Elizabeth Chang focuses in her research and teaching on the literature and visual culture of nineteenth-century Britain, with a particular emphasis on the cultural productions of the British empire during the Victorian era. Her monograph Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire and Aesthetics in the Nineteenth Century traces the cultural influences of Chinese places, things, and people, real and imagined, on the development of a modern British literary and visual culture in the nineteenth century. She is also the editor of a five-volume collection of nineteenth-century British travel writing from China. Currently she is at work on two projects: one considering the lives of Victorian plants within the Victorian novel, and one considering the movements of nineteenth-century British men and women through the interior of China.
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University of Columbia
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