B.A. Brown University (1991)
Ph.D. Harvard University, East Asian Lang & Civilization (2004)
Areas of Expertise
Medieval Chinese literary culture, manuscript culture, memory and memorization
Editor, Tang Studies
Manifest in Words, Written on Paper: Producing and Circulating Poetry in Tang Dynasty China. Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2010. (Winner of the 2012 Joseph Levenson Book Prize, pre-1900 category)
Review of Graham Sanders, Words Well Put: Visions of Poetic Competence in the Chinese Tradition, The University of Toronto Quarterly, vol. 78:1, pp. 221-222.
「唐代长安诗歌的流传」(“The Circulation of Tang Poetry in Chang‘an”), in Chen Pingyuan 陈平原, et al., eds.《西安：都市想象与文化记忆》(“Xi’an: Metropolitan Imagination and Cultural Memory”), Beijing University Press, 2009.
“The Lady and Her Scribes: Dealing with the Multiple Dunhuang Copies of Wei Zhuang’s ‘Lament of the Lady of Qin’,” Asia Major, vol. 20 (2007), pp. 25-73.
”Literary Collections in Tang Dynasty China,” T’oung Pao, vol. 93 (2007), pp. 1-52.
Editorial committee member, 汉语900句 (Everyday Chinese), Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, 2006.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
2012 Joseph Levenson Book Prize, pre-1900 category, for Manifest in Words, Written on Paper: Producing and Circulating Poetry in Tang Dynasty China.
American Oriental Society, Association of Asian Studies, Early Medieval China Group, T'ang Studies Society
Committee on Priorities and Resources (2012-2014)