Nicholas Kaldis is Director of Graduate Studies, Program Coordinator of Chinese Studies, and Associate Professor of Chinese Studies in the Department of Asian & Asian-American Studies at Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.). He received his B.A. in English from Ohio University, an M.A. in English from Purdue University, and an M.A. and PhD. in East Asian Languages and Literatures from The Ohio State University. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Journal of Chinese Cinemas and Modern Chinese Literature & Culture, and is Literature Book Review Editor for the latter. His teaching and scholarship focus on the areas of Chinese cinema, literature, and language. He has published essays on modern Chinese literature, contemporary Chinese-language film, and numerous translations. His manuscript on Lu Xun’s Yecao is currently under submission, and he is co-editing a collection of nature writing essays by Taiwanese author and naturalist Liu Kexiang.