Dominic Toscano

  • Assistant Professor of Chinese

Areas of Study


  • BA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014

  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2016

  • PhD, Harvard University, 2022


Dominic Toscano is assistant professor of Chinese. His specialty is the literary and cultural history of medieval China, especially of the Tang dynasty (618-907), that great age of poetic flourishing widely regarded as one of the high points of premodern Chinese political and cultural achievement. He is currently at work on his first book, an exploration of the crucial few extant contemporary poetry anthologies from the Tang, which offer us a fascinating window onto the tastes and values of writers living during this oft-mythologized period. Toscano teaches courses on Chinese language and literature.

Spring 2023

Masterworks of Classical Chinese Literature — EAST 134

Fall 2023

Ways of Seeing in Classical Chinese Poetry — EAST 218
Advanced Chinese I — CHIN 301
Capstone Project — CHIN 500
Capstone Project — EAST 500