Rebecca Doran

Assoc. Professor

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Ph.D. East Asian Languages and Civilizations Harvard
A.M. Regional Studies – East Asia Harvard
A.B. East Asian Studies Harvard

Honors & Acknowledgements


Center for the Humanities Faculty Research Fellowship (2017-2018)

University of Miami Provost's Research Award (2016-2017)

Scholarly and Creative Activities Recognition Award, University of Miami (2017)

University of Miami SEEDS You Choose Leadership Award (2014-2015)

Harvard University GSAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2010)

Harvard University Joseph Fletcher Memorial Prize (2006)


LIST OF SPECIALTIES: Chinese literature | Gender and sexuality | Women’s literature | Historiography


Rebecca Doran Transgressive Typologies: Constructions of Gender and Power in Early Tang China (Harvard University Asia Center Press. 2017).

Rebecca Doran "The Cat Demon, Gender, and Religious Practice: Towards Reconstructing a Medieval Chinese Cultural Pattern" Journal of the American Oriental Society (2015-2016).

Rebecca Doran "Indecorous Hair: An Analysis of Hairstyles and Hair Ornamentation Identified as Fuyao (Ornamentation Anomaly)" Asia Major Vol. 32–1 (Spring 2019).

Rebecca Doran Nan Nü: Men, Women and Gender in China Royal Wet Nurses in Seventh- and Eighth-Century China: Historiographical Evaluation and Narrative Construction198-22420 (Brill. 2018).

Rebecca Doran The AALITRA Review Filling in That Which is Missing’: A Discussion and Selected Translation of Ci Liushi jiuwen.134-14513 (2018).

Rebecca Doran Frontiers of Literary Studies in China (FLSC) How the Yue Yi lun was Lost: Calligraphy, the Cultural Legacy, and Tang Women Rulers427-46111.3 (2017).

Rebecca Doran Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE) o Education and the Examination System95-111 (Oxford University Press, 2017. 2017).