Xiqing Zheng

Assistant Researcher, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Washington, 2016
M.A., Chinese Literature, University of Iowa, 2009
B.A., Chinese Literature, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2006
B.A., Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2006

My primarily research interest is East Asian internet popular culture. I am currently working on my dissertation on the topic of Chinese internet fan culture, and its significance in reflecting on, echoing with, responding to, and sometimes subverting against the existing literary/media texts and social cultural value system both in and outside Chinese society.

I am also interested in the issue of Chinese genre literature and so-called "Internet Literature." I am equally interested in contemporary Chinese films.

I self-consider as an "aca-fan," actively participating in online fan culture. I am a fan translator for a couple of Chinese online fansub groups. I also create fan fiction, fan art and fan video occasionally.