Story Map Projects: Self and Society in Premodern China–– 2018 Fall

My students in the class of “Self and Society in Premodern Chinese Literature” (2018 fall) used Story Map to present some fascinating projects about religion, gender, and dynastic changes in premodern China.

The projects are not possible without the help from Stacy Curry-Johnson, Vanderbilt Librarian for Geospatial Data and Systems

Chinas Human Spirits Across Time and Space

Sun Wukong Self Cultivation

Women and Gender Relations throughout China and Chinese Literature

Li Bai’s Poetic Travels

The Ming Qing Transition

“Journey to the West” in the Context of Buddhist China

Dean’s Faculty Fellow

It’s my great honor to be named one of seven inaugural Dean’s Faculty Fellows in the College of Arts and Science at Vanderbilt University for 2019-2021. The fellowship will provide funding and possible leave time that is instrumental for my research for the second book project. I thank my colleagues in the Asian Studies Program, especially Gerald Figal, for the unwavering support!

VU Grant for Digital Teaching and Research

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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.


CCK Research Grant for Dead Body Project

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.