David Sena received his B.A. in Economics and Chinese Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. His scholarly interests focus on the language, literature, and history of premodern China. His research concerns the social and cultural history of the first millennium B.C. as reconstructed through bronze inscriptions and archaeologically recovered manuscripts. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard, he served as Assistant Professor in the Asian Studies Department at the University of Texas at Austin, where he taught a range of classes on premodern Chinese language, textual culture, intellectual and cultural history. He currently teaches introductory and intermediate literary Chinese.