Wandi Wang

Wandi Wang

Specialization: Classical Chinese literature, Song dynasty literati taste, Gastropoetics

Email:wandiwang@umail.ucsb.edu

Wandi Wang is a third-year Ph.D. student currently working on premodern Chinese poetics, aesthetics, and literati taste. She received her master’s degree from Stanford University and studied for one year as a Ph.D. student at the University of Washington before joining the EAL&C Department at UC Santa Barbara. Now she is in the EAL&C Department at UCSB working with Prof. Thomas Mazanec, Prof. Xiaorong Li, and Prof. Peter Sturman.

Wandi Wang is a writer specializing in biography and oral history. She has published a joint biography of the former curator of Harvard-Yenching Library, Eugene Wu, and his wife, Nadine Wu about their legendary lives and how Mr. Wu contributed to creating a field and organization for East Asian libraries. The book was published in both simplified and traditional characters by two prestigious publishing houses, the National Library of China Press in Beijing and Linking Publishing Company in Taipei.