I have been a beneficiary of the generous support of the Emily Dickinson International Society in the past and I am keen on contributing to the society by promoting EDIS to a broader audience outside the U.S. I hope to help expand EDIS membership and generate interest in Dickinson internationally by engaging more pedagogical as well as academic societies and institutions in Asia to form partnerships with EDIS. I would like to strengthen a tighter connection between EDIS and the Far East by working with scholars from EDIS’s chapters in Japan and China to arrange Dickinson-related symposia, translation workshops and poetry-reading events for local high schools, universities and international book festivals. More international Dickinson scholars could be invited with the sponsorship of the Taiwanese government to give lecture tours around Asia so that the attention of more Asian poetry readers, students and scholars alike, could be brought to understanding and appreciating Dickinson’s works. More collaborations between the U.S. and Asia could also be increased with the involvement of local artists, poets, musicians and translators to work with Dickinson scholars through electronic media to generate cross-cultural, experimental artworks and translations. I have taught a regular course on Emily Dickinson Studies for the postgraduate program of my department and helped increase the number of students working on Dickinson in the past few years. I invited two international Dickinson scholars to give tours of public talks, sponsored by the government, around Taiwan in 2014 and 2017. I also collaborated with Stephanie Farrar on translating six of Dickinson’s poems into Chinese during the 2014 Dickinson conference in Shanghai. Last December, I organized a poetry-translation workshop, inviting a well-known Dickinson translator in Taiwan to give a talk on the challenges of translating Dickinson into Chinese. I also held a poetry-reading salon in my department, featuring translation works of Dickinson. I am currently serving as editor-in-chief of an international journal The Wenshan Review (the Literary Mountain), successfully promoting local interdisciplinary literary and cultural studies to a wider audience. My research interests include Dickinson studies, Romanticism, Transatlantic studies, Reception history, Orientalism, and Ecocriticism. My recent project, funded by the Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (2017-19), involves Dickinson and a Taiwanese poet. Part of the project explores Dickinson’s Asian receptions and aesthetic connections by looking at “Asia’s Dickinson” in a contemporary Taiwanese context. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve as member-at-large on the EDIS board to enhance its global outreach.