Hansong dan is Associate Professor of English at the School of Foreign Studies, Nanjing University. His research interests include modern/contemporary American novels, 9/11 literature, posthumanism and Digital Humanities. He has authored numerous articles in nationally renowned journals, such asForeign Literature Review. His articles in English can be found in volumes published by Northwestern University Press and the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. His book, To Realize the Universal: Allegorical Narrative in Thornton Wilder’s Plays and Novels, was published by Peter Lang in 2012. He has translated some works by Thomas Pynchon, Julian Barnes, and Thornton Wilder.