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Jiaxin Yan

Jiaxin Yan

Graduate Representative of Graduates in International Languages and Literatures (2023)


B. A. in English, Nanjing University, China, 2020.

Professional Bio

Jiaxin Yan is a M.A/Ph.D student in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies. Her research broadly revolves around late-twentieth-century East Asian literary and cultural production through feminist and archipelagic/oceanic lens. She is currently working on diverse renderings of intimacy and kinship that take birth from and circulate between islands and seas, with a focus on fiction and installation artworks created by Okinawan, Taiwanese, and mainland Japanese writers and activists.