“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 [...]

Inter-Asian literature and arts workshop at Dartmouth in March

I am delighted to announce that I was invited to participate an "Inter-Asian Literature and Arts workshop: A Research Workshop" on March 5-6 at Dartmouth organized by Miya Qiong Xie (Assistant Professor of Chinese), co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Leslie Center for the Humanities, the Inter-Asia program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), and the [...]