Research interests: modern Chinese literature and culture in comparative frameworks; translation studies; critical theory; intellectual politics and aesthetic modernity in the 19th and 20th centuries; comparative poetics
PhD Candidate, East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Xiaoxuan Wang is a 2nd year GSA. With his dissertation “Saving Deities for the Communities: Religion and Reconfiguration of Rural Order in Southern Zhejiang, 1949-2000,” Xiaoxuan aims to examine the restructuring of social order in rural China during the PRC through the analysis of the trajectories of different religious traditions and the various ways they reinvented themselves.
Research interests: modern and contemporary Chinese literature, late Qing fiction and drama; comparative literary theory; colonial and modern Taiwanese fiction, and Asian American and diasporic literature; Chinese intellectuals and artists in the mid-20th century