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Nanxiu Qian
Professor
Professor of Chinese Literature
 
e-mail:nanxiuq@rice.edu
 
  • M.A. Classical Chinese Literature (1982) Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • M.A. and M.Ph. Literature (1991) Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Ph.D. Literature (1994) Yale University, New Haven, CT
 
Primary Department
   Asian Studies
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Academic Advising
  • Asian Studies
  • Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Medieval and Early Modern Studies
  • School of Humanities
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    Research Areas
     Classical Chinese literature, women and gender, transnational study of traditional Eastern Asian cultures
     

    Lienü versus Xianyuan: The Two Biographical Traditions of Writing East Asian Women History.”

     

    Lienü versus Xianyuan: The Two Biographical Traditions of Writing East Asian Women History.”An English book project in progress (the English and Chinese versions of a general introduction have been published with two edited volumes respectively).

     
    Teaching Areas
     Chinese literature (classical and modern), women and gender,and Eastern Asian cultures
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    “Liang Zhangju Minchuan guixiu shihua ji Ding Yun Xubian yizhi chutan” 梁章钜《閩川閨秀詩話》及丁芸《續編》意旨初探 (A tentative study of the compilation intentions of Liang Zhangju’s Remarks on women’s poetry from the Min River and Ding Yun’s Sequel). Zhongguo shixue 中國詩學 (Chinese poetics) 20 (Renmin wenxue chubanshe, Feb. 2016).  Eds. Zhang Bowei 張伯偉, Jiang Yin 蔣寅. 207-18.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "Transformation of the Min (Fujian) Cainü Culture in the Late Qing Reform Era." Ming Qing Studies, 2013 (2014) : 285-311.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Ru yu xiang: Nü Shishuo chutan” 乳與香:《女世說初探》 (Milk and scent: A tentative study of the two Women’s Shishuo), Zhongguo wenxue xuebao 中國文學學報 (Journal of Chinese Literature) 3 (2012).

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Cultural and Ritual Empowerment of Women in the Northern Courts: Yu Xin’s Epitaphic Writings.” Frontiers of Literary Study in China (Beijing: Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag, 2011) 5 (4): 511-36.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Qingmo nüxing kongjian kaituo: Xue Shaohui bianyi Waiguo lienü zhuan de dongji yu mudi” 清末女性空間開拓:薛紹徽編譯《外國列女傳》的動機與目的 (Expansion of women’s space: Xue Shaohui’s motivation and purpose of compiling the Biographies of Foreign Women). Fanyi shi yanjiu 翻譯史研究 (Study of the history of translation). 1 (2011): 170-200.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Liu Yiqing (403-444),” in the Classical Chinese Writers, vol. 358 of the Dictionary of Literary Biographies, edited by Curtis Dean Smith. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Cengage Learning, 2010. 101-06." 

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Yu Xin (513-581),” in the Classical Chinese Writers, vol. 358 of the Dictionary of Literary Biographies, edited by Curtis Dean Smith. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Cengage Learning, 2010. 301-05." 

     
     Kang-i Sun Chang and Nanxiu Qian. “Meiguo Hanxue yanjiu zhong de xingbie yanjiu” (Gender Studies in American Sinology). Co-authored with Kang-i Sun Chang. Shehui kexue luntan (Social Science and Humanities Forum) 129 (November 2006): 102-115. ISSN: 10082026
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Revitalizing the Xianyuan (Worthy Ladies) Tradition: Women in the 1898 Reforms.” Modern China: An International Quarterly of History and Social Science 29.4 (October 2003): 399-454. ISSN: 00977004. www.sagepub.com/ejournals
     
     Nanxiu Qian. "'Borrowing Foreign Mirrors and Candles to Illuminate Chinese Civilization': Xue Shaohui's (1866-1911) Moral Vision in the Biographies of Foreign Women," special issue of Nan Nu: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 6.1 (March 2004): 60-101. ISSN 13876805
     
     Nanxiu Qian. "Chongsu xianyuan: Wuxu funü de ziwo jiangou” (Recreating virtuous and talented ladies: Women’s self-fashioing in the 1898 reforms). Shuwu (Book house) 122 (December 2007): 46-49. ISSN 10070222
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Chuanshen edu: Shishuo xinyu suzao renwu xingxiang de yishu shoufa” (The Artistic Technique for the Portrayal of Characters in the Shishuo xinyu). Wenxue pinglun, 5 (1986): 104-112
     
     Nanxiu Qian. Daitô Seigo: An Alien Analogue of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” Early Medieval China 4 (1998): 49-82. ISSN: 15299104
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Li Qingzhao de jiaguo qinghuai ji qi xiqu chengxian” (Song Woman Poet Li Qingzhao’s [1084-c. 1155] Version of Patriotism and its Visualization in Drama), Nüxue xuezhi (Journal of Women and Gender Studies) (Taiwan National University) 16 (November 2003): 213-293. ISSN: 16834852
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Lun Shishuo xinyu shenmei guan” (On the Aesthetic Standards of the Shishuo xinyu). Jianghai xuekan, 1982-2: 122-126
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Milk and Scent: Works about Women in the Shishuo xinyu genre.” Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China 1.2 (Fall, 1999): 187-236. ISSN 13876805
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Qingji nü zuojia Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) yu Waiguo lienü zhuan” (The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui and Her Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women). Wenxue pinglun congkan 4.1 (April 2001): 102-126. ISBN: 7539915897
     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “The Chinese essayist Liu Zongyuan, 773-819,” The Encyclopedia of the Essay, compiled by Tracy Chevalier. London: Fitzroy Deurborn Publishers, 1997. ISBN: 1884964303

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “The Chinese essayist Su Shi, 1037-1101,” The Encyclopedia of the Essay, compiled by Tracy Chevalier. London: Fitzroy Deurborn Publishers, 1997. ISBN: 1884964303

     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Zheng yü fan: Zhongguo gudian shici yixiang de liangchong xing” (Identity and Contrariety: Duality of Images in Classical Chinese Poetry). Zhongguo gudian wenxue luncong 3 (1985): 233-245
     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Dadong shiyu yu Riben Shishuo fangzuo” 《大東世語》與日本《世說》仿作 (Daitô Seigo and the Japanese Shishuo imitations). Yuwai Hanji yanjiu jikan (Journal of the study of Asian classics in Chinese) 1 (2005, Beijing): 251-268.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui (1866-1911),” Hsiang Lectures on Chinese Poetry, Center for East Asian Research, McGuill University, Volume 3 (2005): 1-48.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Revitalizing the Xianyuan (Worthy Ladies) Tradition: Women in the 1898 Reforms.” Modern China: An International Quarterly of History and Social Science 29.4 (October 2003): 399-454.

