“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Wang Xufeng

王旭烽

MCLC

Professor Wang Xufeng is an author, librettist, and authority on the traditions of Chinese tea. She has combined her interests with great success: the three-part Teaman Trilogy, a fictional saga centered around tea, won the Mao Dun Literature Prize and was made into a TV series – it has also been translated into Russian. In addition to her fiction and scholarship, Wang has worked to merge traditional Chinese literature and opera, producing, among other works, a Kunqu version of the classical novel, Dream of the Red Chamber.