Reexamining Cao Zhi 曹植 (192–232): The Issue of Canonization in Chinese Literary History
Luce East Asia Fellowship, 2018–19
Yan Xu is a Professor of Chinese Classics at the Research Institute at Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She earned an Associate Degree from Nantong Normal College in 1989, an MA from Suzhou University in 1995, and a PhD in Chinese Ancient Literature from Fudan University in 2003. Her research interests include: the transformed literary history of early medieval China in the standard historical accounts, the relations between literary styles and cultural context, the sound of poetry, including rhyme and tone of poetry and its incidental music, and the editions of the ancient Chinese books. Her recent work focuses on the study of Cao Zhi 曹植 (192–232), a typical writer who has been significantly transformed in the existing historical narrative.
- Xu, Yan. “Revisiting Yongming Rhythm and Rhyming: Its Relation with the Expression of Poetic Content.” Journal of Shanghai University (Social Sciences), no. 1 (2017): 89-102.
- Xu, Yan. “The Collection of Characteristics of Joseph Needham Library.” Eternal Flame no. 3 (2016).
- Xu, Yan. The History of Literary Thoughts in Medieval China with Emphasis on the Development of Literary Language. Shanghai: Shanghai Ancient Books Publishing House, 2012.
- Xu, Yan. On Late Ming Essay’s Style. Nanchang, China: Jiangxi Education Press, 2004.