- Co-founding Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Chinese Literature and Culture (JCLC), a semi-annual journal co-sponsored by International Academy for China Studies, Peking University and the Forum on Chinese Poetic Culture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and published by Duke University Press (the inaugural issue scheduled for 2014).
- Editor-in-Chief, The Lingnan Journal 嶺南學報, sponsored by Lingnan University of Hong Kong (the inaugural issue of the new series scheduled for 2014)
- Editorial Board Member, Twenty-First-Century North American Chinese Literary Studies Book Series, co-sponsored by Beijing Normal University and the University of Oklahoma
- Editorial Board Member, Chinese Literary Classics Made Easy Book Series 中国文学名著助读书系, published by China National Publishers, Inc.
- Editorial Board Member (2010-2012), Frontiers of Literary Scholarship in China
- Advisory Board Member, Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, and Reviews (CLEAR)
- Advisory Board Member, Dissertation Review
- 2012 Organized “Stories of Chinese Poetic Culture: Early Times through the Tang,” UIUC campus, October 19-23. A volume bearing the same title is being edited for publication as a college course text.
- 2010 Co-organized the Illinois/Indiana Summer Graduate Seminar: “The Art of Interpreting Chinese Literature, UIUC campus, May 17-18
- 2004 Organized the international conference: “Reading Chinese Poetry: Critical Approaches, Interpretive Methods, and Teaching Strategies, UIUC campus, Nov. 11-13. The end product, How to Read Chinese Poetry: A Guided Anthology, was published by Columbia University Press in 2008.
- 2002 Organized the symposium “Violence in Chinese Literature and History: Records, Memory, and Imagination,” UIUC campus, April 26-27
- 2000 Organized the international conference: “Chinese Aesthetics: The Ordering of Word, Image, and the World in the Six Dynasties,” Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois, Nov. 2-6. The end product bearing the same title was published by University of Hawaii Press in 2004.
- 1997 Organized the international conference "The Idea of Literary Culture: Historical and Theoretical Perspectives on Literary Mind and Carving of Dragons," Allerton Park, Monticello, Illinois, Nov. 2-6. The end product, A Chinese Literary Mind: Culture, Creativity, and Rhetoric in Wenxin Diaolong, was published by Stanford University Press in 2001.