Education

  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2005

Research Interests

  • Pre-modern Chinese narratives
  • Chinese literati culture
  • Traditional Chinese literature
  • Gender and Cultural studies

Courses Recently Taught

  • EALC C306 / C506  Introduction to Literary Chinese I
  • EALC C307 / C507  Introduction to Literary Chinese II
  • EALC E331  Traditional Chinese Literature: From Antiquity to the 13th Century
  • EALC E336 / E505  Ghosts, Immortals, Animal Spirits: Encountering the Supernatural in Traditional Chinese Culture
  • EALC E351 / E505  Traditional Chinese Women Writers
  • EALC C511  Basic Reference Works in Chinese Studies
  • EALC C521  Readings in Chinese Literature
  • EALC C600  Seminar in Chinese Studies

Awards and Distinctions

  • 2014–2015, Mellon Short Term Faculty Fellowship, Mellon Innovating International Research, Teaching and Collaboration (MIIRT), Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President, Indiana University
  • Spring 2014, AAS First Book Subvention, Association for Asian Studies
  • Spring 2014, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University
  • Spring 2014, Research Travel Grant, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University
  • 2012–2013, ACLS Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies
  • 2012–2013, American Fellowship, American Association of University Women
  • 2010–2011, New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Grant, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University
  • Fall 2010, Travel and Research Grant, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Indiana University
  • Summer 2009, Curriculum Development Grant, East Asian Studies Center, Indiana University

Publication Highlights

Monograph:

  • Literati Storytelling in Late Medieval China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015.

(https://www.washington.edu/uwpress/search/books/LUOLIT.html)

Articles:

  • “Gender, Genre, and Discourse: The Woman Avenger in Medieval Chinese Texts,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 134.4 (2014): 579–599.
  • “Tangdai xiaoshuo zhong yishi xingtai yiyi de ‘yao’” 唐代小說中意識形態意義的‘妖’ (The Ideological Meanings of Yao in Tang Stories), Beijing daxue xuebao 北京大學學報 (Journal of Peking University) 50.6 (2013): 93–101.
  • “What One Has Heard and Seen: Intellectual Discourse in a Late Eighth-Century Miscellany,” Tang Studies 30 (2012): 23–44.
  • “Remembering Kaiyuan and Tianbao: The Construction of Mosaic Memory in Medieval Historical Miscellanies,” T’oung Pao: International Journal of Chinese Studies 97 (2011): 263–300.
  • “The Seduction of Authenticity: ‘The Story of Yingying,’” Nannü: Men, Women and Gender in China 7.1 (2005): 40–70.