NanxiuÂ Qian is professor of Chinese Literature in the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice. She received her M.A. from Nanjing University, China (1982) and her Ph.D. from Yale (1994). Qian's research interests include classical Chinese literature, Chinese intellectual history, comparative literature, and studies on theÂ Sinosphere. She has published in both English and Chinese. She is the author ofâ€¯Politics, Poetics, and Gender in Late Qing China:Â XueÂ ShaohuiÂ (1866-1911) and the Era of Reformâ€¯(Stanford University Press, 2015) andâ€¯Spirit and Self in Medieval China: The Shih-shuoÂ hsin-yuÂ and Its Legacyâ€¯(University of Hawaii Press, 2001).â€¯She is editor ofâ€¯Chanting Following Jiaâ€¯(ShanghaiÂ gujiÂ chubanshe, 2007) andâ€¯co-editor ofâ€¯Different Worlds of Discourse: Transformations of Gender and Genre in Late Qing and Early Republican Chinaâ€¯(Brill, 2008);â€¯Chinese Literature: Conversations Between Tradition and Modernityâ€¯(ShanghaiÂ gujiÂ chubanshe, 2007), andâ€¯Beyond Tradition and Modernity: Gender, Genre, and Cosmopolitanism in Late Qing Chinaâ€¯(Brill, 2004). Additionally, she has published a number of articles. She has also published poems, essays, plays, and movie and play reviews with Chinese journals and newspapers, including a newly completed traditional Chinese opera, onÂ the life of the most famous Chinese woman poet LiÂ QingzhaoÂ (1084-c. 1155). One of her literary essays won the first prize of the Ninth Literary Award of Taiwan's Central Daily (1997).â€¯She won two teaching awards while teaching at Nanjing University (1981-1986). Her research has received grants from the National Endowment for Humanities (2000, 2001-2002) and American Council of Learned Societies (2000-2001).â€¯
Dr. Qian is an affiliate of the Chao Center for Asian Studies, the Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies.