Field: Modern Chinese Literature
Advisor: Lydia Liu
Peter Yuanxi Chen is working on the relationship between metaphysics, mind, writing, and revolution in late Qing and Republican period China. Before coming to Columbia, he received his BA in Religious Studies from Pomona College and his MA from the University of Chicago Divinity School in Philosophy of Religions. He also spent a year after college in Hangzhou at the China Academy of Art on a Fulbright, conducting a research project on 20th century artist Feng Zikai.