Fellow, Institute for Asia & Asian Studies
Xiaoshan Yang has taught courses on Chinese language, literature, and culture. He specializes in classical Chinese poetry and poetics. His publications include a monograph on comparative poetics as well as articles on Tang-Song poetry, prose, and political discourse. His book Metamorphosis of the Private Sphere: Gardens and Objects in Tang-Song Poetry (Harvard 2003) was translated into Chinese and published by Jiangsu Renmin Chubanshe in 2008. His latest book is titled Wang Anshi and Song Poetic Culture (Harvard 2021). His research has been recognized with grants by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, and the American Council of Learned Societies. He received the Rev. Edmond P. Joyce, C.S.C Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2011.
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1994.