Shuang Shen, 2019–2020 | National Humanities Center

Shuang Shen (NHC Fellow, 2019–20)

Project Title

Cold War and Sinophone Literature at the Borders

The Pennsylvania State University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2019–20

Shuang Shen drafted two chapters of her work in progress Cold War and Sinophone Literature at the Borders. This book engages with the key question of how the Chinese diaspora evolved in the context of decolonization movements, Cold War geopolitics, Third World internationalism, and Chinese migration and exile. She revised and edited an article entitled “Border as Method,” which has been published in Prism (Duke University Press, 16:2, 2020). She also completed a Chinese-language article on “Eileen Chang, Dialect Literature, and the Art of Specificity,” for the journal Twenty-First Century. She worked on a coedited special issue on “Infrastructure as Inter-Asia Method,” with Xiao Liu, for the journal Interventions: International Journal in Postcolonial Studies. She also wrote and submitted a proposal for a special issue on “Cold War and World Literature,” to be coedited with Sorin Cucu, for The Journal of World Literature (forthcoming in 2022).