Senior Lecturer

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, City University of Hong Kong
M.A. in Literary Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A. in BA English Literature, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Certificate in Audio Engineering, RECW

Courses Taught

English Usage
English Writing
SYU-PKU Collaborative Postgraduate English


English Table
English Department Magazine
English Langauge Lab

Research Interests

Transgressive Literature
Postmodern Novel
Campus Novel
Modern Asian Fiction
Sports and Society

Selected Publications

Ettinger, C. (2016). Relatability Factor and Characterization: A Brief Analysis of Two Academic Novels (Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS)). Retrieved from City University of Hong Kong, CityU Institutional Repository.
Ettinger, C. (2016). “The Sheep Years,” Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia. After-Party Press. 88-91.
Ettinger, C. (2016). “The Sheep Years,” Mala Bookworm Literary Journal. Issue 4: 97-100.
Ettinger, C. (2009). “An Educational Gulf,” Featuring America. Webzine.


Read my short story “The Sheep Years” for the Afterness: Literature from the New Transnational Asia anthology launch at The Culture Club, Hong Kong (December 2016).
Presented a paper “Chauvinistic Patriotism Vs Conservative Imperialism: Misunderstanding Kipling and ‘The White Man’s Burden’’ at Kutztown University (May 2007).

Public Engagements

I led a discussion on the poetry of Ha Jin at the Book Attic (October 2009).I gave a presentation titled “Two Weeks in Vietnam” at Yantai University (March 2008).