Linshan Jiang

Linshan Jiang

Specialization: modern and contemporary literature and film in Mainland China, Taiwan and Japan; trauma and memory studies; gender and sexuality studies; queer studies; comparative literature and translation studies

My dissertation examines how female writers craft memories of war experiences in their works about the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). While narratives of war tend to be dominated by masculinist and nationalist discourses, female writers, I argue, transcend the conventional remembrance of the war, demonstrating their subjectivity through affective intimacy and the emotional labor of shared, embodied memory. I focus on the fictional and nonfictional writings of three female authors, namely, the Japanese writer Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951) and two immigrant writers from China to North America, Nieh Hualing (1925- ) and Zhang Ling (1957- ).

Academic History

M.A. Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.A. Foreign Languages Department, Beijing Sport University, Beijing, China


Co-chairs: Dr. Yunte Huang, Dr. Kuo-Ch’ing Tu
Committee Members: Dr. Sabine Frühstück, Dr. Catherine Nesci