Paul F Rouzer

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Asian & Middle Eastern Studies .
220 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant St SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University , Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.

Curriculum Vitae


  • poetics and poetry of China and Japan
  • Buddhism
  • traditions of the supernatural in East Asia
  • medieval Chinese poetry
Courses Taught
  • ALL 1201 Arrow, Fist, and Sword: Conceptions of the Hero in Asian Cultures [GP, LITR]
  • ALL 1335W Chinese Ways of Living: Philosophical and Literary Approaches
  • ALL 1905 Freshman Seminar: Buddhism in Literature and Film
  • ALL 3001 Reading Asian Cultures
  • ALL 3232W "Short" Poetry in China and Japan [WI]
  • ALL 3265W The Fantastic in East Asia: Ghosts, Foxes, and the Alien [LITR, WI]
  • ALL 3333 Gender and Sexuality in Traditional Chinese Literature
  • ALL 3377 A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
  • ALL 5265 Traditional Poetics and Aesthetics in East Asia
  • ALL 5343 Lovers, Clowns, and Acrobats: An Introduction to Chinese Drama
  • ALL 5920 Buddhism and Literature: China and Japan
  • On Cold Mountain: A Buddhist Reading of the Hanshan Poems. Rouzer, Paul, University of Washington Press, Author, 2015.
  • The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (Fourth Edition). Rouzer, Paul, Roland Green, Stephen Cushman, Clare Cavanagh, Jahan Ramazani, Princeton University Press, Co-Editor, 2012. Image
  • "Du Fu and the Failure of Lyric": Rouzer, Paul, Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 33 (2011) 27-53.
  • A New Practical Primer of Literary Chinese. Rouzer, Paul, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, Author, 2007.
  • "The Life of the Party: Theorizing Clients and Patrons in Early China.": Rouzer, Paul, Comparative Literature, 58:1 (Winter 2006) 59-69, 2006.
  • "Early Buddhist Kanshi: Court, Country, and Kí»kai.": Rouzer, Paul, Monumenta Nipponica, 59:4 (Winter 2004) 431-61.
  • Articulated Ladies: Gender and the Male Community in Early Chinese Texts. Rouzer, Paul, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Asia Center, 2001.
  • Writing Another's Dream: The Poetry of Wen Tingyun. Rouzer, Paul, Stanford: Stanford University Press, Author, 1993.