Li-Ping Geng received his Ph.D. from Toronto and is an instructor of English at Beijing Foreign Studies University. He edited James Austen’s The Loiterer (2000) and Ethel Wilson’s Swamp Angel (2005), authored Progressive States of Mind: Dialectical Elements in the Novels of Jane Austen (2006), and is currently editing Henry Mackenzie’s novels.
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