Book talk at USC

Happy new year, readers! Wishing you a healthy and happy 2022! I recently gave a book talk virtually at the Center of East Asian Studies at the University of Southern California. It was a great pleasure to be able to talk about my pirate book with the community of USC. Sincere thanks to Professor Sonya [...]

“What Hangs on a Hairpin” officially published on Ming Studies

I am delighted to share the good news that my article titled "What hangs on a Hairpin" was officially published on Ming Studies in September. The article compares Jiang Fang's "Huo Xiaoyu's story" with Tang Xianzu's The Purple Hairpins , with a focus on the materiality and symbolic meanings of the hairpins in the two [...]

Writing Pirates Officially Published on June 24th, 2021

It is with the greatest pleasure to announce that my first book Writing Pirates: Vernacular Fiction and Oceans in Late Ming China was officially published on June 24th, 2021. Thanks to an award from the James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation, this title has an open-access digital version which is free for download [...]