Richard E. Strassberg earned his Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. He is a professor of Chinese and specializes in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture. Among the courses he teaches are: classical Chinese language, fiction, and prose; pre-modern narrative and drama; mythology and the supernatural; travel writing; and garden culture. His books include Inscribed Landscapes: Travel Writing from Imperial China, A Chinese Bestiary: Strange Creatures from the Guideways Through Mountains and Seas, and Wandering Spirits: Chen Shiyuan’s Encyclopedia of Dreams. He is currently working on a book about the Kangxi emperor’s poems on the thirty-six views of the imperial estate, Bishu shanzhuang.
UCLA - Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures
Royce Hall 290
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540
Tel: (310) 794-8935 (direct)
Tel: (310) 206-8235 (department)