Tom Mazanec is assistant professor of premodern Chinese literature and cultural studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received a joint Ph.D. in East Asian Studies and 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 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 (including network maps of medieval Chinese exchange poetry), links to Sinological resources, and his blog. His email address is email@example.com.
Photo credit: Gala Derroisne.
The Invention of Chinese Buddhist Poetry: Poet-Monks in Late Medieval China (c. 760-960 CE)Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, June 2017
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