Stephen West

Stephen West

School of International Letters and Cultures

He is a specialist in Chinese literature and urban history from 950-1400, working primarily on the rise of urban consciousness, Chinese performing literature, and Chinese garden culture. His publications in the last five years include Monks, Bandits, Lovers, and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays (2010, Hackett), Bandits, Betrayal, and Brotherhood: Chinese Plays on the Three Kingdoms Era (2012, Hackett), “Chinese Literature 1275-1425”, in The Cambridge History of Chinese Literature, and several articles in English language and Chinese language journals. His current work includes “The Pains of Pleasure: The New Year’s Festivals of Kaifeng and the Expatriate Communities of Hangzhou 1125-1250” (in a volume from the Univ. of Michigan Press), and The Orphan of Zhao and Its Kin: The Earliest Chinese Dramas (Columbia Univ. Press).

Stephen.H.West@asu.edu