Research Interest: Dramatic and performing literature of the late imperial period; vernacular short stories of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing; book history and print culture of the Ming and Qing; Chinese woodblock illustration, textual and visual culture in late imperial China.
Janet Zhiqun Xing - Professor of Chinese and Linguistics (1999)
Professor Xing's research interest is in discourse analysis, historical linguistics, semantic change, grammaticalization and pedagogical grammar of Chinese. She teaches linguistics and Chinese language courses at all levels. She is the editor-in-chief for the journal of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL).