PROFESSOR VERA SCHWARCZ

PROFESSOR VERA SCHWARCZ

Born in Romania, Professor Vera Schwarcz is a China historian and poet.

She earned her BA from Vassar, MA from Yale, and PhD from Stanford. The author of eight books on Chinese and Jewish history, including the prizewinning Bridge Across Broken Time: Chinese and Jewish Cultural Memory; The Chinese Enlightenment: Intellectuals and the Legacy of the May Fourth Movement of 1919; Time for Telling Truth is Running Out: Conversations with Zhang Shenfu; Place and Memory in Singing Crane Garden; and her most recent work: Colors of Veracity: A Quest for Truth in China, and Beyond (Hawaii University Press, 2014).

She has also written five books of poetry, among them:  In the Garden of Memory (with paper art by Holocaust survivor Chava Pressburger), Brief Rest in the Garden of Flourishing Grace; Chisel of Remembrance and Ancestral Intelligence: Improvisations and Logographs. Schwarcz held the Freeman Chair in East Asian Studies at Wesleyan

University in Connnecticut for twenty years before retirement in 2015. Her work won a Guggenheim fellowship and is featured on the web at: between2walls.com.