Leverhulme Early Career Fellow
Postsocialist Chinese literature and film, mobility, masculinity.
I have taught classes in modern Chinese literature, modern Chinese film, comparative literature, and translation at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Recent and Current Projects:
My previous research focused on representations of masculinity and rebellion in post-1989 Chinese fiction.
My current project considers the connection between literature and mobility in China since 1992. I explore how travel is represented in post-reform texts, and how the field itself is shaped by new possibilities of movement.
May 2022. Rebel Men: Masculinity and Attitude in Postsocialist Chinese Literature. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
March 2020 . 'The Road Home: Rebellion, the Market and Masculinity in the Han Han Phenomenon', China Perspectives 2020-3, 29-37.
October 2018. Review Essay. 'Studying Men and Women in Contemporary China', Twentieth Century China 43 (3) , 293-306.
2018. ‘Global and Local Phallic Creativity: Intertextuality in Feng Tang’s Construction of Masculinity’, in Song Geng and Derek Hird (eds), The Cosmopolitan Dream: Transnational Chinese Masculinities in a Global Age. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
December 2016. ‘Drifting Through the Capital: “Floating” Migrants and Masculinity in Xu Zechen’s Fiction’, The Journal of the British Association for Chinese Studies, 1-34. [Winner of the 2016 BACS Early Career Researcher Prize]
Convenor of the short seminar series 'Restless China'. The weekly series explores how mobility in China and Sinophone regions shapes and is represented in contemporary art, literature, film and theatre.