Hongfeng Tang received her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from Beijing Normal University. She graduated in 2009 and now works at the Chinese National Academy of Arts as an assistant researcher. She was a visiting scholar in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto from 2007-2008. Her research interests focus on 20th-century China, especially late Qing and early Republican Chinese literature, visual culture and intellectual history. She is also interested in contemporary Chinese intellectual debates and Chinese-language cinema. She recently published the book Traveling Modernity: Studies on Travel Narrative in Late Qing Novels (Lvxing de Xiandaixing: Wan Qing Xiaoshuo Lvxing Xushi Yanjiu) ( Beijing Normal University Press, 2011). She is currently working on a project on Late Qing and Early Republican Chinese Visual Culture Studies, sponsored by the Chinese National Philosophy and Social Science Fellowship Office. She is also participating in a project on late Qing and early Republican Chinese literary thought.