     
     Books
     

    Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. Stanford University Press, 2015. 392pp. ISBN 9780804792400


    http://www.sup.org/books/title/?id=23257
     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. Shige yu zhengzhi 詩歌與政治. A Chinese translation with annotation of Donald Holzman, Poetry and Politics: the Life and Works of Juan Chi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976), Shanghai guji chubanshe, forthcoming.

     
     Liu, Shizhen and Nanxiu Qian, Shishuo xinyu xuanyi. An Abridged Translation of the Shishuo xinyu, from classical to modern Chinese, with introductions and annotations. Chengdu: Bashu shushe, 1989. 304 pp. ISBN: 7805231060
     
     Spirit and Self in Medieval China: The Shih-shuo hsin-yü and Its Legacy. Honolulu: the University of Hawaii Press, 2001. 520pp. ISBN: 0824823095
     
     Editor of books
     Grace Fong, Nanxiu Qian, and Harriet Zurndofer, eds. (listed in alphabetical order). Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing China. Leiden: Brill, 2004. 175 pp. ISBN: 9004138943
     
     Guo Weisen, Qian Nanxiu, and Liu Shizhen, eds. Gudai wenhua zhishi yaolan (A Guide to Classical Chinese Culture). Changsha: Hunan renmin chubanshe, 1986. 493 pp.
     
     Nanxiu Qian, Grace Fong, Richard J. Smith, eds. Different Worlds of Discourse: New Views of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China. Leiden: Brill, June, 2008. 415 pp. ISBN: 9789004167766
     
     Qian Nanxiu, ed. Xue Jia yin (Chantings following Jia), Poetic works of Chen Jitong (1852-1907). With an introduction. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2005. 182 pp. ISBN: 7532540499
     
     Zhang Hongsheng and Qian Nanxiu, eds. Chinese Literature: Coversations between Tradition and Modernity. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2007. 803 pp. ISBN: 9787532548217
     
     Book chapters
     

    “Discovering History in Lugang: Shih Shu-ching’s Narratological Approach to Writing Historical Fiction.” In Kuaguo huaren shuxie, wenhua yishu zaixian: Shih Shu-ching yanjiu lunwenji 跨國華人書寫,文化藝術再現:施叔青研究論文集 (Writings of the Chinese Diaspora, Representarion of Culture and art: Collected Studies on Shih Shu-ching). Ed. Chien Ying-ying 簡瑛瑛 and Liao Ping-hui 廖炳惠. Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University Press, December 2015 (out in 2016). 95-118.

     
     

    “Shihua tongyuan: Xue Shaohui zhi tihua shi chutan” 詩畫同源:薛紹徽 (1866-1911) 之題畫詩初探 (Poetry and art are of the same origin: A tentative study of Xue Shaohui’s poetic inscriptions on paintings and calligraphies). In Lüxing de tuxiang yu wenben 旅行的圖像與文本 (Traveling Image and Text). Ed. Wu Shengqing 吳盛青. Shanghai: Fudan University Press, 2016. 31-50.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "Competing Conceptualization of Guo (country, state, and/or nation) in Late Qing Women’s Journals." A Space of Their Own: Women and the Periodical Press in China’s Long Twentieth Century (2016) In Press

     
     

    “Nüxing shijie zhong de wan-Qing shixue: Xue Shaohui ji wan-Qing Minpai nȕ shiren dui Minshi pai de lishi jiangou” (Women’s vision and version of late Qing poetics: The reconstruction of Min poetic history by Xue Shaohui and late Qing Min women poets). In Jiedu wenben: Wusi yu Zhongguo xiandangdai wenxue (Interpreting the texts: The May-Fourth movement and Modern and contemporary literature). Eds. Wang Feng, Jiang Langlang, and Wang Juan. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2014. 145-65.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“The Worthies of the Bamboo Grove.”." Stories of Chinese Poetic Culture: Earliest Times through the Tang. (2016) In Press

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Wei-Jin xianyuan chuantong zhi xingcheng ji qi zai Zhong Ri de liuchuan” 魏晉“賢媛”傳統之形成及其在中日的流傳 (Formation of the Worthy-Ladies tradtion during the Wei-Jin period and its transmission in China and Japan). ." Zhongguo gudian wenxue yu Dongya wenming lunwen ji 中國古典文學與東亞文明論文集 (Collected essays on classical Chinese literature and East Asian civilizations). (2016) In Press

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Xue Shaohui ji qi wuxu shishi” 薛紹徽及其戊戌詩史 (Xue Shaohui and her poetic chronicle of late Qing reforms)." Kuayue guimen: Ming-Qing nüxing zuojia lun 跨越閨門:明清女性作家論 (Going beyong the inner chambers: On Ming and Qing women writers). (2014) : 307-331.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "Xue Shaohui’s Poetic Inscriptions On Art." Shiba shiji dao Minchu shiqi de shixue yanbian 十八世紀到民初時期的詩學演變 (Poetic transition at the turn of the age)In Press

     
     

    Qian, Nanxiu "Who Was Shen Queying, A Reform Martyr’s Widow or a Martyr to Reform? ." Back into ModernitySubmitted

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Qingmo nüxing kongjian kaituo: Xue Shaohui bianyi Waiguo lienü zhuan de dongji yu mudi”(Expansion of women’s space: Xue Shaohui’s motivation and purpose of compiling the Biographies of Foreign Women). In Zhongguo funü shi lunji 中國婦女史論集 (Collected essays on Chinese Women’s history), the tenth collection, edited by Yu Chien-ming游鑑明. Taipei: Daoxiang chubanshe, 2012. 185-229.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “The Worthies of the Bamboo Grove.” In Stories of Chinese Poetic Culture: Earliest Times through the Tang. Ed. Zong-qi Cai (New York: Columbia University Press), forthcoming.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Shishuo xinyu: A New Account of Tales of the World,” in the Six Dynasties Sources, Compiled by Albert Dien, Cynthia Chennault, Alan Berkowitz, and Keith Knapp. Berkeley: University of Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies, in press.

