Yiming Ma

Yiming Ma

Specialization: Modern Chinese and Japanese Literature, Affect Studies, Marxism

Email:yimingma@ucsb.edu

ABOUT

I study proletarian, revolutionary, and other modernist fiction in the pre-WWII China and Japan. I seek to broadly understand the roles that literature and culture play in political and social reforms in times of upheaval. One aspect of this question concerns how progressive writers constructed and mobilized collectives and communities by employing aesthetic and affective devices. The other aspect asks how such textual and cultural repertoires travel across borders through institutional and interpersonal networks as an integral part of transnational social movements.

AREAS OF INTEREST

Modern Chinese and Japanese Literature, Proletarian Culture, Marxism, Modernism, Affective Studies, Sociology of Literature

ACADEMIC ADVISOR

Dr. Hangping Xu

ACADEMIC HISTORY

M.A., Comparative Literature, Pennsylvania State University, 2017-2019

M.A., English, Wuhan University, 2014-2017

B.A.,  Business English, Jianghan University, 2009-2013