Hui-Lin Hsu received his B.A. and M.A. from National Tsing-Hua University, and Ph.D. from Columbia University in 2010 with an emphasis on Ming-Qing literature, and joined the Department of Chinese Literature at National Taiwan University in 2011. His research interests include Ming-Qing vernacular fiction, literary exchange in East Asia, as well as visual and print culture in late imperial China. He is now working on a book manuscript on the late Qing novel The Travels of Lao Can, which explores how the novel embodies the most significant cultural, political, and intellectual changes in late nineteenth and early twentieth century China. His other publications are concerned with vernacular short stories, chuanqi, and literary adaptations during the Ming-Qing transition.