Carlos Rojas is an author and translator. He also teaches on a variety of topics - ranging from prostitutes and vampires to cities, migration and disease.
Rojas is the author of The Naked Gaze: Reflections on Chinese Modernity, The Great Wall: A Cultural History, and Homesickness: Culture, Contagions, and National Reform in Modern China, which looks at Chinese discourses of corporeality and infection over the long 20th century. He is the co-editor, with David Der-wei Wang, of Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History, with Eileen Cheng-yin Chow, of both Rethinking Chinese Popular Culture: Cannibalizations of the Canon and the The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas, and, with Andrea Bachner, of The Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literatures. He also co-translated, again with Eileen Chow, Yu Hua’s two-volume novel Brothers, and is the translator of Yan Lianke’s novels Lenin’s Kisses and The Four Books.