Jin Chow
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Jin Chow

Ph.D. Student in Comparative Literature, admitted Autumn 2017
B.A., Comparative Literature, Princeton University

I was born and raised in Hong Kong, and I did my BA in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where I did my senior thesis project on one of the first 19th century French translations of classical Chinese poetry. My current interests include erotic poetry, cross linguistic comparisons of lyric traditions in Chinese, Arabic and Troubadour songs, 20th century Francophone literature, literary interactions within Muslim communities in China and in France as well as in French North Africa etc. The languages that I hope to work with include French, Chinese, Arabic and German.

I love languages and if given a chance, would spend the rest of my life learning and collecting words, but there is also this thing called the Ph.D. that I am enrolled in, which necessitates a dissertation... More on that as I make more progress! 

One of my major hobbies at Stanford is wushu, which is Chinese Martial Arts!  Contact me if you're interested!  



Research Interests

  • Arabic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Comparative Studies


  • French Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


  • Poetry and Poetics