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Prof. CHAN Timothy Wai Keung

Prof. CHAN Timothy Wai Keung

Programme Director of Master of Arts in Chinese Literature, Language and Culture; Professor, Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Phone number34117163
ORCID number0000-0002-3505-1364



B.A. (Ji’nan University, Guangzhou, PRC), M.A. (Peking University),, PhD (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Research area(s):

Classical Chinese literature; Daoist literature; literary criticism; comparative literature

Teaching area(s):

Classical Chinese literature; literary criticism

Taught previously at:

The Ohio State University, The University of Sydney

Selected output(s):

1.    Considering the End: Mortality in Early Medieval Chinese Literary Representation. Pp. xii+240. Leiden: Brill, 2012.
2.    Engulfing and Embracing the Vast Earth: Li Bai’s Cosmology in His “Ballad on the Sun Rising and Setting.” Tang Studies 37 (2019): 1–30.
3.    “Li He shizhong de taiyang shenhua gaibian jiqi yiyi” 李賀詩中的太陽神話改編及其意義 (“Li He’s Innovation in Rewriting Traditional Myths of the Sun”). Wuhan daxue xuebao (zhexue shehuikexue ban) 武漢大學學報(哲學社會科學版) 72.2 (2019): 1–9.
4.    “Rusheng yuxian: Liu Chen Ruan Zhao chuanshuo zai Yuan Ming yujing zhong de shidai yiyi” 儒生遇仙——劉晨阮肇傳說在元明語境中的時代意義(“The Confucian Students Met the Fairies: the Saga of Liu Chen and Ruan Zhao in the Contexts of Yuan-Ming Dynasties”). Journal of Chinese Studies 中國文化研究所學報 67 (2018): 41–62.
5.    “Beyond Border and Boudoir: The Frontier in the Poetry of the Four Elites of Early Tang.” Paul W. Kroll, ed. Reading Medieval Chinese Poetry: Studies in Text, Context, and Culture. Leiden: Brill, 2014, pp. 130–168.

Current project(s):

1.    Tentative title: Wang Bo jibuzhu huijiao 王勃集補注會校 (A collated, annotated edition of Wang Bo’s collected works). The project is Beijing Zhonghua shuju’s publication plan.
2.    Tentative title: “The Time-Travel of Liu Chen and Ruan Zhao: The Wonderland Romance and Its Variations in Medieval Chinese Literature.” Funded by GRF and FRG.
3.    Tentative title: “Tangdai de wuma, xiandao yu shifu” 唐代的舞馬、仙道與詩賦:柯睿自選集 (The Dancing Horses, Transcendence, and Poetry of the Tang: Selected Essays of Paul W. Kroll). Edited volume. Nanjing University Press, forthcoming.

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