Evelyn Nien-Ming Ch’ien researches the Republican period in China and has recently held the position of distinguished practitioner at Stanford University. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco. In the past she has been a Fulbright senior research fellow and a tenured associate professor at the University of Minnesota. She was awarded a Marie Curie Sklodowska fellowship for her work while based at Jean-Moulin Université Lyon III in Lyon, France. Among her publications are Weird English (Harvard UP, 2004) and the Annotated Poetry of Liao Entao (Guangdong Free People's Press, 2016).