Peipei Qiu joined the Vassar faculty in 1994 after teaching Japanese for two years on a tenure-track position at the College at Lincoln Center, Fordham University. She received her M.A. in Japanese Studies at Peking University and her Ph.D. in Japanese Literature at Columbia University.
Since 1991, Ms. Qiu has focused her research on comparative studies of Japanese and Chinese poetry, Daoist influence in Chinese and Japanese literature, and women in Asian societies. Her works in English, Japanese, and Chinese have been published in the US, Japan, and China. She is the recipient of a number of honors and grants, among them are the National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship, The Mellon Foundation Grant, The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Columbia University President's Fellowship, and The Japan Foundation Dissertation Research Fellowship.
Ms. Qiu's teaching interests include Japanese literature and language, women in East Asian literature, and multimedia technology in the classroom.