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Haun Saussy

East Asian Languages & Civilizations

Haun Saussy is University Professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the Committee on Social Thought, and the College.

Professor Saussy’s research focuses on literary theory; comparative study of oral traditions; problems of translation; Chinese poetry and philosophy; and the ethics of care in what is known (optimistically) as “global health." 
He is the author of Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader; Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out; The Making of Barbarians: China in Multilingual Asia; Great Walls of Discourse and Other Adventures in Cultural China, and other books.