Savage Exchange: Han Imperialism, Chinese Literary Style, and the Economic Imagination. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014. Winner of 2016 American Comparative Literature Association’s Harry Levin Prize; 2016 Association for Asian Studies’ Joseph Levenson Pre-1900 Book Prize Honorable Mention
1. Journal of Chinese Studies 《中國文化研究所學報》 61 (July 2015): 325-340 by Lothar von Falkenhausen, freely available online at: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/ics/journal/articles/v61p325.pdf
2. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 78.3 (October 2015): 646 – 648
3. Journal of the American Oriental Society 135.2 (April–June 2015): 414-417
4. Click here for a New Books Network podcast interview with Prof. Carla Nappi about Savage Exchange (1/2015): http://newbooksnetwork.com/
- “Colonization, Sinicization, and the Multigraphic Northwest.” In Oxford Handbook of Classical Chinese Literature (1000 BCE-900 CE), edited by Wiebke Denecke, Wai-yee Li and Xiaofei Tian. Forthcoming 2017.
- “What is Imperial Cosmopolitanism? Legacies of kosmopolitēs, politēs tou kosmou, and kosmios” In Cosmopolitanism and Empire: Universal Rulers, Local Elites and Cultural Integration in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean, edited by Myles Lavan, Richard Payne and John Weisweiler. 129–151. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
- “Anti-Colonial Metrics: Homeric Time in an Indian Prison, ca. 1909.” In English Literary History 81.3 (Fall 2014): 1029-1053.
- “Commentary on Moin: Eurasian History, Comparative Literature, Haptology.” In Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts Vols. 3-4 (2013-2014): 30-36
- “The Invention of the Silk Road, 1877.” In Critical Inquiry 40.1 (Autumn 2013): 194-219 (click to download).
- “Antiquarian as Ethnographer: Han Ethnicity in Early China Studies.” In Critical Han Studies: The History, Representation, and Identity of China’s Majority, edited by Thomas Mullaney et al., pp. 128-146; 287-299. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012. (click to download)
- “Defamiliarizing the Foreigner: Sima Qian’s Ethnography and Han-Xiongnu Marriage Diplomacy.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 70, no. 2 (Dec 2010): 311–54. [Translation into Turkish in progress] (click to download)
- “Orienting Mimesis: Marriage and the Book of Songs.” In Representations 94, No. 1, Special Issue: Mimesis East and West edited by Victoria Kahn (Spring 2006): 53-79. (click to download)
Submitted or in Progress
The Invention of the Silk Road (book in progress)
“Poetics of Money in Early China” (article in progress)
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