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Dr Christopher Rosenmeier

Lecturer in Chinese

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Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Modern Chinese literature

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Shanghai Avant-garde: The Fiction of Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Xu Xu, and Wumingshi


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.

Highlighted research outputs

  1. The new sensationists: Shi Zhecun, Mu Shiying, Liu Na'ou

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  2. The Subversion of Modernity and Socialism in Mu Shiying’s Early Fiction

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Women Stereotypes in Shi Zhecun's Short Stories

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Yaksha

    Research output: Other contribution

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Research activities & awards

  1. Erotic Literature and its Discontents – The Case of Wang Xiaoyi (1895-1962)

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. British Association of Chinese Studies (BACS) Annual Conference, University of Glasgow

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. Wang Xiaoyi and the Literature and Titillation

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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