Yixin Gu

Chinese Literature
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  • M.A. from Fudan University

Yixin Gu joined Princeton in 2015 after he earned his M. A. Degree on classical Chinese literature at Fudan University (2014). He is presently a Ph. D. Candidate at the Department of East Asian Studies whose research cuts across classics, poetry, philosophy, materiality, literary culture, and intellectual history in ancient China, especially the Han dynasty through early medieval period. He passed his General Exams in Jan. 2018 on three academic fields that ranged from literature to history, and in May. 2018 he passed his prospectus for his on-going Ph. D. dissertation titled “The Age of Individual Erudition: An Intellectual History of Literary Culture in Han-Wei China,” which covers a broad range of ideas, material, and practices about the evolution of Chinese literary culture from the first century BCE to the third century CE.