Lin Chen

Language Lecturer, New York University Shanghai


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, UW, 2014
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of California Riverside, 2006
B.A., English Language and Literature, Fudan University, China, 2004

My dissertation, titled "Tao Yuanming and William Wordsworth: A Parallel Study," attempts to bridge the gulf separating classical Chinese poetry and the English Romantic tradition. It is a helical structure built around the master poems of two colossal men from two of the world's greatest poetic traditions, a double-plot drama that aims to shock our culture-bound, segregating mindset into consciousness of the uses of a transcultural literary dialogue.