positions and education

Academic positions

Visiting scholar and SSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Columbia University, 2013-2014

Assistant professor, comparative literature, University of Georgia, 2014-

Visiting Scholar, Center of East Asian Studies, University of Southern California, 2020-2021 (SSRC transregional research short-term residency fellow)

Research interests: medieval and early modern globalism and China’s literature, Chinese historiography and travelogues of Southeast Asia and Japan, race and ethnicity, pirates, the sea, and Chinese literature, material and visual culture, late imperial women’s literature, translation studies, and cross-cultural exchange in premodern times.


Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania

Exchange Scholar, Yale University

MA, Columbia University

MA, University of British Columbia

BA, Nankai University