Yinyin (Ivy) Xue

Email Address:
Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese Literature and Transasian Studies, UW-Madison
Ph.D. Minor, Transdisciplinary Media and Cultural Studies, UW-Madison (2017)
M.A., Chinese Literature and Culture, UW-Madison (2015)
M.A., Modern Chinese Literature, Peking University (2013)
B.A., Chinese Languages and Literature, Sichuan International Studies University (2010)
Fields of Study:
Twentieth-century Chinese literature and culture; Media and Cultural Studies; Science Fiction Studies; Science and Technology Studies; Intellectual history
Program & Degree:
Chinese Literature and Culture, PhD
My field of interest is broadly about twentieth-century Chinese literature and media culture. My dissertation, “Science vs. Fiction: Popular Culture and Imagined Socialism in China, 1950-1980,” examines transmedia scientific discourse in socialist China. I am particularly interested in the questions of how the notions of science and socialism mutually shaped each, and how these evolving futuristic/realistic imaginations were represented in mass media and popular culture in the PRC from the 1950s to the early 1980s.