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Jack W. Chen

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Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures

Department: Asian Languages & Cultures
290 Royce Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540 CA
Email: jwchen@humnet.ucla.edu


B.A., Literature, Yale University, 1994

M.A., Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1996.

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University, 2002.
Dissertation: “Denying Imperial Bodies: Tang Taizong and the Poetics of Sovereignty.”


Chinese literature, with emphasis in poetry


The Poetics of Sovereignty: On Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty.Harvard University Asia Center, 2010.

“Blank Spaces and Secret Histories: Questions of Historiographic Epistemology in Medieval China.” Journal of Asian Studies 69.4 (2010).

“Shi 詩.” In The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, gen. ed. Roland Greene, 4th ed. (Princeton University Press, forthcoming).

“On the Act and Representation of Reading in Medieval China.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 129.1 (2009).

“北美漢學研究現況 (Thoughts on the State of Chinese Literary Studies in North America).” trans. Chen Jingru 陳靖如, Hanxue yanjiu tongxun
(May 2009).

“The Writing of Imperial Poetry in Medieval China.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 65.1 (2005).

"Politics and Chinese Religion” (co-authored with Natasha Heller), in Lindsay Jones, gen. ed., The Encyclopedia of Religion, 2nd rev. ed. (Macmillan, 2004).