Patrick Fryberger

Patrick Fryberger

Specialization: Media and Gaming Studies in Contemporary China

Office: Zoom

Office Hours: Mon. 10 AM-1 PM
Office Hours Time Period: Spring 2020

Academic History

M.A., Asian Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

    • Thesis: “Left for Dead: Tactical Safe Spaces and Rogue Chinese Archives on the Gaming Platform Steam”

B.A., Asian Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture, University of Minnesota

      • Thesis: “The Long Arm of China: Mainland Representation and Hong Kong Identity in the Long Arm of the Law series (1984-1990)”

Additional Chinese Language Training:

  • CET Intensive Chinese Language in Beijing, Summer Program, 2012


Primary Advisor:

Master’s Committee:

Teaching Experience

T.A. Experience:

  • EACS 4B: East Asian Traditions – Modern, Prof. Xiaowei Zheng and Prof. Sabine Fruhstuck, Spring 2020 (Head TA)
  • CHIN 82: Modern Chinese Literature, Prof. Hangping Xu, Winter 2020
  • RG ST 21: Zen Buddhism, Prof. Gregory Hillis, Fall 2019
  • CHIN 80: Masterpieces in Chinese Literature, Prof. Thomas Mazanec, Spring 2019,
  • EACS 4A: East Asian Traditions – Pre-modern, Prof. Dominic Steavu and Prof. Fabio Rambelli, Winter 2019
  • HIST 80: Chinese Civilizations, Prof. Xiao-bin Ji, Fall 2018

Additional Teaching Experience:

  • Lead T.A., Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies, UCSB, 2019-present
  • Oral English Teacher, Huaibei Normal University, 2013-2017