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Dr Christopher Rosenmeier started working at Edinburgh University as a senior teaching fellow in 2009. He became a lecturer in 2013. He has a BA in Chinese with Mathematics (1998) and an MA in Chinese from the University of Copenhagen (2001). Between these degrees he did language studies at Ocean University in Qingdao.

He completed his PhD in modern Chinese literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in 2006, doing fieldwork in Shanghai. He taught a number of courses while at SOAS and spent two years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.

Research Interests

Christopher Rosenmeier's research focuses on Chinese literature of the Republican period, particularly popular fiction and the Shanghai modernist writers of the 1930s. His work resulted in a monograph, On the Margins of Modernism: Xu Xu, Wumingshi, and Popular Chinese Literature in the 1940s, which was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017.

Christopher is on the editorial board of Frontiers of Literary Studies in China published by Brill.

Christopher has co-organised conferences on Chinese literature and culture at SOAS and Cambridge University. He has given talks at Oxford University, Cambridge University, SOAS, UCL, Suzhou University, and others.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006


  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania


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