Having studied at the University of Hong Kong (B.B.A.) and SOAS, University of London (M.A.), Zhaokun Xin received his doctorate from Arizona State University. Focusing on fiction and drama of late imperial China, his research draws on affect studies, ritual theory, medical history, and gender studies. His current project explores the representation of anger in Ming-Qing literature. He has published on the subject in Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews (CLEAR). As a side project, he has also rendered the book entitled Celestial Women: Imperial Wives and Concubines in China by Professor Keith McMahon into Mandarin Chinese. The translation is forthcoming soon. In order to stimulate students’ creative and critical thinking, Zhaokun Xin is dedicated to incorporating performance elements, multi-media materials, and hybrid ways of storytelling into his classes.