SOAS University of London

China & Inner Asia Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

PhD Students



Chen Ma
Chen Ma

Negotiating with Ambiguity: The Reconstruction of Ecological Consciousness in post-2000 Chinese Science Fictions


Magdalena Wojcik
Staff Silhouette

The Community, Voice and Contributions of the Other Tang (618–907) Women Poets in the Early Modern (16th–18th c.) Anthologies of Poetry.

Recently Awarded PhDs

2019
  • Catherine Elizabeth Ames "A Festival of Mysticism: Akutagawa Ryunosuke, Narrative Form and the Politics of Cultural Formation" (Dr S Dodd)
  • Jiani Chen "Misty Flowers in a Floating World: Images of Courtesans in Ming Dynasty Nanjing" (Dr T Y Tan)
  • Ka Chi Cheuk "Escape from Censorship: The Aesthetics of Reflexivity in Gao Xingjian's Pre­Nobel Plays" (Dr R Ferrari)
  • Eleanor Laura Lipsey "Music motifs in Six Dynasties texts" (Dr B Fuehrer)
2018
  • Lucrezia Botti "The Allure of the Dressing Case: A Study of Yang Weizhen's (1296-1370) and Wang Cihui's (1593-1642) Xianglianti (Fragrant-Dressing-Case Style) Poetry" (Dr T Y Tan)
2017
  • Serafina Aquilino "Walking into the Literary Field? The Interaction between China's official and online Literary Scene" (Prof M Hockx)
2016
  • Angela Becher "The Monumental Imaginary: Postsocialist Architecture in Contemporary Chinese Art and Film" (Dr R Ferrari)
  • Alastair MacDonald "Reimagining the Vernacular Story: Textual Roles, Didacticism, and Entertainment in Erpai" (Dr T Tan)
  • Letizia Fusini "Dionysus on the Other Shore: Framing Gao Xingjian's Theatre of the Tragic" (Dr R Ferrari)
  • Beibei Zhan "Deciphering a Tool of Imperial Rule - A Case Study of the Marriage Rituals for Imperial Princes during the Hongwu Reign (1368-1398)" (Dr B Fuehrer)
2015
  • Pamela Hunt "Configurations of Masculinity and Realms of Agency in Post-1989 Chinese Fiction" (Prof M Hockx)
  • How Wee Ng "Worrying about the audience: The Discourse on Television Drama Censorship in Postsocialist China" (Dr R Ferrari)
  • Eddie Bertozzi "One Step Forward into Reality - Transvergent Reconfigurations of the Jishizhuyi Style in Contemporary Chinese Cinema" (Dr R Ferrari)
  • Yiming Shen "Chinese Islamic Text Studies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: A Case Study of Chinese Translations of Jami's Persian Sufi Prose" (Dr B Fuehrer)
2014
  • Wing Sze Kaby Kung "From Feminism to Postfeminism: A Feminist Critique of the Works of Hong Ying and Li Bihua" (Prof M Hockx)
  • Yin-Chen Kang "The Formation of Taiwanese Classical Theatre, 1895-1937" (Dr T Tan)
2013
  • Shuk Man Leung "The Discursive Formation of the Utopian Imagination in New Fiction 1902-1911" (Prof M Hockx)
  • Paul Bevan "Manhua Artists in Shanghai 1926-1938: From Art-for-art's sake to Wartime Propaganda" (Prof M Hockx)