     
     

    Qian, Nanxiu "“Xue Shaohui ji qi wuxu shishi” 薛紹徽及其戊戌詩史 (Xue Shaohui and her poetic chronicle of late Qing reforms) ." Kuayue guimen: Ming-Qing nüxing zuojia lun 跨越閨門:明清女性作家論 (Going beyong the inner chambers: On Ming and Qing women writers) (2014) : 307-331.In Press

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Lienü versus Xianyuan: The Two Biographical Traditions in Chinese Women’s History.” In Beyond Exemplar Tales: Women’s Biography in Chinese History. Eds. Hu Ying and Joan Judge. Berkeley: Global, Area, and International Archive, University of California, 2011. 99-123.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “‘Lienü’ yuXianyuan’: Zhongguo funü zhuanji shuxie de liangzhong chuantong” “列女”與“賢媛”:中國婦女傳記書寫的兩種傳統 (Lienü versus Xianyuan: The two biographical traditions in Chinese Women’s History). In Chongdu Zhongguo nüxing gushi 重讀中國女性故事 (Reread Chinese women stories). Eds. Hu Ying, Joan Judge, and Yu Chien-ming. Taipei: Wunan chuban shiye gongsi, 2011. 83-106.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Wei-Jin funü yu renlun jianshi” 魏晉婦女與人倫鋻識 (Wei-Jin women and character appraisal). In Zhou Xuchu xiansheng bashi shouchen jinian wenji 周勛初先生八十壽辰紀念文集 (Collected essays in honor of Professor Zhou Xunchu). Ed. Mo Lifeng. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2008. 159-173." 

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Xue Shaohui and Her Poetic Chronicle of Late Qing Reforms.” In Inner Quarters and Beyond: Women Writers from Ming through Qing. Edited by Grace Fong and Ellen Widmer. Leiden: Brill, 2010. 339-372.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Jiaotian Jian zhi Shishuo fangzuo chutan” 角田簡之《世說》仿作初探 (A tentative study of Tsunoda Ken’s Shishuo imitations). In Fengqi yunyang: Shoujie Nanjing daxue yuwai Hanji yanjiu guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwen ji 風起雲揚︰首屆南京大學域外漢籍研究國際學術研討會論文集 (Wind rising and clouds flying: Collected essays from the first international conference on Japanese, Korean, and Vietnam classics written in Chinese, held at Nanjing University). Edited by Zhang Bowei張伯偉. Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 2009. 437-456.

     
     Nanxiu Qian. "Chen Jitong Xue Jia yin chutan" (A tentative Study of Chen Jitong's Chanting after Jia Yi). In Chinese Literature: Conversations between Tradition and Modernity. Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2007. 360-377. ISBN: 9787532548217
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Lanting shi yu Wei-Jin renlun jianshi ji shanshui shi xingcheng de guanxi” (Orchid Pavilion Poems, Wei-Chin Character Appraisal, and the Formation of Landscape Poetry). In Lanting lunji (Collected Articles on Wang Xizhi’s Preface to the Orchid Pavilion Gathering). Edited by Hua Rende and Bai Qianshen. Suzhou: Suzhou University Press, 2000. 260-278. ISBN: 781037687X
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Qingji nü zuojia Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) yu Waiguo lienü zhuan” (The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui and Her Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women). In Ming-Qing wenxue yu xingbie yanjiu (Ming and Qing Literature and the Study of Women and Gender), edited by Zhang Hongsheng. Nanjing: Jiangsu guji chubanshe, 2002, 932-956. ISBN: 7806433392
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “The Mother Nü Xuebao versus the Daughter Nü Xuebao: Generational Differences between 1898 and 1902 Women Reformers.” In Different Worlds of Discourse: New Views of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican China. Leiden: Brill, 2008. 257-291
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Wan-Qing nü shiren Xue Shaohui yu Wuxu bianfa” (The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui [1866-1911] and the 1898 Reform Movement). In Wan-Ming yu wan-Qing: Lishi chuancheng yu wenhua chuangxin (Late Ming and Late Qing: Historical Continuation and Cultural Transformation), edited by Chen Pingyuan, Wang Dewei, and Shang Wei. Wuhan: Hubei jiaoyu chubanshe, 2002. 352-374. ISBN: 7535131549
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Women's Role in Wei-Chin Character Appraisal as Reflected in the Shih-shuo hsin-yü.” In Studies in Early Medieval Chinese Literature and Cultural History, In Honor of Richard B. Mather and Donald Holzman, edited by Paul W. Kroll and David R. Knechtges. Provo, Utah: T'ang Studies Society, 2003. 259-302. ISBN: 0972925503
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Wu yu zhi: Ming Shishuo fangzuo” (Things and intent: Ming Shishuo imitations). In Wei-Jin Nan-Bei-chao wenxue yu wenhua lunwenji (Collected essays on literature and culture of the Wei, Jin, Sourthern and Northern Dynasties). Tianjin: Nankai University Press, 2002. 395-411. ISBN: 7310013670
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Yu ye? ren ye?--Gudian wenxue zuopin yishu jiegou chutan” (Fish or Man?--A Tentative Study of Artistic Structures in Classical Chinese Literature). In Qian Linsen, ed., Zhongwai wenxue yinyuan (Relationship between Chinese and Western Literatures). Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 1989. 37-60.
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Zhongdian yu Xidian” (Paralleling the West with China: Xue Shaohui’s [1866-1911] Pianwen Essays in the Reform Era). In Zhonguo gudai wenxianxue guoji xueshu yantaohui lunwenji (Conference anthology of the international conference on Chinese classics). Nanjing: Fenghuang chubanshe, 2005. 582-611. ISBN: 7807290099/K.6. www.ppm.cn
     
     Book reviews
     

    Nanxiu Qian "On Xiaorong Li. Women’s Poetry of Late Imperial China: Transforming the Inner Chambers. A Chinese Program Book. Seattle and London: University of Seattle Press, 2012. xi, 236 pp. Hardcover $ 52.16, ISBN 978-029599205-1. Paperback $27.00, ISBN 978-029599229-7. ." China Review International , 20 (2013) : 109-112.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "Shengqing Wu. Modern Archaics: Continuity and Innovation in the Chinese Lyric Tradition, 1900–1937. Cambridge (Massachusetts) and London: Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2013. xviii, 437 pp. $44.96, ISBN 978-0674-72667-3 (hardcover)." China Quarterly , 220 (2014) : 1178.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian "Timothy Wai Keung Chan. Considering the End: Mortality in Early Medieval Chinese Poetic Representation. (Sinica Leidensia.) xii, 239 pp. Leiden: Brill, 2012. E112. ISBN 978 9004 22209 0. doi:10.1017/S0041977X13000815. ." Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies , 76.3 (October 2013) : 550-552.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. Deng Xiaonan 鄧小南, Wang Zheng 王政, and Yu Chien-ming 游鑑明, eds. Zhongguo funü shi duben 中國婦女史讀本 (The Chinese women’s history reader). Beijing: Peking University Press, 2011. viii + 426 pp. RMB 48. ISBN 978-7-301-16173-9. Nan Nü 14.2 (2012): 337-341.

