Zheng Lin

2022-23 Visiting Scholar, Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Sun Yat Sen University


Zheng Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Sun Yat-Sen University. She received her BA and Ph.D. degrees from Peking University. In her recent project studying Chinese cities in the PRC period, “Chinese Cities: Unfinished Socialist Modernity 1949-2019,” she tries to illustrate that literature, media, and the arts not only offer alternative histories of modern Chinese socialist cities, but also engage and even enchant the Chinese collective’s and individuals’ expectations and memories of the city.

Research Interests: Chinese modern literature studies, Urban studies