GCLR Dissertation Writing Workshop with Linshan Jiang

Event Date: 

Friday, April 29, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Date Details: 

This event will be conducted via Zoom/ Meeting ID: 893 4620 5411 / Passcode: GCLR 

Event Location: 

  • Online

Event Price: 

This event is free and open to all graduate students from any department in the Humanities at UCSB.

Event Contact: 

Rachel Feldman: gclr@complit.ucsb.edu

Please join us for this year's second GCLR Dissertation and Prospectus Writing Workshop for graduate students from any department in the Humanities at UCSB. Our presenter will be Linshan Jiang 蒋林珊, a doctoral candidate in the UCSB Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies who is presenting a chapter from her forthcoming dissertation entitled "Mobilizing Shame: Tension between Nationalism and Feminism in Nieh Hualing’s Far Away, A River and Zhang Ling’s A Single Swallow." 

Linshan's dissertation examines how female writers craft memories of war experiences in their works about the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). While narratives of war tend to be dominated by masculinist and nationalist discourses, female writers, she argues, transcend the conventional remembrance of the war, demonstrating their subjectivity through affective intimacy and the emotional labor of shared, embodied memory. Her dissertation focuses on the fictional and nonfictional writings of three female authors, namely, the Japanese writer Hayashi Fumiko (1903-1951) and two immigrant writers from China to North America, Nieh Hualing (1925- ) and Zhang Ling (1957- ).