Field: Chinese Literature and Cultural History
Advisor: Shang Wei
Eason is a Ph.D. student of premodern Chinese literature and cultural history, with special attention to the performance traditions, drama, and material culture. His doctoral research centers on the burgeoning of theater as a form of entertainment during late imperial to early modern China, examining the accompanied engagement and anxiety among literati of the period. Eason holds an M.A. from EALAC at Columbia University, and his thesis analyzes nüshu, the “women’s script” in China, exploring the academic and artistic reifications and (mis)interpretations. Eason is an award-winning television and animation producer. He also contributes scholarly work on contemporary East Asian media cultures and popular entertainment. His recent work, Remapping spatiality in contemporary East Asian media engagement: reevaluating China’s Got Talent, can be found in Media, Culture & Society.