     
     Nanxiu Qian. "On Alan J. Berkowitz, Patterns of Disengagement: The Practice and Portrayal of Reclusion in Early Medieval China. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2000. 296 pp. ISBN 0-8047-3603.0 $55.00." In Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews 24 (2002), 204-6. ISSN: 0161-9705
     
     Nanxiu Qian. "On Dorothy Ko, Every Step a Lotus: Shoes for Bound Feet. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. 200 pp. $45.00 cloth; ISBN 0520232836; $24.95 paper; ISBN 0520232844." In Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China 5.2 (Fall 2003): 265-270. ISSN 13876805
     
     Nanxiu Qian. "On Liu Yongcong (Clara Wing-chung Ho), De, cai, se, quan: Lun Zhongguo gudai nüxing (Virtue, Talent, Beauty, and Power: Women in Ancient China). Taipei: Rye Field Publishing Company, 1998. 398 pp. NT$360. ISBN 957-708-619-5." In Nan Nü: Men, Women, and Gender in Early and Imperial China 2.1 (Spring 2000). 188-192. ISSN 13876805
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Zai Lugang faxian lishi” (Discovering History in Lugang: Review article on Shi Shuqing's Novel, Xingguo Luojin [Passing by Luojin]). In Lianhe wenxue (Unitas literary Monthly) 254 (December 2005): 141-144. ISSN: 1017-0898
     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Women’s Vision of Late Qing Poetics: Min Poetesses’ Historical Construction of the Min Poetic School.” The 2010 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 24-29, 2010.." 

     
     Dictionary or Encyclopedia Entries
     

    Nanxiu Qian "“Shishuo xinyu: A New Account of Tales of the World” ." Early Medieval Chinese Texts: A Bibliographical Guide (2015)

     
     Dramatic works
     Guangling san (Guangling Melody: The Death of Ji Kang [223-263]), a TV movie script. Gufeng (Literary Journal of Nanjing University) 2 (1983): 31-43
     
     Nanxiu Qian. Li Qingzhao. A traditional Chinese drama about the controversial life of the most famous Chinese woman poet, Li Qingzhao (1084-c. 1155), scholarly version, Journal of Women and Gender Studies (Taiwan National University) 16 (Fall 2003): 226-293. ISSN: 16834852
     
     Other
     Nanxiu Qian. “Shenmi zhuyi,” translation of Chapter 9, “Mysticism,” of Donald Holzman, Poetry and Politics: the Life and Works of Juan Chi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976), 167-184. In Qian Linsen ed., Munü yu canniang (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 1990), 263-284. ISBN: 7532505553.
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Wendao tanyuan: Zhongguo gudai duiyu wen, dao ji qi guanxi de kanfa,” translation of Chow Tse-tsung, “Ancient Chinese Views on Literature, the Tao, and Their Relationship,” Chinese Literature, Essays, Articles, Reviews 1.1 (1979):3-29. Gudian wenxue yanjiu (1988) (Nanjing: Nanjing University Press, 1989), 233-271
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Yüeh-fu pu-t'i zhong de xiangzheng yu tuoyu,” translation of Kang-i Sun Chang, “Symbolic and Allegorical Meanings in the Yüeh-fu pu-t'i Poem Series,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 46.2 (1986):353-85. Chung-wai Literary Monthly 21.1 (June 1992):49-86. ISSN: 0303-0849
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Zaidu Bada shanren shi,” translation of Kang-i Sun Chang, “Rereading Pa-ta shan-jen’s Poetry: The Textual and the Visual, and the Determinacy of Interpretation.” In Chang, Yelu, xingbie yu wenhua (Yale, Gender and Culture). Shanghai: Shanghai wenyi chubanshe, 2000, 252-287. ISBN: 7532120082
     
     Nanxiu Qian. “Zhuiqiu changsheng” translation of Chapter 8, “The Pursuit of Immortality,” of Donald Holzman, Poetry and Politics: the Life and Works of Juan Chi (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976), 149-166. In Qian Linsen ed., Munü yu canniang (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 1990), 242-263. ISBN: 7532505553
     
    Creative Works
     Other - Chongchong Chongchong feifei” (Bug's Bug's Flying--A Chinese Mother's Ditty), a literary essay. Taiwan Central Daily, Jan. 21, 1997. First prize winner of the Ninth Literary Award of Taiwan's Central Daily
     Literary essay,
     
     Other - Gushou jingshen jiayuan: xinbian yueju ‘Li Qingzhao’ guanhou” (Guarding her spiritual home: a review on the newly staged yueju opera “Li Qingzhao”). Yangzi wanbao, June 8 & 9, 2001.
     Opera review, (June 8 & 9, 2001)
     
     Performances - Li Qingzhao, A traditional Chinese drama about the controversial life of the most famous Chinese woman poet, Li Qingzhao (1084-c. 1155)
     Scholarly version in press with the Nuxue xuezhi (Journal of Women and Gender Studies) (Taiwan National University) 16 (fall 2003), in press; stage version forthcoming with Juben (Beijing).,
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     “A tentative Study of Chen Jitong’s Chanting after Jia Yi.” The 2005 ACCL (Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature) Binniel conference, sponsored by the CCK, “Chinese Literature: Conversations between tradition and Modernity.” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. June 23-26, 2005.
     
     “The Mother Nü Xuebao versus the Daughter Nü Xuebao: Generational Differences between 1898 and 1902 Women Reformers.” The NEH sponsored international conference, “Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China.” March 4-6, 2005, Rice University
     
     “Value Establishment upon Established Values: Xue Shaohui’s (1866-1911) Rewriting of Exemplary Foreign Women.” Symposim/Workshop “Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity: Politics, Poetics and Gender in Late Qing China, 1840-1911.” Rice University, March 7-9, 2003.
     
     Conference Paper
     

    “‘Exemplary Women’ versus ‘Worthy Ladies’: The Two Traditions of Writing Women History in the Tokugawa and Meji Japan.” AAS-in-Asia 2016 Conference, Doshisha University, Kyoto, June 24-26, 2016.

     
     

    Lienü versus Xianyuan: The Two Traditions of Writing Women History in the Sinosphere.” The 21st Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies. August 23-28, 2016, State University of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia.

     
     

    "Wei-Jin Xuanxue and the Formation of the Xianyuan Tradition." The 2014 WBAOS (West Branch of the Association for Oriental Studies) Convention. Stanford University, Stanford, CA. (October 29-November 2, 2014)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    “Exemplary Women (Lienü) in the Sinosphere.” Invited paper. The Confucianism Consortium 2016 Conference. The University of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, July 23-28, 2016.

