Haun Saussy

Haun Saussy is University Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Problem of a Chinese Aesthetic (Stanford UP, 1993), Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China (Harvard University Asia Center, 2001), The Ethnography of Rhythm: Orality and Its Technologies (Fordham UP, 2016), Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out (Oxford UP, 2017), Are We Comparing Yet? On Standards, Justice, and Incomparability (Columbia UP, 2019), and The Making of Barbarians: China in Multilingual Asia (Princeton UP, 2022). Saussy has edited Chinese Women Poets, An Anthology of Poetry and Criticism from Ancient Times to 1911 (with Kang-i Sun Chang; Stanford, 1999); Comparative Literature in an Era of Globalization (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), Sinographies: Writing China (with Steven Yao and Eric Hayot; University of Minnesota Press, 2005), The Chinese Written Character as a Medium for Poetry, by Ernest Fenollosa and Ezra Pound (with Jonathan Stalling and Lucas Klein; Fordham University Press, 2008), Chinese Walls in Time and Space (with Roger des Forges, Chiao-mei Liu and Gao Minglu; Cornell Asia Center, 2009), Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader (University of California Press, 2010), and Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics (with Perry Meisel; Columbia University Press, 2011).