Mark Halperin

MARK

Position Title
Professor of Chinese
Department Chair of East Asian Languages and Cultures

304 Sproul Hall
Office Hours
W 1-3 In person at 304 Sproul, and by appointment.
Bio

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1997)

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Medieval Chinese literature, religion, and literati culture
  • Chinese conceptions of fatherhood.

COURSE(S) TAUGHT

  • Great Books of China (CHN 11)
  • Classical Chinese I (CHN 114)
  • Classical Chinese II (CHN 115)
  • Classical Chinese III (CHN 116)
  • Daoist Traditions (CHN 100A)
  • Traditional Chinese Literature (CHN 107)
  • Confucian Traditions (CHN 100B)
  • Crime and Punishment in Traditional Chinese Literature (CHN 109A)
  • The Scholar and the Courtesan in Traditional Chinese Literature (CHN 109I)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 
Books
Out of the Cloister: Literati Perspectives on Buddhism in Sung China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University East Asia Center, 2006.
 
Lu Rong. A Ming Confucian's World: Selections from Miscellaneous Records from the Bean Garden. Translated and introduced by Mark Halperin. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2022.
 
Articles
"A Thirteenth-Century View: Virtue, Valor, and Violence in Helin yulu." Tsing Hua Journal of Chinese Studies, 51(1): (2021): 37-83.
 
"Critical Patronage: A Few Southern Song Confucians and Daoism." Asia Major, 33(2) (2020): 93-134.
 
"Explaining Perfection: Quanzhen and Thirteenth-century Chinese Literati." T'oung Pao, 104 (2018): 572-625.
 
"Men of the Way and their Fellow-Travelers: Taoists in Song Miscellanies." Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, 42 (2012): 95-149.
 
"Domesticity and the Dharma: Portraits of Buddhist Laywomen in Sung China." T’oung Pao, 92.1-3 (2006): 50-100.