     
     

    “Report on the preparation for the 2017 Rice Conference on Sinosphere Studies.” Invited paper. Workshop on the Significance of the Sinographic Textual Studies. Nanjing University, Nanjing, July 2, 2016.

     
     

    “Lienü yu Xianyuan: Liangzhong Han wenhua quan funü lishi shuxie” 列女與賢媛:兩種漢文化圈婦女歷史書寫 (Lienü versus Xianyuan: The two traditions of writing women history in the Sinosphere). Invited paper. Conference on Women/Gender and Modern Transformation of Chinese Culture. October 28-30, 2016, Renmin University of China, Beijing.

     
     

    “Liang Zhangju Minchuan guixiu shihua ji Ding Yun Xubian yizhi chutan” (A study of the compilation intentions of Liang Zhangju’s Remarks on women’s poetry from the Min River and Ding Yun’s Sequel). Invited paper, International Conference on Qing Poetics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, July 2-4, 2015.

     
     

    “Wei-Jin ‘xianyuan’ chuantong zhi xingcheng jiqi zai Zhong-Ri de liuchuan” (the Formation of the Xianyuan Tradition and its transmission in China and Japan). Invited paper, International Conference on Classical Chinese Literature, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, August 22-24, 2015.

     
     

    Shen Queying: Shoujiu lienü yihuo weixin zhishi” 沈鵲應:守舊烈女抑或維新志士 (Shen Queying: An old-fashioned chaste woman or a reformer?). Invited paper, International conference on Qing Literature, Anhui University, Hefei, Anhui, August 17-19, 2015.

     
     

    "“Shen Queying: A Reform Martyr’s Widow or a Reform Martyr Herself?”  ." Symposium “Back into Modernity: Classical Poetry and Intellectual Transition in Modern China,” Goethe University, Zhiyi Yang, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (July 4-5, 2014)

     
     

    "Discovering History in Lugang: Shih Shu-ching’s Narratological Approach to Writing Historical Fiction." International Symposium on the Taiwan Woman Writer Shih Shu-ching, Taiwan National Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. (October 17-18, 2014)

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Divination in Works of the Shishuo Genre, China and Japan.” Invited paper, International Conference on “Divinatory Traditions in East Asia: Historical, Comparative and Transnational Perspectives.” Rice University, February 17-18, 2012.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Poetry and Wei-Jin Xuanxue: Ji Kang 嵇康 (223–62) and Other Worthies of the Bamboo Grove.” Invited paper, Inaugural Conference of the Forum on Chinese Poetic Culture: Stories of Chinese Poetic Culture: Earliest Times through the Tang. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October, 19-20, 2012.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Competing Conceptualization of Guo (country, state, and/or nation) in Late Qing Women’s Journals.” Invited paper, International Conference, “Gender and Cultural Production: A New Approach to Chinese Women's Journals in the Early 20th Century.” School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, May 13-15, 2011.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qqian. “Eastern Jin Buddhism and the Formation of the Xianyuan (virtuous and talented ladies) Tradition.” Invited paper, International Conference, “Women and Religions.” Macau University, June 17-20, 2011.

     
     

    "“Translating the West in the Name of Reform: The Late Qing Woman-translator Xue Shaohui (1866-1911).” The Fourth Asian Translation Traditions Conference. Chinese University of Hong Kong, December 15-17, 2010.." (December 16, 2010)

     
     

    "Wei-Jin character appraisal and the formation of landscape poety. International Conference on Traditional Chinese Literary Theories. Chinese University of Hong Kong, May 28-29, 2010.." (May 28, 2010)

     
     

    “Nüxing shijie zhong de wan-Qing shixue” 女性視界中的晚清詩學 (Women’s vision and version of late Qing poetics). Invited paper. International Conference “The May Fourth and Modern Chinese Literature,” Peking University, April 23-25, 2009.

     
     

    ""Yu Xin’s [513-581] Epitaphs for Northern Women & Perspectives of Women and Gender." Symposium on Literature & Culture under the Northern Minority Regimes. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & Shanxi Univ, Taiyuan, China, September 3-9, 2002." Chinese Academy of Social Sciences & Shanxi Univ,, Taiyuan, China. (September 3-9, 2002.)

     
     “Borrwoing Candles and Mirrors, from Whom?” 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, April 2, 2005.
     
     “Imitation as Interpretation: The Shishuo Tradition and the Theophrastan Character Writings.” International Conference, “Poetic Thought and Hermeneutics in Traditional China: A Cross-Cultural Perspective.” Yale University, May 1-4, 2003.
     
     “Qingji nü shiren Xue Shaohui yu Wuxu bianfa” (The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui and the 1898 Reform Movement), International Conference on Late Ming and Late Qing Literature, Beijing, China, August 10, 2000.
     
     “Qingji nü zuojia Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) yu Waiguo lienü zhuan” (The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui and Her Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women), International Conference on Ming and Qing Literature and Women and Gender Study. Nanjing University. Nanjing, China. May 19, 2000.
     
     “Li Qingzhao de jiaguo qinghuai ji qi xiqu chengxian” (The Song Woman Poet Li Qingzhao’s [1084-c. 1155] Version of Patriotism and its Visualization in Drama). The Second International Symposium on the Song Literature. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, August 16-19, 2002.
     
     “Wei-Chin Character Appraisal and the Emergence of Landscape Poetry,” Lanting Conference, Suzhou University. Suzhou, China, June 17, 1999.
     
     “Wu yu zhi: Ming Shishuo fangzuo yanjiu” (Things and Intent: Ming Shishuo ti works), International Conference on Six Dynasties Literature. Nankai University. Tianjin, China, July 30, 2000.
     
     “Zhongdian yu Xidian” (Paralleling the West with China: Xue Shaohui’s Pianwen Essays in the Reform Era). The 2004 International Conference of Chinese Literary Classics, August 15-19, Nanjing, China.
     
     

    "Jiaotian Jian zhi Shishuo fangzuo chutan" (A tentative study of Tsunada Ken's Shishuo imitations), International Conference on Japanese, Korean, and Vietnam Classics written in Chinese, Nanjing University, China, August 17-20, 2007

     
     

    "The Discursive Evolution of Late Qing Women's Journals," Conference on Women's Magazines, New Women and the Reconfiguration of Genres: China in international Perspective (1898-1949), Internationales Wissenschaftsforum & Institut für Sinologie, Heidelberg, Germany, April 28-30, 2007.

     
     

    “Lienü versus Xianyuan: The Two Biographical Traditions of Chinese Women,” Conference on Gender and Biography, sponsored by the ACLS and University of California, March 3-5, 2006, Irvine, California.

