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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," // Yun Lu, ed. Russian Literature: Tradition and Modernity. 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:

        "Inevitable Russia: Russian Literature in the Poetic World of Bei Dao."  at Panel "Tracking Chinese Avant-grades: Literary and Visual." ACLA Annual Convention, Seatle, WA, Mar. 2015       

        "National Context: The Poetic Affinity of Russian Modernism and Chinese Avant-gardes." at Panel "Reflections and Refractions of Russian Modernism," AATSEEL Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Jan. 2015

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

Languages: Russian, Chinese, English, French


M.A in Russian language and literature, Shanghai International Studies University, 2012. 

        Thesis: Charles Baudelaire as a Russian Literary Icon

B.A  in Russian language and literature, Shanghai International Studies University, 2010. 

        Thesis: Loanwords in Russian: a Linguistic and Cultural Phenomenon 

Visiting student, Paris Institute of Political Science, Summer 2014.

Visiting student, Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, 2009-2010. 


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