Peipei Qiu

Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the L.B. Dale & A. Lichtenstein Chair

Peipei Qiu is Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair Professor at Vassar College. She joined the Vassar faculty in 1994 after teaching for two years at Fordham University. She received her BA and MA from Peking University and M.Phil. and PhD from Columbia University. A specialist in Japanese literature, Professor Qiu teaches a wide range of courses in Japanese and Chinese literature, language, Asian Studies, and Women's Studies. Her research interests include Japanese poetry, comparative studies of Japanese and Chinese literature, Daoist tradition in East Asian literature, women in East Asian literature and societies, and Japanese language pedagogy.

BA, MA, Peking University (北京大学); MPhil, PhD, Columbia University
At Vassar since 1994


Eleanor Butler Sanders Hall
Box 301

Research and Academic Interests

Japanese and Chinese literature; Daoist philosophy; Women in East Asian literature and societies

In the Media

Professor Peipei Qiu on the testimonies of WWII Chinese “comfort women” on This Morning with Alex Jensen.

Peipei Qiu, Professor and Chair of Chinese and Japanese on the L.B. Dale & A. Lichtenstein Chair, and her book Chinese Comfort Women: Testimonies from Imperial Japan’s Sex Slaves were mentioned in a China Daily story about comfort women.