Haiyan Lee

Ellen Andrews Wright Faculty Fellow
Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Comparative Literature, Stanford University

Haiyan Lee is the Walter A. Haas Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. She is the author of Revolution of the Heart: A Genealogy of Love in China, 1900-1950 (Stanford, 2007), winner of the 2009 Joseph Levenson Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, The Stranger and the Chinese Moral Imagination (Stanford, 2014), and A Certain Justice: Toward an Ecology of the Chinese Legal Imagination(Chicago, 2023). Her research and teaching interests include modern Chinese literature and popular culture; philosophy and literature; law and literature; cognitive science and affect studies; cultural studies of gender, sexuality, race, and religion; human-animal relations and environmental humanities.

Her previous contribution to Stanford Humanities Today is "Why Chinese Spies Don’t Fall in Love".

SHC Project

A Certain Justice: Toward an Ecology of the Chinese Legal Imagination


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