Career At A Glance
Throughout his academic career Qi has maintained a rigorous and disciplined program of research and creative endeavors with a translingual/transcultural focus and the overarching theme of promoting international understanding and scholarly exchange. His sustained efforts have resulted in the publication of more than a dozen books, dozens of journal articles and other scholarly and creative writings as well as presentation of papers at many national and international conferences.
Notable among the publications in Qi’s primary academic interests (19th Century English Literature/Comparative Literature) are The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds (Co-editor and contributing author. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and Voices in Tragic Harmony: Essays on Thomas Hardy's Fiction and Poetry. (Coauthor. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2001.
Among Qi’s publications in his secondary academic interests (Literary Translation and Creative Writing) are The Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (Editor and Translation. Stone Bridge Press, 2008), The Well-Beloved (Translation. Yiling/Translation Press, 1998), A Pair of Blue Eyes (Co-translation, Yiling/Translation Press, 1994), Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China (Novel. WingsAsClouds Press, 2011 ), Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories (Short Fiction Collection. Long River Press, 2007), and When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel (Long River Press, 2005), which is released in a newer edition as Purple Mountain: A Story of the Rape of Nanking in 2010.
Qi has also several books published in what he considers his tertiary academic interests (Rhetoric/Composition Studies) although he has not been able to pursue his interests in this area rigorously recently: Success in Advanced English Writing: A Comprehensive Guide (Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2nd ed., 2011; 1st ed., 2000), Effective Academic Writing in English: An Essential Guide (Co-author. Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2nd ed., 2013; 1st ed., 2005), and Western Writing Theories, Pedagogies, and Practices (Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, 2000).
Qi is the recipient of Connecticut State University Board of Trustees Research Award (2007). He served as Coordinator of the MA in English program at Western Connecticut State University (2007-2015) and has taught a range of courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels in literary studies as well as creative writing.