My doctoral research is concerned with cityscape and memory in contemporary urban fiction in Chinese, with a special focus on Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei. In my work, I analyze narrative representation of space and time with inspiration from literary cartography, walking as method, multisensory narration, concepts of privacy, plants in literature and probably more to come.
I have an MA in comparative literature (specializing in Chinese literature) from University of Copenhagen, including half a year at Beijing University (北大). I have worked as an assistant lecturer at UCPH and as personal assistant to the dean at Beijing International Studies University (二外 BISU).
I enjoy reading most kinds of fiction (especially experimental fiction and 1900 adventure novels), as well as literature on philosophy of language, zoology, gardening and quantum mechanics. Reading suggestions are always welcome!
To follow my work, please visit my blog www.writingchina.net
-Astrid / 艾喜
Other tasks and qualifications
I teach a masters' level course on 20th century Chinese urban fiction (KINM12), fall semester: http://www.sol.lu.se/en/course/KINM12/
I'm active in the Forum for Comparative Literature at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University - a research group, which aims to foster close collaboration among scholars across language sections and promote interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies in Sweden and beyond: https://www.komplitt.com/
I'm an active member of the Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature (ACCL)