Behind Kingdom of Characters: The Language Revolution That Made China Modern: Book Talk by Professor Jing Tsu

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Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:00pm
Humanities Quadrangle, L01 See map
320 York Street
New Haven
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Professor Jing Tsu, the John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Yale, will deliver a talk about her new book Kingdom of Characters:  The Language Evolution that Made China Modern.

Jing Tsu, a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, specializes in modern Chinese literature & culture and Sinophone studies, from the 19th century to the present. Her research spans literature, linguistics, science and technology, typewriting and digitalization, diaspora studies, migration, nationalism, and theories of globalization. At Yale she offers graduate seminars on sympathy, world Sinophone literature, and approaches to East Asian intellectual and literary history. From mainland China to Southeast Asia, her area of expertise covers the Sinophone world at large. She offers a regular interdisciplinary course, “China in the World,” which features six contemporary topics in historical time. Tsu has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (Harvard), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford), and the Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton).