Yueling Ji

Cohort Year: 2016
Research Interests: Modern Chinese Literature
Education: BA: Renmin University of China, 2013 MA: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015


I am a PhD candidate in modern Chinese literature. My dissertation is a study of the history and methodology of Chinese literary criticism. It examines how writers and critics in socialist China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan of the Cold War period engaged with the elusive concept of "style." In 2022-23, I am a dissertation completion residential fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. 


I also study China-Russia relations, Marxism, and gender/sexuality theories. My essay, "Queering the Sino-Soviet Alliance Posters," is the winner of the Liu Cong Memorial Prize for the Best Essay on East Asian Art and Visual Culture in 2022.