Robert E. Hegel
Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
Liselotte Dieckmann Professor of Comparative Literature
(on leave FL14)
Ph.D., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
205 January Hall
Campus Box 1111
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
Narrative forms and conventions in late imperial China (1500-1900); practices of reading and writing; book culture; literature and ethics; legal writing; translation studies.
- L04 227C Chinese Civilization
- L04 341 Literature of Early and Imperial China
- L04 476 Reading Seminar in Chinese Traditional Fiction: The Early Novel
- L04 467 The Chinese Theater
- L04 480 Reading Seminar in Chinese Popular Literature and Culture
- L04 536 Proseminar: Methods and Materials Used in Conducting Research in Chinese Studies
- L04 565 Seminar: Literature & Culture of the Yuan, Ming and Qing
- Shiqi shiji zhanghui xiaoshuo 十七世紀章回小説 (Novels of the Seventeenth Century), trans. Mei Chun 春梅 , ed. Li Qiancheng 李前程 (revised and expanded edition of The Novel in Seventeenth-Century China). Forthcoming 2011, Peking University Press, Beijing.
- Reading Illustrated Fiction in Late Imperial China. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998.
- The Novel in Seventeenth Century China. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981; rpt. Taipei: Caves Books, 1981.
Edited Volumes of Essays
- Writing and Law in Late Imperial China: Crime, Conflict, and Judgment, edited, with Katherine Carlitz. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.
- Expressions of Self in Chinese Literature, edited, with Richard C. Hessney. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
- True Crimes in Eighteenth-Century China: Twenty Case Histories, edited and translated, with contributions by Maram Epstein, Mark McNicholas, and Joanna Waley-Cohen. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009.