Tsung-Cheng Lin

Tsung-Cheng Lin
Associate Professor; Chinese Program Advisor
Pacific and Asian Studies
Office: CLE C204


PhD, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

  • Narrative Tradition in Classical Chinese Poetry
  • Poetry of Late Imperial China
  • Medieval Chinese Poetry
  • Poetic Transition from 18th to early 20th Centuries
  • Tradition of Knight-errantry in Chinese Poetry


I received a B.A. in Chinese Literature from Fu-Jen Catholic University in Taiwan, followed by an M.A. in Theoretical Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington. I took a Ph.D. in classical Chinese literature from the University of British Columbia, and spent a year doing post-doctoral research, supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), at Kyoto University in Japan.

My primary research interests are concerned with the narrative tradition in classical Chinese verse, poetry of late Imperial China, medieval Chinese poetry, poetic transition from 18th to early 20th centuries, and the tradition of knight-errantry in Chinese poetry.

A list of selected publications can be found in my CV.


PAAS 152: Essentials of Chinese Civilisation
PAAS 353: Survey of Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 418: Classical Chinese Prose
PAAS 420: Chinese Narrative
PAAS 457: Authors in Classical Chinese Literature
PAAS 458: Themes in Classical Chinese Literature
MEDI 360: Medieval China

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