DANIEL BRYANT is Associate Professor of Chinese at the University of Victoria. A student of Yeh Chia-ying and E. G. Pulleyblank, he received his doctorate in Chinese from the University of British Columbia in 1978 with a dissertation on the High T'ang poet Meng Hao-jan. He has since published a book on the song lyric poets of the Southern T'ang and a variety of articles and reviews concerning Chinese literature of the T'ang, Sung, and Ming periods, as well as translations of premodern poetry and contemporary fiction. His current project is a book on the Ming poet Ho Ching-ming (1483–1521).
KANG-I SUN CHANG is Professor and Chair, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University. Her publications include The Evolution of Chinese Tz'u Poetry (1980), Six Dynasties Poetry (1986), The Late-Ming Poet Ch'en Tzu-lung (1991), and many articles in both English and Chinese addressing issues in the fields of Chinese poetry and literary criticism. She is also editor of An Anthology of Chinese Women Poets (forthcoming from Yale).
RONALD C. EGAN is Professor of Chinese at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of The Literary Works of Ou-yang Hsiu (1007–72 ) (1984) and specializes in Sung dynasty literati culture. His biographical and literary study of Su Shih is forthcoming from Harvard.
GRACE S. FONG is Associate Professor of Chinese Literature at McGill University and Associate Director of its Centre for East Asian Studies. She is the author of Wu Wenying and the Art of Southern Song Ci Poetry (1987), and her recent publications include "Persona and Mask in the
Song Lyric" in the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies . Her current research focuses on gender issues in Chinese literature, and she is writing a book on aesthetics and the feminine in Chinese poetry.
SHUEN-FU LIN received his Ph.D. from Princeton University and is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of The Transformation of the Chinese Lyrical Tradition: Chiang K'uei and Southern Sung Tz'u Poetry (1978) and a number of articles on Chinese aesthetics, fiction, philosophical prose, and poetry. He is also cotranslator of The Tower of Myriad Mirrors: A Supplement to Journey to the West [by Tung Yüeh] (1978, 1988) and coeditor of The Vitality of the Lyric Voice : Shih Poetry from the Late Han to the T'ang (1986).
STEPHEN OWEN received his Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of various books on Chinese poetry, literary criticism, and comparative literature, the most recent being Remembrances: The Experience of the Past in Classical Chinese Poetry (1986); Mi-lou: Poetry and the Labyrinth of Desire (1989); and Readings in Chinese Literary Thought (1992).
STUART H. SARGENT is Associate Professor of Chinese at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he has taught since 1979. His research centers on the poets of the late Northern Sung period, especially Su Shih, Huang T'ing-chien, Ch'en Shih-tao, and Ho Chu. Director of a project to produce a computer-generated Chinese character concordance to the poems of Su Shih, he also oversees the Maryland Summer Institute for Teachers of Chinese.
JOHN TIMOTHY WIXTED (B.A., Toronto; M.A., Stanford; D.Phil., Oxford) is Professor of Asian Languages at Arizona State University, where he teaches Chinese and Japanese language and literature. He is the author of two books on traditional Chinese poetry, The Song-Poetry of Wei Chuang (836–910 A.D. ) (1979) and Poems on Poetry: Literary Criticism by Yuan Hao-wen (1190–1257 ) (1982). He is the translator of a third volume: Yoshikawa Kojiro[*] , Five Hundred Years of Chinese Poetry , 1150–1650: The Chin, Yuan, and Ming Dynasties (1989). And he is the compiler of a fourth work: Japanese Scholars of China: A Bibliographical Handbook (1992).
YEH CHIA-YING is Professor Emerita of Chinese Literature at the University of British Columbia. She has published widely in both English and Chinese on Chinese poetry and poetics and has served, most re-
cently, as Visiting Professor at Tsing Hua University in Taiwan (1990–91) and as Director of the Institute for the Comparative Study of Chinese Literature at Nankai University in the People's Republic (1991– ).
PAULINE YU is Professor of Chinese Literature and Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of The Poetry of Wang Wei: New Translations and Commentary (1980), The Reading of Imagery in the Chinese Poetic Tradition (1987), and numerous articles on Chinese and comparative poetry and literary theory.