Tom Mazanec is assistant professor of premodern Chinese literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies and, by affiliation, the Departments of Comparative Literature and of Religious Studies, He received a joint Ph.D. in East Asian Studies and Interdisciplinary Humanistic Studies from Princeton University in 2017, his M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2011, and his B.A. in English and Chinese from Calvin College in 2007.
His research is focused on Chinese literature of the medieval period (third through tenth centuries CE). His first book project concerns the emergence of Chinese Buddhist poetry and the rise of the poet-monk in the ninth and tenth centuries CE. Other research interests include 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 (including network maps of medieval Chinese exchange poetry), links to Sinological resources, and his blog. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, and his profile at UCSB can be found here.
Photo credit: Jillian Title.
Review of On Cold Mountain: A Buddhist Reading of the Hanshan Poems by Paul RouzerJournal of the American Oriental Society 138.3 (2018)
Lyricism, the Veneration of Feeling, and Narrative Techniques in the Poetry Talks of the Southern Society by Lin Hsiang-ling (trans. T. Mazanec)Frontiers of Literary Studies in China 12.2 (2018): 324–350
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