Major Research Interests

Research Interest: Chinese vernacular literature of the late imperial period, both fiction and drama.

Educational Background

 M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Chinese Literature, from Columbia University. New York. N. Y.

Major Publications

 1. Peony Pavilion Onstage: Four Centuries in the Career of a Chinese Drama. Ann Arbor:
Center for Chinese Studies, 2002.
2. ” Peony Pavilion On the Stage and in the Study,” introduction to Cyril Birch, trans.. The Peony
Pavilion. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002, rev. ed.
3. “Plum and Portrait: Feng Menglong’s Revision of The Peony Pavilion.” Asia Major, 3rd ser., 6:
1 (1993): 127-60.
Current Research: A project on Yueju (Shaoxing opera), focusing on its history as a form of
all-female musical drama in China.
Pre-modern Chinese vernacular literature. Currently working on a study of two Ming dynasty playwrights.

Winter 2017
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2017 term.

Winter 2017
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2017 term.Winter 2017
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2017 term.Winter 2017
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2017 term.Winter 2017
No ASIA course(s) were found for W2017 term.

Courses Taught at UBC

 Chinese 200: Intermediate Chinese
Chinese 450-451: Pre-Modem Chinese Fiction I & II
Arts I
Asia 341: Classical Chinese Literature in Translation
Asia 342: Chinese Literature in Translation: The Vernacular Tradition
Asia 352: Topics in Traditional Chinese Vernacular Literature
Asia 501: Research Methods and Source Materials in Classical Chinese
Studies
Asia 515: Topics in Early Vernacular Modern Chinese Literature