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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

PhD Students

Serafina Aquilino
Serafina Aquilino

A virtual language: The use of Chinese language in electronic literature and its influence in Chinese popular culture

Angela Becher
Angela Becher

China’s urban monumentality in contemporary fiction, cinema and art


Eddie Bertozzi
Eddie Bertozzi

One Step Forward Into Reality: Redefining the Realist Style in Contemporary Chinese Cinema

Paul Bevan
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Manhua and Propaganda Wartime Illustration in China


Lucrezia Botti
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Beauty and Desire in Xianglianti (Fragrant-Dressing-Case-Style) Poetry (Working Title)

Letizia Fusini
Letizia Fusini

Concepts of tragedy in Gao Xingjian post-exile plays


Roberta Ginleiz Gattodoro
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The Transmission of the Puṇyavanta- Jātaka, A Sanskrit Buddhist text handed down into Chinese, Tocharian and Tibetan.

Pamela Anne Hunt
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Configurations of Masculinity and Realms of Agency in Post- 1989 Chinese Fiction


Yin-Chen Kang
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The Formation of Taiwanese Classical Theatre: 1895-1935

Bodil Margaret Knuts
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Flight or Fight: the Nation is Lost. The influence of a vagrant life on the notion of "home” in the prose of Xiao Hong (1911-1942) and Xiao Jun (1907-1988)


Kaby Wing-sze Kung
Kaby Kung

From Feminism to Post-Feminism: The Development of Feminism in Hong Ying and Li Bihua's Work

Shuk Man Leung
Shuk Man Leung

The Discursive Formation of the Utopian Imagination in New Fiction, 1902-1911


Elise Zhi Li
Elise Zhi Li

Supernova and beyond: Exploring Contemporary Sinophone Writings and/as the Interlocutors East and West

Eleanor Lipsey
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Musical Instruments in Literature of Six Dynasties China


Xushuang Liu
Xushang Liu

Martial arts novel in Qing dynasty

Liu Yangruxin
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Working title: The Transmission and Reception of the Shiji 史記 in the Song Dynasty (960-1279)


Man Yee Lum
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Drama Criticism of the Eighteenth Century

Yuanyuan Ma
Yuanyuan Ma

Between National Essence and New Knowledge – Re-evaluating Xueheng in the 1920s and 1930s


Alastair Ewan Macdonald
Alastair Ewan Macdonald

A new direction in the vernacular short story: interactions between “popular” and elite culture in Paian jingqi.

Hector James Ross Maclennan
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Chinese Reportage in the Early Years of the People's Republic of China


How Wee Ng
How Wee Ng

Worrying about the Audience: The Discourse of Television Drama Censorship in Postsocialist China

Weina Pan
Weina Pan

Miscellaneous is Beautiful: Literary Journal Production in Wartime Shanghai


Yiming Shen
Yiming Shen

Chinese Islamic text studies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: A case study of Chinese translations of Jāmī’s Persian Sufi prose

Tsz Wing Wu
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Humorous Writings of the Late Ming Scholar-official Wang Siren (1572-1646)


Binbin Yao
Yao Binbin

Working Title: How Emperor Qianlong's Poetry Ilustrates Festival Celebrations in the Imperial Court

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Beibei Zhan
Beibei Zhan

Wedding Ritual in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD): Prescriptions, Practices and the Discourse (tentative title)