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Guangchen Chen Book Publication and Grant

Guangchen Chen

Associate Professor of Chinese Literature and Culture Guangchen Chen was awarded a grant from the Esherick-Ye Family Foundation. The grant will support Dr. Chen's research in mainland China and Taiwan for his book project "Thing Lost, Thing Regained: Antiquarian Collecting and Chinese Modernity."

Dr. Chen's translation of David Damrosch's How to Read World Literature with wife Allison Qin was recently published by Peking University Press. The new edition of this highly popular guide addresses the unique challenges and joys faced when approaching the literature of other cultures and eras. David Damrosch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University and a leading authority in the field, draws on years of teaching experience to provide readers with ways of thinking creatively and systematically about key issues, such as reading across time and cultures, reading works in translation, emerging global perspectives, postcolonialism, orality and literacy, and more.