- Ph.D. Candidate, Comparative Literature
Years of Affiliation: 2015-2017
Miya Qiong Xie will be writing her dissertation, “The Literary Territerialization of Manchuria: Spatial Imagination and Modern Identities in Chinese and East Asian Literature.” This project considers literary writings in and about Manchuria (northeastern China) by mainland Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and (ethnic) Korean writers from the 1920s to the 1960s. It explores how spatial imagination and imaginary territorialization of the very margin of the Chinese land, as manifested in their works, testifies, shapes and problematizes important notions in modern Chinese and East Asian literature.