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Chiann Tsui

Ph.D. in German Studies

Chiann Tsui entered the German Studies Department at Stanford University in the 2006-2007 academic year and filed her dissertation in November 2013.  She received Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Germanic Literatures and Languages as well as in Linguistics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.  She also has a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan School of Music.  Her interests include the dynamics of cultural transference and the relationship between literature and music.  For her thesis, she intends to focus on German-language modernist literature in which China plays a thematic role, and how said literature has been received and adapted in post-Mao China.  In her spare time she might be found doing one of the following: capoeira, aerial fabrics, knitting, sewing, baking, hiking, or sleeping.