Meow Hui Goh
Meow Hui Goh specializes in the literature, literary history, and cultural history of medieval China. In her book, Sound and Sight: Poetry and Courtier Culture in the Yongming Era (483-493) (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2010), she looks at how Shen Yue, Wang Rong, and Xie Tiao, whose invention of the “Yongming Style” has long been understood only as an experimentation in “poetic technique,” integrate their Buddhist perception of the phenomenal world in representing and negotiating their identity as courtiers. She has articles published or forthcoming in major journals, including Journal of the American Oriental Society and Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews. She is currently working on a book project on Western Jin (265-316) literary culture, which deals with these issues: the emergence of the concept of literary history, writers’ self-consciousness, the process of literary composition, and the social circulation and promotion of works and writers. She is also interested in the trope of “hometown” in Northern and Southern Dynasties poetry and the literary and cultural significance of traditional rhyming practices. She regularly offers classes in early and medieval Chinese literature, bibliography, and Classical Chinese, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the American Oriental Society, Western Branch, and has been a Post-doctorate Fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University.
- Literature, literary history, and cultural history of medieval China
- Ph.D., Chinese literature, 2004, University of Wisconsin-Madison