Tony grew up in an immigrant family and is fluent in English and Mandarin (and Shanghainese). Tony moved from his home in Brooklyn, NY to Boston for college, attending Harvard College, where he graduated summa cum laude in Literature in 2008. He began a JD/PhD program at Harvard Law School and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, receiving his JD in 2013 (and passing the Massachusetts Bar shortly thereafter) and his PhD in Comparative Literature in 2017. Since graduating, Tony has taught Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and also Expository Writing as a lecturer at Tufts University, and has taught Mandarin Chinese at Harvard College and served as a tutor on Harvard’s Comparative Literature Tutorial Board.
Tony has experience teaching lecture courses as the primary instructor, teaching sections as a teaching assistant, as well as teaching one-on-one in a tutorial setting. His research focuses on medieval Chinese literature, but he is broadly interested in teaching expository writing, Chinese language and literature, world literature, and law and legal history. He has been invited to give talks on world literature, American and Chinese law, and Chinese poetry.
Tony lives in Boston with his wife and two-year-old daughter. They have been part of Antioch Baptist Church for more than 15 years, help out with on-campus Bible studies, and spend their very small amount of free time reading good Christian literature, and chasing their daughter around the house.