The Borderlands of Asia: Culture, Place, Poetry

by Mark Bender

About Mark Bender

Mark Bender is a professor of Chinese literature and folklore at The Ohio State University. He did his undergraduate at The Ohio State University, then taught in China (Wuhan and Guangxi) during much of the 1980s, before returning to The Ohio State University for graduate school. Dr. Bender's publications include Plum and Bamboo: China’s Suzhou Chantefable Tradition, Butterfly Mother: Miao (Hmong) Creation Epics from Guizhou, China, and The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature (coedited with Victor Mair). He has published in journals such as Asian Ethnology, Oral Tradition, and Chinese Literature Today. Dr. Bender was the keynote speaker at the 25th Albert Lord and Milman Parry Lecture Series at the Center for Oral Tradition, University of Missouri, in 2011.

Watch Professor Mark Bender's speech about his book at the AAS Cambria Press reception (or read the transcript of his speech).


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