Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Late Imperial Chinese Literature from McGill University in 2007. 


  • Pre-Modern Chinese Literature with a focus on Ming-Qing women's literature

Research Interests

  • Late Ming courtesan culture, 18th century Qing women poets, and intellectual change in the Ming-Qing periods. She is currently working on a book manuscript entitled "Lotus Flowers Rising from the Dark Mud: Courtesans, Poetry, and Politics in Late Ming China."
  • She is also conducting research on the phenomenon of companionate marriage in 18th century China, an era known for the revival of Confucian orthodoxy.


  • Prior to coming to Bucknell, she taught at Swarthmore College and Hamilton College. Courses taught or being taught include: Women in Chinese Literature, Traditional Chinese Tales and Stories, Romance in Chinese Literature, Introduction to Chinese Culture, Introduction to Classical Chinese, and modern Chinese language courses at all undergraduate levels.

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