- Ph.D. in East Asian Studies, Princeton University
- A.B. in Oriental Studies, Princeton University
Andrew Plaks is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature. He is interested in various aspects of classical Chinese literature, including Ming-Qing fiction and early Chinese philosophical and historical texts, as well as topics in pre-modern Japanese literature.
- Archetype and Allegory in the Dream of the Red Chamber
- The Four Masterworks of the Ming Novel.