     
     

    "Poetics, Hers and Theirs: Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and Late Qing Poetry," Conference "Traditional Chinese Women through a Modern Lens," Fairbank Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, June 16-18, 2006

     
     “The Mother Nü Xuebao versus the Daughter Nü Xuebao: Generational Differences between 1898 and 1902 Women Reformers.” The NEH sponsored international conference, “Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China.” March 4-6, 2005, Rice University
     
     A tentative Study of Chen Jitong's Chanting after Jia Yi. The 2005 ACCL Bienniel conference, sponsored by the CCK Foundation; Chinese Literature: Conversations between tradition and Modernity; June 23-26, 2005. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
     
     

    "Cultural and Ritual Empowerment of Women in the Northern Courts: Yu Xin's (513-581) Epitaph Writings." Workshop on Chinese Medieval Studies, Columbia University, NY, NY. (December 11, 2004)

     
     

    "Zhongdian yu Xidian (Paralleling the West with China: Xue Shaohui's Pianwen Essays in the Reform Era)." The 2004 International Conference of Chinese Literary Classics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. (August 15-19, 2004)

     
     

    "¿Imitation as Interpretation: The Shishuo Tradition and the Theophrastan Character Writings¿." International Conference, ¿Poetic Thought and Hermeneutics in Traditional China: A Cross-Cultural Perspective,¿Yale University, New Haven, CT. (May 1-4, 2003)

     
     

    "?Li Qingzhao de jiaguo qinghuai ji qi xiqu chengxian? (The Song Woman Poet Li Qingzhao?s [1084-c. 1155] Version of Patriotism and its Visualization in Drama)." The Second International Symposium on the Song Literature. Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. (August 16-19, 2002)

     
     

    "?Yu Xin beizhiwen zhong suojian Beichao funuguan ji qi wenxue chengxian? (On Yu Xin?s [513-581] Epitaphs for Nothern Women and His Perspectives of Women and Gender)." International Symposium on Literature and Culture under the Northern Minority Regimes. Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Shanxi University, Taiyuan, China. (September 3-9, 2002)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “‘Exemplary Women’ versus ‘Worthy Ladies’: The Two Traditions in Writing Women History in the Tokugawa and Meji Japan.” Invited talk. Chinese Philosophy and Religious Studies Salon, Macau University, Macau, July 12, 2016. Hosted by Jia Jinhua.

     
     

    “Chongsi Han wenhua quan: Hanzi shuxie zai Dongya wenhua zhong de yunyong zhi piping xing kaocha” 重思汉文化圈:汉字书写在东亚文化中的运用之批评性考察 (Reconsidering the Sino Cultural Sphere: A Critical Examination of the Use of Literary Chinese by East Asian Cultures). Invited talk. Anhui University, July 7, 2016.

     
     

    “Xue Shaohui ji qi wuxu shishi” 薛紹徽及其戊戌詩史 (Xue Shaohui and her poetic history about late Qing reforms). Invited talk. Renmin University of China, Beijing, October 28, 2016. Hosted by Yang Lianfen.

     
     

    Invited talks on my newly published book, Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. At Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, August 11, 2015.

     
     

    Invited talks on my newly published book, Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. AT South Methodist University, Dallas, April 16, 2015.

     
     

    Invited talks on my newly published book, Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. At Nanjing University, Nanjing, June 15, 2015.

     
     

    Podcast interview with New Books in Gender Studies, hosted by Julie Fette, on my newly published book, Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China: Xue Shaohui and the Era of Reform. http://newbooksingenderstudies.com/2015/12/11/nanxiu-qian-politics-poetics-and-gender-in-late-qing-china-xue-shaohui-and-the-era-of-reform-stanford-up-2015/

     
     

    ""Formation of the Xianyuan (virtuous and talented ladies) Tradition and the Wei-Jin Abstruse Learning and the Eastern Jin Buddhism." Insititute of Classical Learning, Nanjing University.." (December 11, 2010)

     
     

    "Expansion of women’s space: Xue Shaohui’s motivation and purpose of compiling the Biographies of Foreign Women). Department of Chinese, Peking University.." (May 14, 2010)

     
     

    "“Chronicling China’s Reform: The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui and Her Intellectual Networks.” Department of History, Jones Hopkins University.." (November 19, 2009)

     
     “An Anti-hero in the Mirror: Chia Pao-yü's Self-Fashioning in Dream of the Red Chamber,” Rice University. Houston, TX. March 8, 1993.
     
     “An Open Taxonomy of Human Nature: Significance of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü Classification,” Cornell University. Ithaca, NY. Feburary 5, 1999.
     
     “Being One's Self: Narrative Art and Taxonomy of Human Nature in the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” Yale University. New Haven, CT. February, 1992.
     
     “Between Order and Disorder: the Taxonomy of Human Nature in the Shih-shuo hsin-yü.” University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, IN. March 18, 1993.
     
     “Cultural Clash in the Classroom at An American University,” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. March 21, 2001.
     
     “Discovery of Chen Jitong’s poetic manuscript Xue Jia yin (Chanting following Jia Yi).” Fujian Social Science Academy. Fuzhou, China. August 12, 2004.
     
     “In the Tension of Rivalry: the Characterization in the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. March 10, 1994.
     
     “Lotus and Human Being: the Lotus Image in Chinese Poetry,” St. Benedict College/St. Johns University. St. Joseph, Minnesota. January 15, 1993.
     
     “Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui (1866-1911).” Paul Hsiang Lecture Series on Chinese Poetry. Center for East Asian Research, McGill Univeristy. Montreal, Canada. Friday March 22, 2002.
     
     “Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui,” University of California, Berkeley, CA. November 29th, 2000
     
     “Qingji nü shiren Xue Shaohui yu Wuxu bianfa” (The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui and the 1898 Reform Movement),” Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China. August 1, 2000.
     
     “Study of Traditional Chinese Culture in the West Today,” Dongnan University, Nanjing, China. July 5, 2001
     
     “Study of Traditional Chinese Literature in the West Today,” Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. May 25, 2001
     
     “The Female West and the Chinese Women’s space: the compilation of the Biographies of Foreign Women.” School of Humanities, Nanjing University. Nanjing, China. Friday, July 1, 2005.
     
     “Transmitting the Wei-Chin Spirit: The Shih-shuo hsin-yü and Its Legacy,” Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Yale University. New Haven, CT. September 29, 2000.
     
     “Xue Shaohui and the Biographies of Foreign Women.” Council on East Asian Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT.November 6, 2006.
     
