Carla Nappi



Carla Nappi is Associate Professor of History and Canada Research Chair in Early Modern Studies at the University of British Columbia. She works on the histories of bodies and their translations in early modern China, lately focusing on the use of Manchu as a medium of translation across early modern Eurasia. She is the author of The Monkey and the Inkpot: Natural History and its Transformations in Early Modern China (Harvard, 2009) and a bunch of other things that you can find by browsing around her website at She also hosts two podcasts and writes short fiction.