Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
268 Decio Hall
- Ph.D., Indiana University
- M.A., Nanjing University, China
- B.A., Hefei Polytechnic University, Chinaook series.
Professor Liangyan Ge teaches Chinese language and literature. The courses he has taught include "Heroism and Eroticism in Traditional Chinese Fiction," "Chinese Literary Dream and Dream of the Red Chamber," "Readings in Traditional Chinese Drama," "20th-century Chinese Literature," and "Advanced Chinese." Professor Ge's primary research interest is in the field of premodern Chinese culture and fictional literature. Apart from his many journal articles, his first monograph, Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction (University of Hawaii Press, 2001), discusses the orality-writing dynamics in premodern China that led to the vernacularization of Chinese narrative literature. His recent monograph, The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political discourse in Late Imperial China (University of Washington Press, 2015), is a study of premodern Chinese fiction in terms of the relationship between the literati and the imperial power. Professor Ge is also a co-author of Integrated Chinese, a language textbook series.