- Harvard University, Ph.D.
Years of Affiliation: Graduate Student Associate from 2019-2020; Visiting Scholar from 2020-2021
Xiaoxuan Li holds a Ph.D. from Harvard’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her dissertation is entitled “The Fallible Body in Early Medieval China.” At Fairbank Center, she will investigate the evolving relationship between corporeal distress and textual legitimacy from pre-Han writings through the Tang.
Research interests: discourse on body; circulation of texts; individual authorship