Yen-hao Liao is a Ph.D. candidate whose academic interests lie in the Ming-Qing literary works, including huaben, xiaoshuo, chuanqi, the seventeen- and eighteen-century intellectual history, and media studies, especially the idea of communication and transmission in pre-modern China. Prior to joining Yale, Yen-hao received his M.A. from National Taiwan University, the Department of History, with the thesis focusing on Shidetang Journey to the West and the syncretic movement in the Late Ming, and his B.A. in the same institution. His current project works on the relationship between genre, medium, and the “meta” moments in Ming-Qing literature.