Bonnie S. McDougall is Professor of Chinese at the University of Edinburgh. She has also taught at Sydney, Harvard and Oslo, and has spent long periods in teaching, translating and researching in China. Her many books and articles cover all periods and genres of modern Chinese literature. Her recent works include The Literature of China in the Twentieth Century (co-authored with Kam Louie), Columbia University Press, 1997; Chinese Concepts of Privacy (co-edited with Anders Hansson), Brill, 2001; and Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping, Oxford University Press, 2002.
"One of the author's greatest strengths is her ability to understand China and Chinese writers in their own historical, lived contexts, and to explain how this has influenced the ways they conceive of literature... Highly recommended." -- "Choice"