David R. Knechtges

List of Contributors

Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature

Cao Daoheng 曹道衡 (1928–2005). Born in Suzhou. B.A. in Chinese, Peking University 1952. Research fellow, Chinese Academy of Social Sciencs, Beijing. Author of numerous books including Zhonggu wenxue shi lunwen ji (1986), Zhonggu wenxue shi lunwen ji xubian (1994), Zhongguo wenxuejia dacidian (Xian Qin Han Wei Jin Nanbeichao juan) (1996) (with Shen Yucheng), Lanling Xiaoshi yu Nanchao wenxue (2004), Nanchao wenxue shi (1991) (with Shen Yucheng), Zhonggu wenxue shiliao congkao (2003) (with Shen Yucheng), Xian Qin Liang Han wenxue shiliao xue (2005) (with Liu Yuejin), Nanbeichao wenxue biannian shi (2000) (with Liu Yuejin).

Taiping Chang, Executive Editor of the Yale University Press Culture and Civilization of China series. She received her B.A. in Chinese and M.A. in Comparative Literature from Tunghai University, and her Ph.D. in Chinese from the University of Washington. She has published two books with Peking University Press on business Chinese and Chinese trade law as well as many articles on Chinese language and literature.

David R. Knechtges, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Washington. He is a specialist on pre-Tang literature. His publications include Two Studies on the Han Fu (1968); The Han Rhapsody: A Study of the Fu of Yang Hsiung (1976); The Han shu Biography of Yang Xiong (1982); Wen xuan: Selections of Refined Literature (1982, 1987, 1996). He is the editor of: Gong Kechang, Studies on the Han Fu (1997); Court Culture and Literature in Early China (2002); with Eugene Vance, Rhetoric & the Discourses of Power in Court Culture (2005).

Mark Pitner, Ph.C. University of Washington. He received his B.A. in History and the Classics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his M.A. from the University of Washington in Asian Languages and Literature where he is now completing a Ph.D. dissertation “Embodied Geographies of Han Dynasty China: Yang Xiong and his Reception.” He has written on developments in Ruism (Confucianism), the history of natural science in China, and is currently working on a number of projects that explore the role of place in the intellectual history of China.

Hsiang-lin Shih, Ph.D. student in Chinese University of Washington. M.A. in Chinese, University of Washington. B.A. in Chinese, Dong Hwa University, Taiwan. She specializes in Pre-Qin and Han literature. Recently she has been working on group literary composition in the Jian’an period.

Ping Wang, Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. in Chinese Literature from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2006. She also has an M.A. degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a B.A. from Anhui University. She has taught at Jilin University (Changchun), University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her research focuses on Pre-Modern Chinese Literature, classical poetry in particular. She has published articles with Asia Major, T’ang Studies, and The Journal of American Oriental Society. Her book manuscript on Xiao Tong’s (501–531) writings aims to shed light on a neglected yet important figure in the literary and political history of China.

Jie Wu, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, Washington State University. Jie Wu grew up in Beijing and Shanghai. She received her Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington in 2008. She has an M.A. in Chinese from the University of Colorado, and a B.A. in journalism from Fudan University. Her primary research interests include medieval Chinese literature, especially poetry, literary history, and cultural sociology. She also writes columns for several Hong Kong newspapers.

Yuan Xingpei 袁行霈. From Wujin, Jiangsu. Born 1936. B.A. in Chinese, Peking University 1957. On faculty of Peking University from 1957 to present. Chairman, International Academy for China Studies, Peking University. Author and editor of numerous books including Zhongguo wenxue shi (1999), Zhonghua wenming shi (2006), Tao Yuanming ji jianzhu (2003), Tao Yuanming yanjiu (1997), Zhongguo shige yishu yanjiu (1987).

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