Associate Dean for First-Year Curricula
3008 Steele Building
Areas of Responsibility: First-Year Seminar and First-Year Launch Programs, Sitterson Committee
Dr. Li-ling Hsiao serves as the Associate Dean and Director of First-Year Curricula and is associate professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Her research encompasses literature, art, guqin music, history, and printing. She has published a book titled The Eternal Present of the Past: Illustration, Theatre, and Reading in the Wanli Period, 1573-1619 (Brill, 2007), and co-authored a book with Marinas Vlessas titled Xue Tao: Poet, Papermaker and Courtesan in China in 800 A.D. (Athens: Aiora Books, 2014). She has completed a draft of a manuscript: To Know or Not to Know through Music: Guqin Musicking Scenes in Yuan and Ming Drama. She is currently working on another book project titled It’s Silent yet Musical: The Ontology of Guqin Music in Arts and Literature. She came from a family of four generations of puppeteers and plays a Chinese instrument guqin.