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.
I will give a lecture titled “Authentic Selfies: Posing, Portraiture, and Self-representation in Late Imperial China” on April 24 for the class “The Real and the Fake in Early Modern China” at the University of Chicago. Thank Ariel Fox for the invitation!
I very much look forward to my visit to the University of Minnesota. Many thanks to the premodern workshop for the invitation!