On April 16, Anna Shields, associate professor of Chinese, will present a talk on her new book One Who Knows Me: Friendship and Literary Culture in Mid-Tang China (Harvard University Press, 2015). In the book, Shields shares her research on the friendship among writers in the mid-Tang era (780s-820s). According to the book’s website, Shields found that “their texts reveal the ways that friendship intersected the public and private realms of experience and, in the process, reshaped both.”
Professor Shields is the author of another book on medieval Chinese literature: Crafting a Collection: The Cultural Contexts and Poetic Practice of the Collection from among the Flowers (Huajian ji) (Harvard University Asia Center, 2006). She has also written several articles on Tang and Five Dynasties literary writing. She is currently working on a new book project on Five Dynasties and Northern Song representations of Tang dynasty literary culture.
The talk is scheduled for Thursday, April 16 from 12 -1 p.m. in the LC Asian Division Reading Room Foyer – LJ 150. For more information on the book, click here.