Thesis title: Reinventing the Frontier: the Northwest in Modern Chinese Media (1931-1945)
PhD candidate in Chinese Studies at the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. I obtained MA in Chinese Culture with Distinction and then an MPhil degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before pursuing my PhD at Edinburgh, I worked as Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and then the University of Hong Kong, participating in a wide range of teaching and research projects on Chinese history, literature, and culture. I am working on my PhD project tentatively entitled "Reinventing the Frontier: the Northwest in Modern Chinese Mass Media (1931-1945)," which has been awarded Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship.
Master of Philosophy, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Thesis: Taipei in Post-Martial Law Taiwanese Fiction
Master of Arts in Chinese Culture (Distinction), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Management, Zhejiang University of Finance and Economics
My research interests lie in two aspects:
1. Social and cultural history of Republican China (1919-1949): I am interested in exploring the intricate association between China's sociopolitical context and cultural production (literature, visual culture, and print media) during the Republican period.
2. Chinese literature in Taiwan and Hong Kong: I pay particular attention to travel writings and the spatial construction through literature.
Current research interestsPrint culture of Republican China; Frontier history of modern China
Past research interestsMy past research focused on the urban imagination in contemporary Taiwanese fiction, Taiwan nativist literature (xiangtu wenxue) in the 1970s, and Hong Kong fiction.
- "Tourism, Patriotism, and Transnational Modernity: Nanyang/Southeast Asia in China Traveler during the Republican Period." Literature and the Sea: the Association of Chinese and Comparative Literature biennial Conference, online/National Taiwan University, 20-22 June 2022.
- “Rediscovering the 'Internal Others': the Northwest Photography in Republican Chinese Media.” Photo Workshop: Photography as Knowledge (Re-)Production in Twentieth-Century East Asia, online/Heidelberg University, Germany, 17-19 Feb. 2022.
- “Wartime Hong Kong in the Writings of Mainland Chinese Intellectuals (1937-1941).” On the Road: The Second International Conference on Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28-29 December 2019.
- “Writing Trauma in Post-Martial Law Taiwan: Memories of Taipei in Night of Riddles in a Dark Alley and Kamen in Taiwan.” The Fifth Session of the Two Sides Students Forum, Parallel Session in Literature, Xiamen: Xiamen University, 26-28 June 2018.〈後解嚴時期創傷書寫中的台北記憶——以《暗巷迷夜》和《卡門在台灣》為例〉。第五屆「兩岸學子論壇」，文學分論壇，廈門：廈門大學，2018 年6 月26-28 日。
- “‘Wavelets’: Tea Restaurants (cha chaan teng) in Hong Kong Literature at the End of 20th Century.” “Hong Kong Keywords” workshop, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 24 June 2017.
- “‘Chilsu and Mansu’: A Transultural Film Adaptation of Huang Chun-ming’s Short Story.” International Conference on “Huang Chun-ming and His Literature,” Yilan (Ilan), Taiwan: National Ilan University, 16-17 October 2015.〈《柒珠和萬洙》：黃春明小說的跨文化改編〉。「黃春明及其文學」國際學術研討會，宜蘭：國立宜蘭大學，2015 年10 月16-17 日。
1. “Taipei Narration from the New Generation of Urban Immigrants: A Study of Zhong Wenyin’s Lonely River and Wu Mingyi’s The Magician on the Skywalk.” Studies in Chinese Literature, issue 47 (2019): 151-179.
2. “‘Chilsu and Mansu’: A Transcultural Film Adaptation of Huang Chunming’s Two Painters,” in Li Rui-teng, ed. Ting Shuo Du Xie Huang Chun-ming. Yilan: Yilan County Cultural Affairs Bureau, 2016.