Ph.D. Indiana University
268 Decio Hall
Professor Liangyan Ge teaches Chinese language, literature, and culture. His primary research interest is in the field of premodern Chinese fiction. His first book, Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction (University of Hawaii Press, 2001), discusses the orality-writing dynamics in pre-modern China that led to the vernacularization of Chinese narrative literature. His most recent book, The Scholar and the State: Fiction as Political Discourse in Late Imperial China (University of Washington Press, 2014), is a study of Chinese vernacular fiction in terms of the relationship between the literati and the imperial power. Professor Ge is also co-author of Integrated Chinese, a language textbook series.