     

    "?Her Version of Patriotism: Li Qingzhao?s love for the country, the people, and the culture?." 2002 Science, Engineering and Technology Seminar (SETS) and Diversity Summit, Houston. (Saturday, July 13, 2002)

     
     

    "?Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui (1866-1911)?." Paul Hsiang Lecture Series on Chinese Poetry. Center for East Asian Research, McGill Univeristy, Montreal, Canada. (Friday March 22, 2002)

     
     Lectures
     

    Lecturer.  "“Spirit and Self in Medieval China: On the Shishuo xinyu,” a leacture series ." Charles University, Olga Lomova, Prague, Czech. (April 22-25, 2014)

     
     Other
     

    "Cultural Clash in the Classroom at An American University." Nanjing University, Nanjing. (March 21, 2001)

     
     

    "Renovating 'Xianyuan' (Worthy Ladies): Competing contemplation on a New Chinese Womanhood in the 1898 Reform Era." Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature Biennial Conference, Shanghai, China. (June 15-17, 2001)

     
     

    "Study of Traditional Chinese Culture in the West Today." Dongnan University, Nanjing. (July 5, 2001)

     
     

    "Study of Traditional Chinese Literature in the West Today." Nanjing University, Nanjing. (May 25, 2001)

     
     

    "Xue Shaohui, the Reformer with Bound Feet." Second International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 2), Berlin, Germany. (August 9-12, 2001)

     
     

    "?Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui?." University of California, Berkeley, (November 29th, 2000)

     
     

    "?Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui? (Organizer of the panel ?Rewriting Male Poetics?)." 2000 New England Regional Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI. (September 30, 2000)

     
     

    "?Qingji nu shiren Xue Shaohui yu Wuxu bianfa? (The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui and the 1898 Reform Movement)." International Conference on Late Ming and Late Qing Literature, Beijing University, Beijing, China. (August 10, 2000)

     
     

    "?Qingji nu shiren Xue Shaohui yu Wuxu bianfa? (The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui and the 1898 Reform Movement)?." Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China. (August 1, 2000)

     
     

    "?Qingji nu zuojia Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) yu Waiguo lienu zhuan? (The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui and Her Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women)." International Conference on Ming and Qing Literature and the Study of Women and Gender, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. (May 19, 2000)

     
     

    "?Things and Intent: Ming Shih-shuo t?i works?." 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego. (March 11, 2000)

     
     

    "?To Please Women for Reform: Politics and Poetics in Establishing the First Chinese Girls? School?." 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, Portland, Oregan. (March 15, 2000)

     
     

    "?Transmitting the Wei-Chin Spirit: The Shih-shuo hsin-yu and Its Legacy?." Yale University, (September 29, 2000)

     
     

    "?Wu yu zhi: Ming Shishuo fangzuo yanjiu? (Things and Intent: Ming Shishuo ti works)." International Conference on Six Dynasties Literature, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. (July 30, 2000)

     
     

    "An Open Taxonomy of Human Nature: Significance of the Shih-shuo hsin-yu Classification." Cornell University. (Feburary 5, 1999)

     
     

    "Classifying the Female West in Chinese: Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women" (revised version)." 1999 annual meeting of the American Association for Chinese Comparative Literature (AACCL), Vienna-Salzburg, Austria. (June 12, 1999)

     
     

    "To Please (Many) a Woman for Reform: Politics and Poetics in Establishing the First Chinese School for Women." Joint Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies and the Historical Society for 20th Century China, San Marcos, Texas. (October 21-23,1999)

     
     

    "Wei-Chin Character Appraisal and the Emergence of Landscape Poetry." Lanting Conference,, Suzhou, China. (June 17, 1999)

     
     

    "Classifying the Female West in Chinese: Biographies of the Foreign Exemplary Women (Wai-kuo lieh-nu chuan)." 1998 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, DC. (March 27, 1998)

     
     

    "The Significance of the Shih-shuo Taxonomy." 1998 annual meeting of the West Branch of American Oriental Society, Seattle. (October 31, 1998)

     
     Panelist
     

    Discussant for Panel “Her Life in Her Own Words: Discovering Alternative Voices in Chinese Women’s Writing.” At the 2015 AAS-in-Asia Conference, Academic Sinica, Taipei, June 24, 2015.

     
     

    Nanxiu Qian. “Women’s Vision of Late Qing Poetics: Min Poetesses’ Historical Construction of the Min Poetic School.” The 2010 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Philadelphia, March 24-29, 2010.

     
     “Between Order and Disorder: the Taxonomy of Human Nature in the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” 1993 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Los Angeles, CA. March 28, 1993.
     
     “Classifying the Female West in Chinese: Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women (Wai-kuo lieh-nü chuan),” 1998 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Washington, DC, March 27, 1998.
     
     “Classifying the Female West in Chinese: Biographies of Exemplary Foreign Women” (revised version), 1999 Biennial meeting of the American Association for Chinese Comparative Literature (AACCL), Vienna University. Vienna-Salzburg, Austria, June 12, 1999.
     
     “Daito seigö: an Alien Analogue of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” 1996 annual meeting of the West Branch of American Oriental Society, State University of Arizona. Tempe, Arizona, October, 1996.
     
     “Discontinuity along the Line of Continuity: the Imitations of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü,” 1994 Annual Meeting of the Western Branch, American Oriental Society, University of Oregan. Portland, Oregan, October 22, 1994.
     
     “Fermenting Western Wine with Chinese Words: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and Foreign Knowledge.” 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 6, 2004.
     
     “Milk and Scent: Women Shih-shuo,” 1997 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 14, 1997.
     
     

    "“Nothing, Emptiness, and Landscape Poetry: A Genre Born of Misunderstanding,” 1995 annual meeting of the West Branch of American Oriental Society. UCLA. Los Angeles, CA. November 3, 1995.." UCLA., Los Angeles, CA.. (November 3, 1995.)

     
     “Poetic Reform amidst Political Reform: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui,” 2000 New England Regional Conference of Association for Asian Studies, Brown University, September 30, 2000 (Organizer of the panel “Rewriting the Male Poetics”).
     
     “Quo Vadis? The Last Wave of Shih-shuo Imitations,” 1997 Annual Meeting of the West Council of the Association for Asian Studies, University of Colorado. Boulder, Colorado, October 25, 1997.
     
     “Renovating ‘Xianyuan’ (Worthy Ladies): Competing contemplation on a New Chinese Womanhood in the 1898 Reform Era,” Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature Biennial Conference, Shanghai, China, June 15-17, 2001.
     
     “Shih-shuo hsin-yü and its legacy: A Reevaluation of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü and Its Imitations,” 1995 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch, Association for Asian Studies, Baylor University. Waco, Texas, October 14, 1995.
     
     “The Significance of the Shih-shuo Taxonomy,” 1998 annual meeting of the West Branch of American Oriental Society. University of Washington. Seattle, WA. October 31, 1998.
     
