I am happy to announce that my book Writing Pirates: Vernacular Fiction and Oceans in Late Ming China is shortlisted by University of Michigan Press as a recommended title for libraries.
Please attend my organized panel "Trade networks, maps, and literatures in south China seas and Malay Archipelago" at AAS 2021, March 22, 3:00pm-4:30pm.
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 [...]
I am delighted to announce that my new article “What Hangs On a Hairpin: Inalienable Possession and Language Exchange in Two Marriage Romances” is accepted for publication by Ming Studies. Following is the paper’s abstract. Stay tuned! What Hangs On a Hairpin: Inalienable Possession and Language Exchange in Two Marriage Romances This paper discusses the [...]
This literary map sketches the major battle routes described and mentioned in the prolific late Ming literatus-publisher Xiong Damu's 熊大木 (ca. 1506-1579) Romance of the Northern Song (Beisong zhizhuan 北宋志傳). The romance-novel itself is based upon the saga of Yang Family Generals (Yangjia jiang 楊家將)--the oral and literary family compound of pinghua 平話, plays, and [...]