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Contemporary Chinese Literature: Literary Practices, Genres and Canons

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Principal Investigator : Shuang XU

Disciplines Literature, Translation Studies, Culture, Society, Information Technology

Participants :

Full Members

Victor Vuilleumier

Associate Members

Yinde Zhang (Paris 3, CERC), Yimei LI (PhD candidate, University of Aix-Marseille)

International Collaborators

Nicolas Zufferey (University of Genève), Carlos Rojas (Duke University, U.S.A.), Zhange Ni (Virginia Tech, U.S.A.), Shao Yanjun (Beijing University, Chine), Xia Lie (Hangzhou Normal University, China), Yimei LI (PhD candidate, Aix-Marseille University)


This program is an extension of the previous five-year plan’s project “Modern and Contemporary Chinese literature”. It will focus on literary practices in the digital age, and Internet literature in particular, which appeared in China at the end of 1990s and created a new space in the local literary landscape and developed on a remarkable scale. The programme will be organised around two main research themes: “Literary practices of classical genres” (and its relationship with traditional literature) and “trans-mediality” (literary specificities linked to new technology). The aim will be to examine literary continuity and innovation in relation to the new socio-cultural context.

Scientific output and planned scientific activities
2019-2021. Organisation of themed workshops, with the publication of articles in French, and/or in English, in Chinese, in France and/or in China, in the USA.
2022. Organisation of a closing international symposium (in China or in Paris).
2023. Publication of the proceedings, in French, and/or in English, in Chinese, in France and/or in China, in the USA.