Huan Jin specializes in late imperial and early Republican Chinese literature (c.a. 1500–1930), as well as the History of the Book. Specifically, her research interests focus on the symbiosis of literature and history in nineteenth century China. In her current project, entitled “Writing the Taiping Civil War (1851–1864): Propaganda, Testimony, and Literary Mediation,” she explores how people developed typologies for political, cultural, and epistemological changes through the mediation of a variety of genres, including propagandistic works, fiction, drama, and memoirs during and immediately after the Taiping War. Huan Jin will begin teaching at the City University of Hong Kong in January 2017.