Anne Kinney is a Professor of Chinese in the Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. She specializes in the literature and social history of early China. Her books include Representations of Childhood and Youth in Early China, Chinese Views of Childhood, and The Establishment of the Han Empire and Imperial China. She studied Chinese language and literature in Taiwan from 1976-1979 and did graduate work at Peking University from 1982-1984. She is currently chair of East Asian languages, Literatures and Cultures.