The Politics of Intimacy in the Twenty-First Century, 1st edition. New York: Routledge, 2019.
Peer-Reviewed Book Reviews:
Huike Wen. “Book review of Information Fantasies: Precarious Mediation in Postsocialist China (Xiao Liu, 2019)” in China Review International, Vol.25, 3 & 4, 2020.
Huike Wen. “Book review of The Uneven Development.” Film and History: An Interdisciplinary Journal, summer 2015, Vol.45, No. 1.