Elizabeth Chang is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where her teaching and research center on the literature and culture of the British Empire. She is the author of Novel Cultivations: Plants in Global British Literature (U Virginia, 2019), as well as Britain’s Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire and Aesthetics in the Nineteenth Century (Stanford, 2010) and has also published on, among other topics, Chinese plants in British gardens, British accounts of Chinese foot-binding, and Victorian science fiction. Her current project concerns British travel writing from the interior of China.