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Short biography

Lin Pei-yin teaches at the School of Chinese, University of Hong Kong. She obtained her PhD from SOAS, University of London, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Yenching Institute (2015-16). Prior to joining HKU, Pei-yin has taught at the University of London, National University of Singapore, and University of Cambridge. Her primary research interest is modern Chinese literature and culture, with a focus on Taiwan. She has published over thirty articles and book chapters on Taiwanese literature, as well as Print, Profit, and Perception: Ideas, Information and Knowledge in Chinese Societies, 1895-1949 (Brill, 2014, co-edited with Weipin Tsai) and《交界與游移:跨文史的文化傳譯和知識生產》(Maitian, 2016, co-edited with Mei Chia-ling). Her most recent publication is entitled Colonial Taiwan: Negotiating Identities and Modernity through Literature (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017). She is now working on a monograph tentatively entiteld Envisioning Modernity: Popular Culture and Chinese-language Literature from Taiwan under Japanese Rule, and has just completed a co-authored book Colonies to Nations: Production of Popular Culture in Taiwan and Korea, 1930s~1960s.

Major publications

  • Colonial Taiwan: Negotiating Identities and Modernity through Literature (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017).
  • 《交界與游移:跨文史的文化傳譯和知識生產》, co-edited with Mei Chia-ling (台北: 麥田, 2016).
  • Print, Profit and Perception: Ideas, Information and Knowledge in Chinese Societies, 1895-1959, co-edited with Weipin Tsai (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2014).

Research interests

Modern Chinese and Taiwanese literature and culture, East Asian history

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