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Tom Mazanec

Tom Mazanec


Tom Mazanec is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese literature and religion at Princeton University, pursuing joint degrees in the East Asian Studies Department and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. He received his B.A. in English and Chinese in 2007 (Calvin College) and his M.A. in Comparative Literature in 2011 (University of Colorado, Boulder).

His research is focused on Chinese Buddhist poetry of the ninth and tenth centuries CE. Other research interests include medieval Chinese poetics, literary theory, translation studies, religious studies, and digital humanities. He’s also an avid collector of bizarre and obscure translations of Chinese poetry into English.

On this website, you’ll find his CV, information on his research projects, links to Sinological resources, and his blog.

Latest Blog Posts

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Poster Presentation at Leiden

Next week, I’ll be presenting some of my research on network maps of Chinese exchange poetry at Leiden University’s Summer School in Chinese Digital Humanities. This will be the first poster […]

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Interview with Calvin College

A person from the PR office of my undergraduate institution, Calvin College, recently interviewed me about what I’m doing now, nine years after graduating. Click here, or on the picture […]

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Call for Papers: Workshop on Chinese Religious Poetry

For the past few months, I have been co-organizing a workshop with Jason Protass (Brown University) on the intersections between poetry and religion in China. It will take place at […]

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