Daria Berg is the Chair Professor of Chinese Culture and Society at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland. She studied Sinology with English Literature at Munich, Shanghai, Taipei, Oxford, Tokyo and Kyoto and received her doctorate in Chinese Studies from Oxford University in 1995.
Daria Berg has published extensively on contemporary, early modern, traditional, and classical Chinese literature, popular culture, and cultural history. Recent and current projects include Chinese media and cultural studies, literature, art, print culture, Internet literature, popular culture and cyber-culture in contemporary China, and also Ming/Qing vernacular fiction, utopianism, women poets, perceptions of gentility and the cult of emotions in late imperial China. Her most recent book-length project examines women writers and the literary world in early modern China.
Daria Berg has acted as the principal investigator of major research grants and participated in the establishment of the Confucius Institute at The University of Nottingham in partnership with Fudan University, Shanghai. She has designed, developed and taught courses on contemporary, traditional and classical Chinese literature, and contemporary Chinese cultural studies in undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. She welcomes applications for PhD supervision in Chinese literature, cultural studies and Internet culture.