- Fudan University
Yao Dadui received his Ph.D. from the Department of Chinese at Sun Yat-sen University, China. He is currently (2013-14) a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan University. Dr. Yao's M.A. thesis looked at nationalism and the Novel Revolution in the late Qing period. During his stay at HYI, he completed his doctoral dissertation which focused on the interaction between Protestant missionaries and Chinese literati in treaty ports with respect to the modernization of Chinese literature. His dissertation focused on new modernized elements in the Protestant Chinese literary tracts and the treaty port literati’s works, especially in vernacular Chinese, literary style and its value content, considering late Qing literature in both the present and the precedent, the foreign factor and the local matter. He also devotes continuous attention to classical Chinese poetry in modern times.
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