Aiping Zhang received his BA in English from Fudan University, China and his MA and PhD in English from Harvard University. He joined the faculty in the English Department in 1993. His areas of specialization are American literature (especially Puritanism and American novel), modernism and postmodernism, and ethnicity. His research interests include modern and contemporary fiction, narrative theory, and post-colonial anglophone literatures. He is the author of Enchanted Places: The Use of Settings in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Fiction (Greenwood Press, 1997) and many articles and book chapters on James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Joyce, Timothy Mo, Gao Xingjian, Carlos Bulosan, Jessica Hagedorn, Frank Chin, and others.