Victor H. Mair
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1976
M.Phil., School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London)
Buddhist popular literature as well as the vernacular tradition of Chinese fiction and the performing arts
Tun-huang Popular Narratives (Cambridge University Press, 1983)
Painting and Performance: Chinese Picture Recitation and Its Indian Genesis (University of Hawaii Press, 1988)
T'ang Transformation Texts: A Study of the Buddhist Contribution to the Rise of Vernacular Fiction and Drama in China (Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1989).
The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West (Thames and Hudson, 2000)
Professor Mair is the founder and editor of Sino-Platonic Papers and General Editor of the ABC Chinese Dictionary Series at the University of Hawaii Press. He has been a fellow or visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong (2002-2003), the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, 1998-1999), the Institute for Research in Humanities (Kyoto University, 1995), Duke University (1993-1994), and the National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, 1991-1992).