Specialization: Contemporary Chinese Literature, Film, and Cultural Studies
Susie (Yue) Wu is a PhD student specializing in contemporary Chinese literature, film, and cultural studies. Her research interests include literature and environment, history of science, affect and mediation, Asian spirituality, and human-animal relations. She completed her master’s thesis on the shifted representation of mosquitoes in the 20th century China in connection with the rise of a biopolitical regime during the communist era. Her current project explores the inter-species connectivity in contemporary Chinese cultural imaginations and practices, which challenges scientific rationalism, notions of subjectivity and agency, and the boundary of “human”.