Ms. Divo received both her Ph.D. and MA in Modern Chinese Literature at Cornell University, and
has been teaching Mandarin Chinese in the Department of Asian Studies since 1999. Her teaching and
research interests are Modern Chinese (Mandarin) language, English as a second language, modern
Chinese literature, Chinese cinema, and academic writing.
"Innovation through Adaptation: The Use of Literature in New Taiwan Film and Its Consequences,"
Modern Chinese Literature 7.2 (1993), 33-58.
"Romance of Book and Film: Literary Adaptation and Ann Hui's Romance of Book and Sword,"
Cinemas [Montreal, Canada] 3.2-3 (1993), 141-156
"Hsiao-hsiao' and Girl from Hunan: Teaching Chinese Narrative, Not Just Chinese Fiction,"
Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association 26.2 (1991), 25-32. Also published in
Kuoshu, Harry, Celluloid China: Cinematic Encounters with Culture and Society. Southern
Illinois University Press, 2002, 174-180.
"The New Year's Sacrifice: Using Literary Adaptation in a Chinese Literature Class,"
Asian Studies Review [Australia] 14.3 (1991), 88-92.