American Studies HKU School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU

Academic Staff

Dr Mary Louise Buley-Meissner
Visiting Professor, 2021-22
Sponsored by the China-US Scholars Program (CUSP) and the International Institute of Education (IIE)


Mary Louise Buley-Meissner earned her doctorate at the University of Washington in Seattle. As a teacher of multicultural literature and life stories, she has enjoyed working with students in China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Germany as well as the US. Before the pandemic, travels also have taken her to Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. In the US, her courses on Hmong American literature and life stories have been among the first in the country to integrate Hmong American studies into higher education. Recent publications include “The Miao People and Chinese Ethnic Tourism: ‘Happy Minorities’ and Harsh Realities," co-authored with Vincent K. Her, International Journal of the Image 12.1 (2021); and “The Fabric of Memory: Story Cloth as Art and History for Hmong in USA," co-authored with Vincent K. Her, Garland 17 (Dec. 2019).


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