Biography 個人簡介



Born in the city of Harbin in 1971, Xiaofei Tian graduated from Peking University in 1989 and obtained her PhD in Comparative Literature at Harvard University in 1998. She is the author of Tao Yuanming and Manuscript Culture: Record of a Dusty Table (a Choice Outstanding Academic Title), 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 most recently, The Halberd at Red Cliff: Jian’an and the Three Kingdoms (Harvard Asia Center, 2018). Her translation of a late nineteenth-century memoir with a critical introduction, The World of a Tiny Insect: A Memoir of the Taiping Rebellion and Its Aftermath, won the inaugural Patrick D. Hanan Translation Prize in 2016. She is the editor of The Poetry of Ruan Ji, translated by Stephen Owen, in The Poetry of Ruan Ji and Xi Kang (De Gruyter, 2017), and the editor and contributing author of Reading Du Fu: Nine Views, forthcoming from Hong Kong University Press in 2020. The latter is the first collection of English articles on the Tang poet Du Fu (712-770), commonly regarded as the greatest Chinese poet. She is also the co-editor and contributor of the Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2018. She was an editor of A New Literary History of Modern China, and a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of Modern Chinese Literature. In addition, she has published numerous books, articles, poems, and translations in Chinese, including a book on the sixteenth-century novel Jin ping mei (On The Plum in the Golden Vase, first edition 2003, rpt. 2005, 2014, and 2019), a book on Sappho ("Sappho": The Making of an Euro-American Literary Tradition, first edition 2004, rpt. 2020), a literary travelogue about Andalusia (Red Fort, first edition 2006, rpt. 2019), and a collection of essays in literary and cultural criticism (Blank, first edition 2009, rpt. 2014, and 2019 with a new afterword). A collection of articles on classical Chinese literature, entitled Shadows and Ripples; Selections of Qiushuitang, is forthcoming from Nanjing University Press in 2020.

She has twice served as Chair of the Regional Studies East Asia Program at Harvard (2009-2011; 2016-2019). She was a Walter Channing Cabot Fellow in 2012 and a recipient of Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2017. In 2019-2020 she is awarded the Donald J. Munro Centennial Fellow in Chinese Arts and Letters by American Council of Learned Societies.

She is currently working on a book project entitled Writing Empire and Self: Cultural Transformation in Early Medieval China, and a project on Tang dynasty writings about things, slaves, and automatons.



田曉菲,哈佛大學東亞系中國文學教授。1971年生於哈爾濱,1989年畢業於北京大學英國語言文學系,1998年獲得哈佛大學比較文學系博士學位。英文著作包括《塵几録:陶淵明與手抄本文化研究》(榮獲2006年度Choice優秀學術著作獎;北京中華書局2007年擴增版)、《烽火與流星:蕭梁王朝的文學文化》、《神遊:早期中古時代與十九世紀的行旅寫作》、《赤壁之戟:建安與三國》。中文著作包括《秋水堂論金瓶梅》、《薩福:一個歐美文學傳統的生成》、《赭城》、《留白:秋水堂文化隨筆》、 影子與水文: 秋水堂自選集》等。中文譯著包括《毛主席的孩子們: 紅衛兵一代的成長與經歷》、《後現代主義與大眾文化》、《他山的石頭記: 宇文所安自選集》。英文譯著《微蟲世界:一部太平天國回憶錄》榮獲2016年美國亞洲研究協會首屆韓南翻譯獎。撰寫《劍橋中國文學史》之<東晉至初唐>章節,參與撰寫《牛津中國現代文學手冊》,合編《牛津中國古典文學手冊(公元前1000年-公元900年)》並執筆其中章節(榮獲2018年度Choice優秀學術著作獎),參與編輯與撰寫《現代中國新文學史》。主編《阮籍詩》(德古伊特出版社2017)、《九家讀杜》(香港大學出版社2020)。兩度出任哈佛大學東亞地域研究院主任(2009–20112016–2019)。獲哈佛大學2012年度卡波特獎、2016年度哈佛大學文理研究學院門德爾松優秀導師獎、2019-2020年度美國學術團體協會 (ACLS) 孟旦百年中國藝術人文研究課題講







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