Research notes, reports & contributions to encyclopedic works

  • "The Reappearance of Western Literature in China in the Seventies", Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter, IV. 2 (Fall 1978), pp. 8-14
  • "The Re-emergence of May Fourth in China", Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter IV.1 (Spring 1978) pp. 8-12
  • "Report on the Workshop on Contemporary Chinese Literature and the Performing Arts at Harvard, June 13-19, 1979", Modern Chinese Literature Newsletter, V. 1-2 (Spring/Fall 1979), pp. 26-31 
    • Chinese translation in Bianyi cankao, 4 (1981)
  • Synopsis of The Yellow Earth by Chen Kaige, in Barmé & Minford, eds, Seeds of Fire, Hong Kong, 1986. Revised editions 1988, 1989 (as above) (one page)
  • Contribution to Huanxiang: Liang Shiqiu zhuan juan, ed. Qiu Yanming, Lianhe wenxue, V.3 .7 [Taibei, 1987]
  • Contributions to A Selective Guide to Chinese Literature 1900-1949, ed. by Göran Malmqvist for the European Association for Chinese Studies, Brill, Leiden
  • Vol. I (1988): Yinli by Li Guangtian;
  • Vol. II (1988): Jin tanzi by Li Guangtian, Lixia ji by Xiao Qian, Lizi by Xiao Qian
  • Vol III (1990): Yumu ji by Bian Zhilin, Hanyuan ji ed. by Bian Zhilin, Keyi ji by He Qifang,Yuyan by He Qifang, Yege by He Qifang, Shouzhang ji by [Wang] Xindi, Xiatian by Zhu Xiang, Caomang ji by Zhu Xiang, Shimen ji by Zhu Xiang;
  • Vol. IV (1990): Yizhi mafeng by Ding Xilin, Yapo by Ding Xilin, Sankuai qian guobi by Ding Xilin, Miaofengshan by Ding Xilin, Hufu by Guo Moruo, Fengxue ye guiren by Wu Zuguang,Zhengqi ge by Wu Zuguang
  • Biographical note on Ding Ling, in Didi Hernes, ed., Kvinnenes kulturhistorie, vol. 3, Universitetsforlaget, Oslo, 1988 (less than one page)
  • Contributions on twenty Chinese and other authors to Caplex: Cappelens ettbinds leksikon, Cappelens Forlag, Oslo, 1990: Ba Jin (3 ll), Bei Dao (5 ll), Bo Juyi (4 ll), Pearl Buck (3 ll), Cao Xuejin (6 ll), Chen Ruoxi (5 ll), Ding Ling (4 ll), Du Fu (6 ll), Han Suyin (5 ll), Li Bo (9 ll), Lin Yutang (6 ll), Li Qingzhao (5 ll), Lu Xun (8 ll), Mao Dun (6 ll), Shen Congwen (3 ll), Su Shi (4 ll), Tao Yuanming (8 ll), Tian Han (3 ll), Wang Meng (4 ll), Wen Yiduo (7 ll): total 104 lines, approx. 1 page
  • "The Creation of Canons in Contemporary Chinese Literature", conference paper summary,Bulletin of the British Association for Chinese Studies, 1990 (published autumn 1991), pp. 13-15 (3 pp.)
  • "Universities Fuding Council Research Assessment Exercise 1992, Report from the Chinese Section, East and South Asian Studies Panel", jointly with G. Dudbridge & T. H. Barrett,Bulletin of the British Association of Chinese Studies, 1992, pp. 9-11
  • Entry on Bei Dao, in Contemporary World Writers, St James Press, Andover, 1993, pp. 51-52
  • "Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Poems by Bei Dao as an Example", in An Encyclopaedia of Translation: Chinese-English English-Chinese, Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1995, pp. 773-82
  • "Creative Tensions in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Poetry" (summary), in Language, Culture and Translation: Issues in the Translation of Modern Korean Literature, edited by James Huntley Grayson and Agnita Tennant, Centre for Korean Studies, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, 1999, pp. 93-94
  • "In memory of Helmut Martin (1940-1999)", co-authored with Michel Hockx, The China Quarterly, no. 159 (September 1999), pp. 733-34
  • Entry on Bei Dao in Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century, edited by Steven R. Serafin, St James Press, Farmington Hills, IL, 1999, vol. 1, pp. 228-29
  • "Aidingbao daxue zhongwenxi jianjie" [A brief introduction to the Chinese section at the University of Edinburgh], Hanxue yanjiu tongxun, 73 (February 2000), pp. 141 & 148
  • "Briefing paper: concepts of privacy in English" (draft 15 February 2001); http://www.arts.ed.ac.uk/asianstudies/privacyproject
  • "Love-Letters for Sale", NIAS Newsletter, Spring 2001, pp. 9-12
  • "Is There a Chinese Sense of Privacy?", IIAS Newsletter, no. 26 (November 2001), p. 40
  • "Chinese Concepts of Privacy Workshop", CNWS Newsletter, no. 26 (November 2001), p. 70-71
  • "Achieving the Impossible: In Gratitude to Renditions over Twenty-five Years", in The Renditions Experience 1973-2003, ed. Eva Hung, Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Hong, 2003, pp. 41-42
  • "Chinese Literature, 1900 to the present" The Literary Encyclopedia (21 Aug. 2006); published 4 October 2006; http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1676
  • "Lu Xun" The Literary Encyclopedia (23 Sep. 2006); published 4 October 2006; http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=11737
  • "Bei Dao" The Literary Encyclopedia (9 Sep. 2007); published 23 January 2008; http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=118223
  • "Cross Currents: The MRI Symposium on 'The Individual and Society in Modern Chinese Literature'" (English and Chinese versions), Chinese Cross Currents, vol. 5 no. 2 (April 2008), pp. 150-53
  • "CELT 09: The Suzhou Experience", In Other Words, no. 33 (Summer 2009), pp. 50-52
  • Susan Sontag Foundation Translation Prize 2014 panel judge
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