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Jiaxin Yan

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


Jiaxin Yan is a first-year PhD student in Comparative Literature and Asian Studies. Prior to her studies at Penn State, Jiaxin received her Bachelor’s Degree of Arts in English at Nanjing University. Her research interests include comparative modernisms, urban studies, and visual culture in the modern and contemporary periods (19th century to present). Working in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese, she is interested especially in representations of fictional and real cities, and the ways they (re)configure space, time, and subjectivity.