Michael Duke

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Michael Duke received his doctorate in Chinese from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1975. After thirty years of teaching, he is Professor Emeritus of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Blooming and Contending: Chinese Literature in the Post-Mao Era (1984), The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre (1990) and translator of many works, including Su Tong, Raise the Red Lantern: Three Novellas (1993), Worlds of Modern Chinese Fiction: Short Stories and Novellas from the People’s Republic, Taiwan, and Hong Kong (editor and co-translator, 1991), and co-translator of Hsu Cho-yun, Rivers in Time: A Cultural History of China. His current project is a two-volume translation of Ge Zhaoguang, An Intellectual History of China: Knowledge, Thought and Belief Through 1895, co-translated with Josephine Chiu-Duke.