Anna M. Shields

Chair, Department of East Asian Studies; Gordon Wu '58 Professor of Chinese Studies; Professor of East Asian Studies

Portrait of Anna Shields

Anna M. Shields, Professor of East Asian Studies and Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, received her A.M. (1990) from Harvard University and her Ph.D. (1998) from Indiana University. She specializes in classical Chinese literature of the Tang, Five Dynasties, and Northern Song eras. Her particular interests include literary history and the emergence of new literary genres and styles in late medieval China; the sociology of literature; and the role of emotions in classical literature.

Read her full biography on the Department of East Asian Studies website.

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