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Dr. Ryan Thorpe teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. He is the editor and advisor of The Blue Tiger Review and manages the Shanghai Writing Workshop for anyone interested in creative writing. He writes columns for The Global Times, has published in numerous literary journals, and is currently working on a novel. More information on his work can be found at He can be reached at

Associate Editor

Michael Ng is a third-year student in the Master’s program of English Language and Literature of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.  He holds a bachelor’s degree of Management from the University of British Columbia Okanagan. His goal is to become a novelist and plans to write a series Land, Sea, Space Crisis that will hybridize fantasy and science fiction.  He can be reached at

Assistant Editor

Ashley Ng is a senior student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering of University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute. She is the head writing consultant of the JI Writing Center working with students to help them become better writers. She enjoys reading different genres of literature and welcomes anyone looking for a reader’s feedback. She can be reached at

Assistant Editor

Wu Shang is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Foreign Languages at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She holds a Master’s degree of Translation Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her interests include literary translation, cultural studies, travel writing and cross-cultural writing. And her recent publication includes “Articulations in Translation at the Intersection of World Literature and Popular Culture: Film and TV Adaptations of Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go” in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. She can be reached at

Assistant Editor

Md Mujib Ullah is a PhD student of English Language and Literature at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. His poetry and translation have been appeared in Poem (Routledge), Galaxy, FreeXpresSion, Tuck Magazine & elsewhere. His works have been anthologized in a number of books. His academic research interests cover a wide range of area including Comparative & World Literature, Creative Writing, Sociolinguistics, Criticism, Media, & Translation. He is a member of Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA), International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) & Teaching and Education Research Association (TERA). He can be reached at

Assistant Editor

Morin Kanadi is an Indonesian reader and writer who is a first-year student at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. She reads and writes both poetry and prose and always finds time to talk poetry with fellow poets.


The JI Tiger is rather reclusive most of the time, but he can be seen in this hard to obtain vintage photo where his blue will have to be imagined. While long considered to be a mythical creature, he is proud to be the mascot of the Joint Institute. While he excels at math and engineering, he mixes his love of science with the humanities and is proud to serve as the mascot for the Blue Tiger Review. He cannot be reached directly, only searched for, but like all magical creatures, he will appear to those who deserve him. If you find him, tell him hello from Ryan.

Joining the Team

If you are at all interested in working with The Blue Tiger Review, please email us at We are always on the lookout for volunteers who love literature, opportunities to hold workshops, or forums to discuss the importance of literature.