Credentials: Chinese Literature
BA, Grove City College
Program & Degree: Chinese Literature and Culture, MA
After six years teaching TEFOL at a normal university in Ningxia, China, I realized that my desire to deepen my knowledge and love for Chinese culture, history, and literature would only be possible through further formal study. I have therefore come to UW-Madison to take my first steps toward a PhD in Chinese Literature. Currently, I am interested in any and all topics related to China, but my primary research interest is in pre-modern literary thought and criticism, particularly of the 3rd to 7th centuries. My hope is to one day be able to strengthen bonds of understanding between the East and the West by better teaching the wisdom found in their respective literary traditions.