Field: Chinese Literature
Advisor: Lydia Liu
Chloe is a Ph.D. candidate in modern Chinese literature. Her dissertation, “Vernacular Classicism: Premodern Chinese Poetics in Modern China,” examines poetry and popular media in the twentieth century to argue that the notion of classical and modern poetics and incommensurate modes of writing was a product of early twentieth century literary nationalism and that a full understanding of modern Chinese poetry must account for the ways in which classical poetry was translated, adapted, and remediated for new purposes and new audiences. Her translation of Lu Yao’s popular novel Life 《人生》was published in 2019. She received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a fellow in the Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.