CRCAO member - China Team

Aude Lucas

Researcher, Independent


I obtained a doctoral degree in 2018 from Université Paris Diderot, where I also taught Chinese language. My research broadly deals with the emergence of a subjective expression in xiaoshuo and biji literature of the early and mid-Qing period. My dissertation, financed by a French “contrat doctoral” at the Doctoral School 131 and by a doctoral fellowship bestowed by the Chiang-Ching Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, encompassed late imperial dream narratives of the Chinese literature of leisure. My dissertation was awarded with two doctoral dissertation prizes, by the Association française d’études chinoises and by the Institut des Humanités, Sciences et Sociétés of Paris Diderot (“Prix Robert Mankin”). I carried on my research on dream motifs in xiaoshuo and biji through a postdoctoral project conducted at the École française d’Extrême-Orient in 2019. I taught Chinese history and classical literature at the Université de Strasbourg for two semesters between 2019 and 2020. I completed a postdoctoral project as a visiting fellow of the Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg) that dealt with the failure and/or reinvention of traditional motifs in oneiric predictions, aiming at highlighting how authors of premodern times questioned usual prophetic and dream interpretation patterns and subverted them in inventive rewritings.

Research thematics

  • Subjectivity and the Writing of the Inner Self: narrative and Linguistic Tools for Writing the Self; Theories of Desire
  • Supernatural
  • Oneirology
  • Death
  • Rebirth

Publications (HAL Archive Ouverte)

  • Aude Lucas. Expressing Desire Through Language: The Paradoxes of the ‘Baodai’ Relationship. Ming Qing Studies 2019, 2019, 978-88-85629-71-4. ⟨halshs-03228465⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Dreams Caused by Desire in Xiaoshuo and Biji of the High Qing. CLEAR Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews, 2022, 44. ⟨hal-04029068⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Le « Temple des dix belles-sœurs » du Xieduo 諧鐸 : « Boire » et déboires oniriques, ou l’insuccès de la rencontre galante. Impressions d'Extrême-Orient, 2022, 14, ⟨10.4000/ideo.2503⟩. ⟨hal-03736468⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Searching for Meaning: Inaccurate Interpretations and Deceitful Predictions in Dream Narratives of the Qing. International Journal of Divination and Prognostication, 2021, 3 (2). ⟨hal-03745764⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Rêve partagé, rêve réécrit : circulation du désir dans un conte de la Chine classique. Communications, 2021, La circulation des rêves, 108. ⟨halshs-03221222⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Dreams as Life and Life as Dreams in Seventeenth and Eighteenth-Century xiaoshuo Narratives. T'oung Pao/通報 , 2021, 107, pp.688-716. ⟨halshs-03484125⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Quand le rêve échappe à l’interprétation classique : discours oniriques trompeurs de la littérature de divertissement des Qing. Études Chinoises, 2019, 38 (1&2), pp.329-344. ⟨hal-03872214⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Disguised Subjectivity in Two Chinese Fictional Dream Narratives of the Qing. Extrême-Orient Extrême-Occident, 2018, 42, pp.179-203. ⟨10.4000/extremeorient.1015⟩. ⟨hal-02126763⟩
  • Aude Lucas. Corps et gestes : incessants retours à la vie et rites de la mort dans la littérature populaire chinoise (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles). Démesure – 2e Congrès international de l'Association française d'ethnologie et d'anthropologie, Association française d'ethnologie et d'anthropologie, Jun 2015, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-02126773⟩
  • Aude Lucas. L'expression subjective dans les récits oniriques de la littérature de fiction des Qing. Littératures. Paris Diderot, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-02126767⟩