Field: Premodern Chinese Literature
Advisor: Wei Shang
Jiaqi Wang is a PhD student of premodern Chinese literature. She is primarily interested in late imperial Chinese fiction, intellectual history, and cultural history. Her current project focuses on the popular publications, literary writings, and theatrical performances during the Ming-Qing transition to examine the dynamic relationships among media and investigate the political and historical significance of literary writings during the dynastic transition. Before joining the EALAC PhD program, Jiaqi received her B.A. in Chinese literature (2017) and M.A. in classical Chinese literature (2020) from Peking University, and M.A. in East Asian studies from Columbia University (2022). An abridged version of her M.A. thesis (2020) has been published in Chinese as “Shilun Honglou Meng de wenzhang jiegou (On the Compositional Transitions and Narrative Structure of The Story of the Stone)” in Honglou Meng xuekan (Studies on “A Dream of Red Mansions”), 2022(04).