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I-Hsien Wu

Assistant Professor


Division of Humanities and the Arts


Foreign Languages & Literatures

Affiliated Departments

Asian Studies



p: 212-650-8120


  • Profile

    I-Hsien, Wu, Ph.D., Columbia University. Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, Department of Foreign Languages. Professor Wu's research interests include late–imperial and modern Chinese Literature, Heian Japanese Literature, Chinese music theory and modern ethnomusicology. She is working on a book-length study on The Story of the Stone, titled "The Journey of the Stone: Rites of Passage and Literary Inquiry in Dream of the Red Chamber."

  • Education

    Ph.D., Pre-modern Chinese Literature, Columbia University.

  • Publications

    “Enlightenment through Feelings: Poetry, Music, and Drama in The Story of the Stone,” Approaches to Teaching The Story of the Stone (Dream of the Red Chamber), eds. Andrew Schonebaum and Tina Lu, Modern Language Association of America (forthcoming)

    Book review: Yiji shi shi (Poetic matters of courtesans) by Ai Zhiping. Nan nü: men, women, and gender in early and imperial China, 11.1 (2009)

    “Yinyue shijia” (My musical family), World Journal (Shijie ribao), December 1, 2009

    “Xiaomei Guaiguai” (Guaiguai, my kid sister), World Journal (Shijie ribao), October 9, 2009

    “Yiswang ershi nian de xin” (A letter forgotten for twenty years), World Journal (Shijie ribao), June 1, 2009

    “Zhaoyang qu shi (Pleasure History of Zhaoyang Palace),” Encyclopedia of Erotic Literature, 3 vols., eds. Gaëtan Brulotte and John Phillips. New York: Routledge, 2006.

    Book review:Minjian wenxue de nüxing yanjiu (A study of women in folk literature) by Hong Shuling. Nan nü: men, women, and gender in early and imperial China, 8.1 (2006)

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