Tom Mazanec is Ph.D. candidate in classical Chinese literature and religion, pursuing joint degrees in the Department of East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities. His dissertation studies the intersections of poetic, social, and religious practices among Buddhist poet-monks of ninth- and tenth-century China. He is also the principal investigator, project manager, and technical lead for "Rewriting the Literary History of Late Medieval China (820-960): A Social-Network Analysis of Exchange Poems," a project funded by Princeton's Center for Digital Humanities.
Before coming to Princeton, Tom received his B.A. in English and Chinese in 2007 (Calvin College) and his M.A. in Comparative Literature in 2011 (University of Colorado, Boulder). His broad research interests include early and medieval Chinese poetry, religious studies, literary theory, world literature, and digital humanities. For more information, please visit his website.