Stephen West

Chinese Literature

Professor Stephen H. West received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan in 1972. He began his teaching career at the University of Arizona (1972-85) before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1986. He teaches courses in the prose and poetry of late medieval China (the Song and Yuan dynasties), urban literature of the 12th-13th century, and early Chinese drama. His research specialties are in early Chinese theater, urban culture of the late medieval period, and cultural history of the same period.