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Matthew Wild

Chinese Program

mwild@berkeley.edu

Matthew Wild received his B.A. in Chinese Literature from Reed College. His research focus is on classical poetry and late imperial fiction, with special interests in print culture, song performance, traditional literary criticism, and the history of scholarship. He is currently finishing his dissertation, Singing Antiquity: Philology and the Lyric Imagination in Eighteenth-Century China, which explores the work of the poet Huang Jingren (1749–1783) in relation to the mid-Qing archaeological and philological movement known as kaozheng, or "evidential scholarship."