Tamara Chin

Tamara Chin is an assistant professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago. She trained in Greek, Latin and classical Chinese literatures (Harvard BA Classics and Literature 1997; UC Berkeley PhD Comparative Literature 2005) and she is currently completing a book on the impact of Han dynasty imperial expansion on Chinese literary form. It explores notions of the foreign in representations of peoples, objects and intercultural exchange, and focuses on the problem of reading dissent and difference within the archive. Her research interests also include comparative ethnographic and geographic literature, and the late nineteenth and twentieth century development and circulation of the idea of the ancient Silk Road.