Qian Jia

Qian Jia is a Ph.D. candidate of premodern Chinese studies, specializing in middle-period literature and culture, sensory studies, material culture, knowledge production, intellectual history, and regional studies. Her dissertation investigates the birth of incense culture in Song dynasty China, answering two questions: “How did it smell?” and “why did it matter?”  


Fields of Interest

poetry of the Tang and Song dynasties, literati culture and literary circles, tradition/convention and individuality, the private sphere and interiority