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SUN, Saiyin  
Assistant Professor


2005-2010 MPhil & PhD, University of Cambridge;

2000-2001 MEd, University of Manchester;

1994-1998 BA, Nankai University.

Research Interests

Modern Chinese and comparative literature, Lu Xun studies, Images of China in English literature, Gao Changhong studies, modern Chinese intellectual and literary thoughts, early republican writers, literary historiography, post-colonial literary theory.

Courses Taught

English Thematic Reading (1 & 2);

Images of China in English Literature;

English Reading (1 & 2).


Beyond the Iron House: Lu Xun and the Modern Chinese Literary Field (2017 Routledge; 2014 Tsinghua University Press).

Research Grants

Currently working on a project titled “Images of China in English literature” (2016-2018; supported by Tsinghua’s Independent Research Funds for the Humanities).

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