Chen Ma

Key information

BA(Wuhan) MA(UIUC)
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Thesis title
Negotiating with Ambiguity: The Reconstruction of Ecological Consciousness in post-2000 Chinese Science Fictions
Internal Supervisors
Dr Xiaoning Lu & Dr Cosima Bruno


Chen Ma is a PhD student in Department of China and Inner Asia at SOAS University of London. Her research interest lies primarily in the development of ecological consciousness in Chinese literature, particularly eco-oriented Chinese science fiction that sheds light on urban horror and forecasts future dilemma. In addition, she is keen to analyze the literary works of overseas Chinese writers, who have reconstructed their memories of historical trauma through literary writing under the influence of colonization, post-colonization, and transnationalism.

Research interests

  • Ecocriticism
  • Science Fiction
  • Overseas Chinese Literature
  • Trauma Studies

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