Xiaofei Tian

Xiaofei Tian

Professor of Chinese Literature
Director, Regional Studies East Asia
Spring 2018 Office Hours: Tuesday 2:30-3:30 at 2 Divinity, rm 215 (EALC) and by appointment
Tian Xiaofei


Xiaofei Tian is Professor of Chinese Literature and chair of Regional Studies East Asia program. Her books include Tao Yuanming and Manuscript Culture (named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2006), Beacon Fire and Shooting Star: The Literary Culture of the Liang (502-557), Visionary Journeys: Travel Writings from Early Medieval and Nineteenth-century China, and The Halberd at Red Cliff: Jian’an and the Three Kingdoms. Her translation of a nineteenth-century memoir, The World of a Tiny Insect: A Memoir of the Taiping Rebellion and Its Aftermath, was awarded the inaugural Patrick D. Hanan Prize by Association for Asian Studies in 2016. She is the co-editor and contributing author of The Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000BCE-900CE) and of A New Literary History of Modern China. She was a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow in 2012.

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