Carlos Rojas

Carlos Rojas

Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

External address: 
2204 Erwin Road Room 208, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
Internal office address: 
Box 90414, 2204 Erwin Rd., Durham, NC 27708-0414


Carlos Rojas is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies; Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies; and Arts of the Moving Image, and his research focuses on issues of gender and visuality, corporeality and infection, and nationalism and diaspora studies.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Columbia University 2000

  • B.A., Cornell University 1995

Yan, L. Marrow. Translated by C. Rojas, Penguin Books China, 2015.

Rojas, C., and E. Cheng-yin Chow, editors. The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas. Oxford University Press, 2013.

Yan, L. Lenin’s Kisses by Yan Lianke. Translated by C. Rojas, Grove/Atlantic Press, 2012.

Rojas, Carlos. The Great Wall: A Cultural History. Harvard University Press, 2010.

Rojas, C., and E. Cheng-yin Chow, editors. Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon. Routledge, 2009.

Yu, H. Brothers: A Novel by Yu Hua. Translated by C. Rojas and E. Cheng-yin Chow, Pantheon, 2009.

Rojas, Carlos. The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity. Harvard University Asia Center, 2008.

Der-wei Wang, D., and C. Rojas, editors. Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History. Duke University Press, 2007.