Lili Xia

Chinese Literature

M.A. in Classical Chinese Literature from Fudan University

B.A. in Chinese Literature from Fudan University


Lili Xia is a Ph.D. candidate in premodern Chinese literature, particularly focusing on the Middle Period cultural history. Her research interests in this field include traces of the past and cultural memory projected in Chinese literature, issues of antiquarianism, classicism and canonization, transmedia interactions between poetry and visual art, social networks of the literati community, as well as the influence of print technology. With the current title “Claiming China against the North-South Divide: Cultural Memory and Self-Identity in Jurchen Jin Dynasty,” her dissertation deals with the northern Jin literature and art as rival narratives of the mainstream Southern Song literary history. Her research further reveals the constructedness of China in an “intersubjective” and “intercultural” space of the Middle Period.