Bachelor in China Area Studies, University Washington, 1978. Master of Arts in Comparative Literature, University Washington, 1989. Master of Arts in Chinese, Stanford University, 1991.
Doctor of Philosophy in Chinese, Stanford University, 1996.
Lecturer in comparative literature University Washington, Seattle, 1994-1996. Teaching fellow University Washington Ctr for the Humanities, 1996. Lector in Asian language and literature University Auckland, since 1997.
Member American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature, Association for Asian Studies, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Sing-Chen Lydia Chiang, May 13, 1989.