JING CHEN is an instructor and a PhD candidate in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on pre-1900s Chinese poetry and poetics, traditional Chinese literary thought, and print culture in late imperial China. She recently completed her dissertation titled “Remaking Early Poetic Culture: Publication and Reception of Ancient-Style Poetry Anthologies in Late Imperial China.” By employing both quantitative and qualitative approaches, this dissertation examines the practices of compiling, publishing, and reading ancient-style poetry anthologies in China from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century.

TIMOTHY CLIFFORD is a Taiwan Fellow and Fulbright postdoctoral researcher at Academia Sinica, Institute of History and Philology. His research focuses on late imperial Chinese literary history, the sociology of literature, and the history of the book in East Asia. His recent publication “The Rules of Prose in Sixteenth-Century China: Tang Shunzhi (1507–1560) as an Anthologist” discusses...

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