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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Sabina Knight


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Sabina Knight is author of The Heart of Time: Moral Agency in Twentieth-Century Chinese Fiction (Harvard, 2006), and Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2012), as well as book chapters, translations, and refereed articles in Chinese studies journals, Textual Practice, Journal of the Medical Humanities, and Literature and Medicine. Working in Chinese, Russian, French, and English, she researches topics including breast cancer, depression, disability, aging, and the pursuit of well being.

A Research Associate at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, she is also a contributing editor of Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation. Knight is also a 2011-13 Fellow in the Public Intellectuals Program of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.


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