Nick Admussen holds an M.F.A. in poetry writing from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Ph. D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton.
At Cornell, his teaching centers on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture. His first book manuscript is called Recite and Refuse:
Contemporary Chinese Prose Poetry, and he is also working on research into Lu Xun's Wild Grass, as well as translations of contemporary poetry and prose.
"Trading Metaphors: Chinese Prose Poetry and the Reperiodization of the Twentieth Century" in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, vol. 22 no. 2.
"A Music for Baihua: Lu Xun, Wild Grass, and 'A Good Story'" in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, no. 31.
"Introduction: The Title of Yecao" and "The Poetics of Hinting in Wild Grass" in the Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese, vol. 11 no. 2.