Paula Varsano

Title
Professor of Chinese Literature
Department
Dept of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Phone
510-642-3480
Research Expertise and Interest
phenomenology, translation, comparative literature, aesthetics, epistemology, classical Chinese poetry and poetics (3rd-11th centuries), traditional Chinese literary theory
Research Description

Pursuing her interest in the connections and disjunctions between philosophical writing and poetic practice in pre-modern China, she is currently at work on a book on spatial perception and subjectivity titled Coming to Our Senses: Locating the Subject in Traditional Chinese Literary Writing. In addition, she continues to work on questions connected with the intersection of linguistic expression and ineffability, including the problems this presents for translation across genres and across languages and cultures.

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