Wang David

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David Der-Wei Wang

Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature and of Comparative Literature

David Der-Wei Wang is Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies and Academician of Academia Sinica and American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Wang’s specialties are Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Sinophone Literature, Late Qing fiction and drama, and Comparative Literary Theory. Wang received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and has taught at National Taiwan University and Columbia University.

Wang’s recent English publications include The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in 20th Century China (University of California Press, 2004), Taiwan under Japanese Colonial Rule (co-ed. with Ping-hui Liao, Columbia, 2007), Global Chinese Literature (co-ed. with Jin Tsu, 2010, Brill), The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists through the 1949 Crisis (Columbia, 2014), A New Literary History of Modern China (ed., 2017, Belknap of Harvard), Why Fiction Matters in Contemporary China (Brandeis, 2020).

Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History

David Der-Wei Wang

January 2007

Fin-de-Siècle Splendor Repressed Modernities of Late Qing Fiction, 1848-1911

David Der-Wei Wang

June 1997