Yu-Ning Chen

PhD student in Japanese & Comparative Literature
research interests:
  • Japanese Women’s Writings
  • Fashion Theory
  • Empire and Colonialism
  • Book History
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  • Washington University
  • CB 1111
  • One Brooking Drive
  • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Yu-Ning Chen is a PhD candidate in the joint Japanese and Comparative Literature program.

Yu-Ning holds a B.A. in Chinese literature and an M.A. in Taiwanese literature from National Taiwan University. From 2017-2018, she studied advanced Japanese at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies as a Nippon Foundation Fellow, and she subsequently conducted dissertation research in Japan with funding provided through a Toshiba Fellowship. Her dissertation centers on the role of fashion in Japanese women’s literature from the 1920s to the 1960s. She will be spending the 2021-2022 academic year as a Japan Foundation Fellow, conducting further research on her dissertation at International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken).