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Jinyi Chu

Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Languages and Literatures


Jinyi Chu joined the department of Slavic languages and literatures at Stanford in 2013. His research interests include Russian modernism, with an emphasis on the relationship between literature and philosophy, Russian poetry, Russo-Chinese literary and cultural relation, Critical theory, and Translation studies. Jinyi Chu is also the Chinese translator of Elif Batuman's The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, and Joseph Frank's Dostoevsky: A Writer in His Time, among other works originally writtern in Russian and English. 


        "Baudelaire in the Context of Russian Symbolism," Russian Literature and Art, No. 2, 2012. pp. 53-64

        "Baudelaire and Turgenev as Authors of Prose Poetry," Russian Literature: Tradition and Modernity. ed. Yun Lü. Beijing: Peking University Press, 2012. pp. 340-6. 

        "Russian Reading of Baudelaire in the Age of Realism," Comparative Literature in China, No. 2, 2011. pp. 131-44

Conferences presentations:

        "A Secular Myth: Two Aspects of Mandelstam's Word,"  California Slavic Colloquium, Stanford, CA, Apr. 2015

        "Inevitable Russia: Russian Literature in the Poetic World of Bei Dao," ACLA Annual Convention, Seatle, WA, Mar. 2015       

        "National Context: The Poetic Affinity of Russian Modernism and Chinese Avant-gardes," AATSEEL Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Jan. 2015

        Discussant at Panel "Non-Western Translations of Pushkin," AATSEEL Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 2015


        Qualifying paper (at Stanford University): "An Orientalist's Non-Orientalism: Lev Tolstoy's Translations of the Dao De Jing," 2015

        M. A. thesis (at Shanghai International Studies University): "Charles Baudelaire as a Russian Literary Icon," 2012

        B. A. thesis (at Shanghai International Studies University): "Loanwords in Russian: A Linguistic and Cultural Phenomenon," 2010

Languages: Russian, Chinese, English, French


2012: M.A., Shanghai International Studies University

2010: B.A., Shanghai International Studies University

2014, 7-8:  Visiting student, Paris Institute of Political Science

2009-10: Visiting student, Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University