Kang-i Sun Chang, Malcolm G. Chace ’56 Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Literatures, is a scholar of classical Chinese literature with an expertise in poetry and broad interests in comparative studies of poetry, literary criticism, gender studies, and cultural theory and aesthetics. Born in Beijing, China, Chang attended schools in Taiwan before moving to the U.S. in 1968. In 1978 she earned her Ph.D. at Princeton University. Before joining the Yale faculty in 1982, she was curator of the Gest Oriental Library and East Asian Collections at Princeton. She has since published eight books in English and thirty books in Chinese, alongside many scholarly articles and occasional essays. With Haun Saussy she co-edited Women Writers of Traditional China (1999), and with Stephen Owen, the Cambridge History of Chinese Literature (2010). In February 2012 she was presented with the DeVane Medal for scholarship and teaching, awarded by the Yale Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. In April 2015 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In July 2016 she was elected to Academia Sinica as an Academician (yuanshi). And in June 2021 she retired after thirty-nine years of teaching at Yale.