• Ph.D. Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations

Years of Affiliation: 2016-2018

Heng Du is currently writing the last chapter of her dissertation, tentatively entitled, “Packaging Wisdom: In Search of Paratext in Early China.” In her research, she applies the concept of “paratext” to remap the evolution in early Chinese textual culture and writing practice between fourth and first century BCE, using an interdisciplinary perspective.

Research Interests: Early Chinese Literature

From our Blog: 

How Do You Say “#Theodicy” in Classical Chinese?
Heng Du — Ph.D. Candidate in Chinese Literature and Fairbank Center Graduate Student Associate —describes how Twitter #hashtags emulate the narrative setting of philosophical texts during China’s Warring States period.

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