“The Orphan of Zhao in Transition“: This is a digital humanities project studying different versions of the Chinese drama Zhaoshi gu’er (The Orphan of Zhao) in different languages.
This is belated news: My paper “The Inconvenient Imperial Visit: Writing Clothing and Ethnicity in 1684 Qufu” (Late Imperial China) won a 2017 SEC/AAS article prize.
I’m glad to be recipient of a MacroGrant from The Vanderbilt Institute of Digital Learning (VIDL) to support my teaching/research project “Transcultural Learning through Virtual and Performance Spaces.” Through the project, my students and I will explore the circulation of a classical Chinese drama The Orphan of Zhao in different languages; we’ll also stage a performance of the drama at Vanderbilt U.
My book manuscript Exile to the Stage: Costuming and Personhood in Early Qing Drama has been contracted with Columbia University Press and is scheduled to be published in 2020.
Imagining my future book…
I am honored to receive a Research Grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation to support my book project Bodies That Still Matter: Forensics and Literature in Late Imperial China 屍體之重：法醫檢驗與明清文學 from 2018 to 2020.
The grant will allow me to make summer trips and conduct research in Asia and America. I look forward to working with literary and legal experts and exploring the intersections between crime literature and medical/legal practices in premodern China.