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Alice Xiang


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    Research interests (short)

    • Literature and diplomacy
    • Solidarity and world literature
    • Translation 
    • Inter-Asian connections and comparison
    • International modernism

    Research interests

    Alice is a literary comparatist whose current project explores Chinese-Turkish literary relations in the first half of the twentieth century, situating them within the networks of solidarity and cosmopolitan practices that formed across new and emerging nations during this period.

    More broadly, her work is interested in questions such as: What is the relationship bewteen literature and diplomacy? What special affordances does literature offer for the expression of cultural identities and political relations? In what ways can understudied transnational literary networks help re-frame the history of the twentieth century?  

    Education/Academic qualification

    Comparative Literature, Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University


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