Richard Wang received his B.A. and from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. From 1987 to 1990, he worked as an Assistant Research Fellow in the Institute of Literature at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences. From 1991 to 1993, he studied at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received an M.A. in 1993. Since that time he has studied at the University of Chicago where he is a Ph.D. candidate, working on his dissertation.