Meijie Shen, a native of Hangzhou, received her MA in pre-modern Chinese Literature from the University of Iowa, and joined the EALC Chinese program at Washington University in St. Louis in 2013. Her research interest lies in Buddhism (Chinese and Japanese); in the meanwhile, her keen interest in women’s writings of late imerial China remains unabated. Outside the classroom, she is also a practitioner of Aikido and Taichi.
Wei Wang is from Beijing. She received her B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Beijing Language & Culture University in 1995 (double majors), and her M.A. in Chinese (historical linguistics) from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Her master thesis is the “Grammaticalization of ‘er 而’” (in the pre-Qin context). Before she came to the U.S. she taught Chinese language at Beijing Foreign Studies University from 1995~1998. She served as a Chinese lecture at Princeton University from 2001~2004, and currently she is a senior lecturer in Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis. She was admitted to the Ph.D program in Chinese Language and Literature in 2011. Her research interests include vernacular Chinese fiction in the late imperial China, and the relationship between text and image (illustrations). She is also interested in women writers as well as the interaction between religion and literature. Besides teaching and studying, Wei also enjoys visiting small towns, exploring coffee houses, and dancing.
Yihan Wang was born and raised in Jinan, China. She received her BA in English from Nankai University (Tianjin), during which time she was an exchange student to Universidad de Los Andes (Bogota) for one year where she learned Spanish. She studied Comparative Literature at University College London for her MA degree, and is now pursuing a PhD degree in Chinese and Comparative Literature with a Film and Media Certificate. Her interests include contemporary Chinese literature, Sino-Latin American exchange, Film Studies, Affect Studies, and Cognitive narratology.
Chinese and Comparative Literature PhD program students
Chinese Literature PhD program students