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About the Speaker Peipei Qiu Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair at Vassar College and Chair of the Department of Chinese and Japanese

Peipei Qiu is Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair at Vassar College and Chair of the Department of Chinese and Japanese. She received her master’s degree in Japanese Studies from Peking University and M. Phil. and Ph. D. in Japanese Literature and Culture from Columbia University. She is the recipient of a number of honors and grants, including Chinese American Librarians Association 2014 Best Book Award in Non-Fiction Category, National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, Mellon Foundation Grant, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Columbia University President’s Fellowship, and The Japan Foundation Fellowships. She has published widely in English, Chinese, and Japanese, including Bashô and the Dao: The Zhuangzi and the Transformation of Haikai (University of Hawai’i Press, 2005), Chinese Comfort Women:  Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves (University of British Columbia Press, 2013; Oxford University Press and Hong Kong University Press, 2014), Riben diguo de xingnuli: Zhongguo weianfu de zhengyan (Hong Kong University Press, 2017), and many articles on academic journals and newspapers.