SOAS University of London

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Feifei Zhan

BA(SCNU) MA (KCL&Newcastle)
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Feifei Zhan
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Physical Pain and Mother-daughter Relationships in Post-1990 Chinese Literature
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Feifei Zhan is a PhD student in the Centre of Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies at SOAS. Her current research focuses on women's biological pain and mother-daughter relationships in Chinese literature between 1990-2015. Before she started her PhD, Feifei completed her master's degrees in comparative literature at King's College London with distinction, and in translation and interpreting at Newcastle University. As well as having researching and teaching responsibilities, she has been a practiced translator and conference interpreter for institutions across a wide range of industries.


"Book Chapters (refereed):
""The Ambiguity of Pain: Self, Fragments and Female Connection in Chen Ran's A Private Life"", Women in Transition: Crossing Borders, Crossing Boundaries. London: Routledge, 2020. (forthcoming)"


"""Is Literature a Plausible Lie? Writing, Rape and Trauma in Fang Si-Qi’s First Love Paradise""-- New Configurations of Contemporary Women's Writing PG CWWN 7th Biennial Conference, University of Hull, UK, 9th September 2019
""Narcissus meets Cinderella: Gaze, Body and Mother-daughter Relationships in Narcissus Went with Carp"" -- Re-Envisioning Gender in China, ULB, Belgium, 14-16 Feb. 2019
""Pain and Female Connection in Chen Ran's A Private Life""-- Women in Transition, King's College London & St Peter's College, Oxford, 20-22 Sep. 2018."


Women's literature; mother-daughter relationship; pop culture; pain and trauma in literature