Lili Xia

Chinese Literature
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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, the purposive cultural phenomena of antiquarianism, classicism and canonization, interactions between painting and poetry, as well as the decisive breakthrough of print culture. Her dissertation project deals with Jurchen Jin literature as rival narratives of the mainstream Southern Song literary “genealogy.” Her research further reveals the constructedness of “China” in an “intersubjective” and “intercultural” space of the Middle Period.