This workshop aims to increase sensitivity to folk genres among scholars of Chinese studies across literature, religious studies, anthropology, history, linguistics, and language pedagogy. It will set up a dialogue between graduate students whose research (un)consciously touched upon Chinese folk genres and an alumnus who pioneers in both Chinese literature and folklore. Potential participants are encouraged to read Prof. Dorothy Noyes’s “Aesthetic is the Opposite of Anaesthetic” to understand the basics of generic designation and aesthetic categorization. They should consult with their adviser in choosing a genre to study and notify the workshop coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 17, 2018. On July 7, 2018 each participant will give a 15-minute presentation and will receive feedback from the discussion leader, Prof. Levi Gibbs (Dartmouth), and the audience. We plan to accommodate 5-10 participants in this workshop.