Qian Cui

Qian Cui, Dr.

Postdoc Chinese Studies

Phone: +41 44 634 31 82

Room number: ZUB 4-418

qian.cui@uzh.ch

 



Academic Qualification

2018 –  2022   PhD in Chinese Studies, University of Zurich
University Research Priority Program(URPP) Asia and Europe
Project: Coming of Age in Interconnected Worlds: Subjectivity, Intersubjectivity, and Temporality in Modern Chinese Literature
2013 – 2017 MA in World Literature, University of Bern
Thesis title: From Enlightenment to National Salvation: Influence of Kantianism and Marxism on Modern Chinese Aesthetics
2005 – 2007 MA in Chinese Literature, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
2001 – 2004 BBA, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Modern and contemporary Chinese literature and film
  • European-Chinese comparative literature
  • Modern Chinese aesthetic theory
  • Hong Kong literature and film

Teaching Experience

Aug 2018 – Lecturer in Chinese Language, Culture & Literature
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies
University of Zurich
Aug 2008 – Sep 2013   Lecturer in Chinese Language, Chinese Culture & Literature
Hong Kong Community College
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Sep 2007 – Aug 2008 Assistant Lecturer in Chinese Language, Chinese Culture & Literature
The Community College at Lingnan University
Sep 2005 – Sep 2007 Assistant Instructor in Business Administration and Chinese Language
Lingnan Institute of Further Education, Lingnan University

Awards

2021 Grant for Self-organized Lecture Series 22-23 “Other Epistemologies: Remapping the Literary Field in the Sinosphere” from the PhF Graduate School, University of Zurich
2020 GRC-Grant (UZH) for the Workshop “Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture”
2020 Grant for the Self-organized Workshop “Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture” from University Research Priority Program(URPP) Asia and Europe, University of Zurich
Mar 2018 – Feb 2022   SNF Doc.CH in the humanities and social sciences (HSS)
Jul 2016 – Dec 2016 Grant by the Dr. Joséphine de Karman foundation for talented students of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Bern
Sep 2003 Full Scholarship from Hong Kong Jockey Club, Lingnan University
Jan 2003 Dean’s List Award of Lingnan University
Sep 2002 Full Scholarship from Hong Kong Jockey Club, Lingnan University
Jan 2002 Dean’s List Award of Lingnan University
Sep 2001 Full Scholarship from Hong Kong Jockey Club, Lingnan University

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

“Speaking Things and Sentient Worlds: Reading Leung Ping-kwan’s Thing-poems in the Global-Local Context” in Colloquium Helveticum. (Forthcoming)

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

“Existential Utopia in Ge Fei’s Renmian Taohua” in edited volume Whose Utopia: Sinophone Reimaginations of the Future, edited by Andrea Riemenschnitter, Jessica Imbach, and Justyna Jaguścik, Cambria Press. (Forthcoming)

“Reimagining a Tianxia with Love: Coming of Age in Online Xuanhuan Fiction” in edited volume Wired China: Literature and Art in the Sinocybersphere, edited by Jessica Imbach, Amsterdam University Press. (Forthcoming)

“Subjectivity and Intersubjectivity in Hongloumeng” in edited volume Dream of the Red Chamber: Literary and Translation Perspectives, edited by Riccardo Moratto et al., Routledge. (Forthcoming)

Publication in Books

“貝晴” (Beiqing). In《擷華初集 :創作篇 》 (Selections of Distinguished Works by MA Students), edited by Chinese Department of Lingnan University, 2-86. Hong Kong: Infolink Publishing Ltd., 2014.

“周記茶餐廳 ” (Chow Fusion Restaurant). In《西新界故事》 (Stories of New Territory West), edited by Leung Ping-kwan, 266-277. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Educational Publishing Company, 2011.

Co-edited Books

Chan, Hayching.《不再狗臉的日子 》 (My Life No Longer as a Dog). Edited by Ping-kwan Leung, Qian Cui and Siu-cheong Yuen. Hong Kong: Click Press Limited, 2011.

Published articles

“伯爾尼火車站 ” (Bern Bahnhof).《香港文學 》(Hong Kong Literature) 367 (July 2015): 23-25.

“煩惱娃娃在蘇黎世機場 ” (A Trouble Doll at Zurich Airport).《香港文學 》(Hong Kong Literature) 355 (July 2014): 18-20.

“搬家 ” (Moving).《香港文學 》(Hong Kong Literature) 316 (April 2011): 12-16.

Conferences

Presentations in Conferences and Workshops

04.10.2018: “Bildung, Utopia, and Multi-temporality in Ge Fei’s Peach Blossom Beauty”. International Workshop: Residual Futures: Rethinking Utopianism in Modern China, Zurich and Castasegna, 03.–06.10.2018.

10.11.2018: “Coming of Age at the Margin of the Revolutionary History: Bildung of the Heart in Landscapes Moving into Dreams”. International PhD Workshop: Chinese History after 1949, Vienna, 09.–10.11.2018.

06.05.2019: “Time and Bildung in The Story of the Stone”. Bi-annual research day for doctoral students: Asia & Europe, Zurich, 06.05.2019.

18.07.2019: “Temporal Utopia at the Margin of History: Multi-temporality in Ge Fei’s Peach Blossom Beauty (Renmian Taohua人面桃花)”. ICAS 11 (Eleventh International Convention of Asia Scholars), Leiden, 15.–19.07.2019.

26.01.2020: “Temporal Utopia at the Margin of History: Multi-temporality in Ge Fei’s Peach Blossom Beauty”. UZH-GEAS Joint Dissertation Workshop (Interdisciplinary PhD Program Asia and Europe, jointly organized by the University of Zurich and GEAS), Freie Universität Berlin, 26.–27. 01.2020.

27.11.2020: “Reimagining Tianxia in the Digital Fictional Space”. International workshop “Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture”, Online, 27.-28.11.2020.

23.04.2021: “Speaking Objects and Sentient Worlds: Reading Leung Ping-kwan’s Thing-poems in the Global-Local Context”. 2020 Annual Meeting of the Swiss Association of Comparative Literature “Literary Glocalization”, Online, 19.-20.11.2020 & 23.04.2021.

01.06.2021: “Speaking Objects and Sentient Worlds: Reading Leung Ping-kwan’s Thing-poems in the Global-Local Context”. 9. Schweizerische Nachwuchstagung der Asien- und Orientwissenschaften, Online, 31.05.-01.06.2021.

Organized Conferences and Workshops

27.-28.11.2020. Online International workshop Wired China: Digital Media and Online Culture. (Co-organized with colleagues from the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zurich.) 

22-23 Online Lecture Series Other Epistemologies: Remapping the Literary Field in the Sinosphere. (Co-organized with colleagues from the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies at the University of Zurich.) 

Courses currently taught at the University of Zurich

Modernchinesisch 7: Literarische Texte

Modernchinesisch 8: Literarische Texte

22FS MAMES Seminar: Cultural Memories in Sinophone Films

22HS Seminar: Urban Experience in Chinese Art and Literature