Amelia Ying Qin

  • Visiting Lecturer of Premodern Chinese Literature

Office Hours

Fall 2019: Friday 9-11 am, and by appointment. 


Courses for Fall 2019

CHIN 1084/2084 Masterpieces of Chinese Literature

CHIN 1090/2090 Great Minds of China

CHIN 1089/2089 The World of China: Journey to the West

Education & Training

  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chinese Literature
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Library and Information Studies
  • MA, University of Rhode Island, English
  • MS, University of Rhode Island, Computer Science
  • MS & BS, Fudan University, China, Chemistry

Representative Publications

  • “Molded by Culture: Memories of the Wang Family from Taiyuan in Northern Song Genres and Networks.” Journal of Song-Yuan Studies 47 (2017–2018): 33–84.
  • “An Introductory Study of the Tang yulin (Forest of Conversations on the Tang): Textual History, Source Material, and the Influences It Received.” Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies 清華學報 (Special Issue on Song Dynasty Brush Jottings 宋代筆記專刊), New Series 48.2 (June 2018): 419–56.
  • (Co-translator) “Han Changru liezhuan” 韓長孺列傳 (Chapter 108: Memoir 48). In The Grand Scribe’s Records, vol. 9. Edited by William H. Nienhauser, Jr. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2010. 173–99.
  • (Co-translator) 12 poems by Mo Fei, Xudong Hu, and De-an Lü. In Another Kind of Nation: An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Poetry. Edited by Zhang Er and Chen Dongdong. Jersey City, NJ: Talisman House Publishers, 2007. 83–96; 151–72; 193–99.

Research Interests

My current research interest is in the relationship and dynamics between cultural memory and historiography in anecdotal and historical narratives during the time period of 600-1300. I also explore digital humanities methods and use them to organize and analyze the large number of anecdotes and miscellanies involved in my research.