     “Things and Intent: Ming Shih-shuo t’i works,” 2000 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, March 11, 2000.
     
     “To Please (Many) a Woman for Reform: Politics and Poetics in Establishing the First Chinese School for Women,” Joint Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies and the Historical Society for 20th Century China, San Marcos, Texas, October 21-23, 1999.
     
     “To Please Women for Reform: Politics and Poetics in Establishing the First Chinese Girls’ School,” 2000 Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon. March 15, 2000.
     
     “Tolerance and Intolerance across Gender and Cultural Boundaries: Xue Shaohui’s Rewriting of Exemplary Foreign Women Stories.” The 2003 ACCL (Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature) Conference, the Centre of Chinese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 6-8 August, 2003.
     
     “Women's Role in Wei-Chin Character Appraisal,” 1994 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Boston, MA. March 26, 1994.
     
     “Xue Shaohui's Moral Vision in the Biographies of Foreign Women.” The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, University of Houston, October 10-11, 2003.
     
     “Xue Shaohui, the Reformer with Bound Feet,” Second International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 2), Berlin, Germany, August 9-12, 2001.
     
     

    “Wei-Jin renlun jianshi yu shanshui shi de xingcheng” 魏晉人倫鑒識與山水詩的形成 (Wei-Jin character appraisal and the formation of landscape poety). The 2007 Biennial Conference of Association for Chinese and Comparative Literature. Sichuan University, China. August 6-7, 2007.

     
     “Borrwoing Candles and Mirrors, from Whom?” 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, April 2, 2005
     
     

    "Fermenting Western Wine with Chinese Words: The Late Qing Woman Poet Xue Shaohui (1866-1911) and Foreign Knowledge." 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies, San Diego, CA. (March 6, 2004)

     
     

    "¿Gender, Genre, and the Late Qing Reforms: Xue Shaohui's Moral Vision in the Biographies of Foreign Women¿." The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Southwest Conference on Asian Studies, University of Houston, Houston. (October 10-11, 2003)

     
     

    "¿Tolerance and Intolerance across Gender and Cultural Boundaries: Xue Shaohui¿s Rewriting of Exemplary Foreign Women Stories¿." The 2003 ACCL (Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature) Conference, the Centre of Chinese Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England. (6-8 August, 2003)

     
     Session Chair
     

    Discussant and Chair for Panel #319  “Pleasure beyond Painting Eyebrows: Writing about Marital Bliss.” At the 2013 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Chicago, March 29, 2015.

     
     

    Chair for Panel “Revisiting May Fourth and Beyond.” At the 2015 Biennial Conference for the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature (ACCL), Fudan University, Shanghai, June 20, 2015.

     
     

    Chair and discussant for Panel “Reconceptualizing Virtue and Beauty in Unconventional Genres: The Exemplary Women in Late Imperial and Early Republican China,” the 2012 Annual Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Toronto, March 15-18, 2012.

     
     Workshops
     “Cultural and Ritual Empowerment of Women in the Northern Courts: Yu Xin's (513-581) Epitaph Writings.” Workshop on Chinese Medieval Studies, Columbia University, NY, December 11, 2004.
     
     

    "¿Value Establishment upon Established Values: Xue Shaohui¿s (1866-1911) Rewriting of Exemplary Foreign Women¿." Symposim/Workshop ¿Tradition and the Challenge of Modernity: Politics, Poetics and Gender in Late Qing China, 1840-1911,¿Rice University, Houston. (March 7-9, 2003)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Editor for Special Issue, Special issue of NAN NÜ: Men, Women and Gender in Early and Imperial China 6.1 (March 2004).. Brill. (2008 - 2008)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Faculty Teaching Release Fellowships, Human Research Center, Rice University (2016-2017)

     “Reconsidering the Sino Cultural Sphere: A Critical Examination of the Use of Literary Chinese by East Asian Cultures” , National Endowment for the Humanities (2016-2018)

     Stephen C. Soong Translation Studies Memorial Awards 2012, Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/rct/ts/soong_2012.html (2012)

     NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Fellowship Awards, for the book project "Chronicling China's Reform: The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui (1866-1911)", NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) (2001-2002)

     NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Summer Stipend Award, for the book project, "Chronicling China's Reform: The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui (1866-1911).", NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) (Summer 2000)

     Nanjing University Award for Excellence in Teaching, third place, Nanjing University (1983)

     Nanjing University Award for Excellence in Teaching, first place, Nanjing University (1986)

     Richard J. Franke Fellowship, Graduate School, Yale University (1988-1989)

     Yale University Fellowship, Graduate School, Yale University (1989-1991)

     Yale University Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, Yale University (1991-1992)

     First prize winner of the Ninth Literary Award of Taiwan's Central Daily, for the literary essay, “Chongchong Chongchong feifei” (Bug's Bug's Flying--A Chinese Mother's Ditty), The Ninth Literary Award of Taiwan's Central Daily (1997)

     ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) Award, as a 2000-2001 participant in the National Program for Advanced Study and Research in China, for the book project "Chronicling China's Reform: The Late Qing Woman Writer Xue Shaohui", ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) (2000-2001)

     CCK (Chang Ching-kuo Foundation) Award for the Conference “Chinese Literature: Conversations between Tradition and Modernity,” with Zhang Hongsheng, held June 23-26, 2005, Nanjing., CCK (Chang Ching-kuo Foundation) (2005)

     The NEH Award for the collaborative research project, “Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China,” as Project Director, with Richard J. Smith and Grace Fong, NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) (2004-2007)

     Yale University Fellowship, Graduate School, Yale University (1987-1988)

     NEH Award for the collaborative research project, "Beyond Tradition and Modenity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China," with Grace Fong and Richard J. Smith, National Endowment for Humanities (July 2004)

     CCK Award for the Conference "Chinese Literature: Conversations between Tradition and Modernity," with Zhang Hongsheng, The Centern of Chang Ching-kuo Foundation at Columbia University (Oct. 2004)

     Elected president of the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature, an international organization, for 2004-2006., (July 2004-)

     NEH (National Endowment for Humanities) Fellowship Awards, 2001-2002, National Endowment for Humanities (2001-2002)

    Positions Held
     President, The Association for Chinese and Comparative Literature. (2004 - 2006)

     Evaluation Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities. (2015 - 2015)

     Evaluation Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities. (2011 - 2011)

     Evaluation Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities. (2003 - 2003)

     Evaluation Panelist, National Endowment for the Humanities. (2008 - 2008)

     Project Director, the collaborative research project, “Beyond Tradition and Modenity: Gender, Genre, and the Negotiation of Knowledge in Late Qing China”. (2005 - 2005)