Synopsis of Research in Shanghai (February 15 - May 9)：
Wang’s dissertation aims at exploring the problematic of individuality and the politics of individuation in 20th century Chinese literature. The New Sensualist School (新感觉派) in the 1990s particularly focuses on Shanghai as a theme of short stories, a place where things happen, and a locus for a peculiar understanding of individuality and modernity. Thus, an exploration of the New Sensualist School and problematic individuality will contribute to a reexamination of the history of modern Chinese literature, as well as situate the so-called modernist writings during that period with the realist writings in the May Fourth Movement (and its aftermath) in a new fashion. Wang intends to collect relevant materials at the Shanghai Library, the Fudan University Library, and the materials kept by the institute of the Shanghai Writers’ Association.