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Ding Xiang Warner

Pre-Modern China

336 Rockefeller Hall
(607) 254-6562

Ding Xiang Warner (Ph.D., University of Washington, 1996)

Chinese literature and literary thought from Han dynasty through the early Song, early and medieval Chinese intellectual history, and the study of textual production and text culture in pre-modern China.

Classical Chinese
Readings in Classical Chinese Literature
Ideas and Literature of Medieval China
Representations of Womanhood in Traditional China (Writing Seminar)
China's Literary Heritage
Chinese Narrative Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Transmitting Authority: Wang Tong (ca. 584-617) and the Zhongshuo in Medieval Chinese Manuscript Culture (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014)

  • A Wild Deer amid Soaring Phoenixes: The Opposition Poetics of Wang Ji (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003)

  • "Wang Tong and the Compilation of the Zhongshuo (Discourses on the Mean): A New Evaluation of the Source Materials and Points of Controversy." Journal of the American Oriental Society 120 (2001): 370-90.

  • "Mr. Five Dippers of Drunkenville: The Representation of Enlightenment in Wang Ji's Drinking Poems." Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 (1998): 347-55.

  • "The Two Voices of Wangchuan ji: Poetic Exchange between Wang Wei and Pei Di." Early Medieval China 10-11, pt. 2 (2005): 57-72.

  • "Rethinking the Authorship and Dating of 'Gujing ji' (The Story of an Ancient Mirror)." T'ang Studies 20-21 (2002-03): 1-38.

  • " 'A Splendid Patrimony': Wang Bo and the Development of a New Poetic Decorum in Early Tang China." T'oung Pao 98 (2012): 113-44.
  • Courses:

  • Asian 1101 "Representations of Womanhood in Traditional China" (FWS)
  • Asian 2271 "China's Literary Heritage"
  • Asian 3325 "Tales of Crime and Justice from Pre-modern China"
  • ChLit 3307 "Readings in Classical Chinese Literature"
  • ChLit 4418 "Medieval Chinese Narrative Literature"
  • ChLit 4420 "Tang Poetry: Themes and Contexts"
  • Related Links:

  • East Asia Program
  • Updated 07/10/2015