Daniel Hsieh is Associate Professor of Chinese Literature at Purdue University, and the current Chair of the East Asian Languages Department. His research focus is primarily early Chinese poetry and fiction (Tang and earlier) with his publications including The Evolution of Jueju Verse (1996) and Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction (2008). Recent interests include the Qing novel, Dream of the Red Chamber. As for personal hobbies, he likes all kinds of popular music, he collects quilts, rugs, and paintings. Before marriage he liked fishing.