Yiran Chen

Thesis title: Writing the Unearthly and the Supernatural in Modern Chinese Fiction


Born in China.

Graduated from Sichuan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature.

Graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Master of Science degree in English (Literature and Modernity).

Currently studying at the University of Edinburgh as a first-year PhD student in Chinese Studies.

Research summary

Research interest lies in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture.

Current research interests

Fantasy fiction of the Republican era of China

Past research interests

20th century English literature and modernity

Papers delivered

“Satirical Fantasy in Chinese Republican Fiction: Narrative and Discourse Analyses of A New

Tale of Ghost Killing  as a Case Study”

at Scottish Centre for China Research Postgraduate Network Postgraduate Chinese Studies

Conference 2018 (October 26 - 27, 2018, University of Glasgow, Glasgow)

“Satirical Fantasy of A New Tale of Ghost Killing  by Zhang Henshui”

at Literary Fantasy and Its Discontents Conference (November 23-24, 2018, Taipei Tech, Taipei)

“Demystification and the Parodic Travel Guide in Alice’s Adventure in China  (1928) by Shen

Congwen (1902-1988)”

at BAME Doctoral Researchers Event (July 8, 2019, London)