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Dr Tian Yuan Tan

Senior Lecturer in Traditional Chinese Literature and Culture, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


PhD (Harvard University); BA, MA (National University of Singapore)
Senior Lecturer in Traditional Chinese Literature and Culture, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Areas: Pre-modern Chinese literature, with emphasis on drama, songs, and fiction in the later dynasties; Chinese literary history and historiography; court theatre and performance; popular literature and culture
Regions: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore
Publications: Recent Books - Songs of Contentment and Transgression: Discharged Officials and Literati Communities in Sixteenth-Century North China (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2010); A Critical Edition of Kang Hai's Songs with Notes and and Two Essays (in Chinese)(Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji chubanshe, 2011); Text, Performance, and Gender in Chinese Literature and Music: Essays in Honor of Wilt Idema (Leiden: Brill, 2009); Articles: "Emerging from Anonymity: The First Generation of Writers of Songs and Drama in Mid-Ming Nanjing." T’oung Pao 96 (2010): 125-164; "The Transmission of Sanqu Songs, Writers’ Reputation, and Literati Network in the Mid Ming: Local and Translocal Considerations." Ming Qing Studies (2010): 193-215. For a full list of publications, see http://www.soas.ac.uk/staff/staff31901.php

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