Jeffrey Rice.

 

Jeffrey Rice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Civilization
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

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Jeffrey Rice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Civilization
Department of Languages Literatures and Cultures

After graduating from college at the University of Chicago, I lived in Taiwan from 1998-2002 where I studied Intensive Mandarin Chinese and taught English as a Second Language. Upon returning to the U.S. I worked in various private sector jobs in New York City before receiving my Master's (2007) and PhD. (2013) from the University of Pennsylvania department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations. Prior to joining the faculty at Seton Hall University in 2016, I taught Chinese and Japanese History at the University of Delaware and The College of New Jersey. I currently teach courses on Traditional China, Traditional Asia, and Asian Literature. 

I am particularly interested in the medieval period of East Asia in general and of China specifically. My research focuses on the language, literature and history of the Tang (6th C.-10th C.) and Song (10th C.-13th C.) dynasties, when China experienced the growth of printing and educational institutions, revivals in classical learning, and a cosmopolitan culture that was truly international. I am currently researching the political uses of historical argument in the Northern Song period, and am working on a book project tentatively titled "Disrupting the Chinese Past: Printing, Biography and Politics in the Tang and Song Dynasties."