Nishit Kumar
निशित कुमार / 王夜

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2019 to May 2020

University Affiliation

Dr. Nishit Kumar is a trained Sinologist, currently working as a Research Analyst at the Centre for Contemporary China Studies, New Delhi. Nishit was awarded his PhD in Chinese language, literature and culture from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in 2022. His PhD thesis is titled  “China and the Nobel Prize: Reception and Impact of the Literature Prize to Mo Yan”. He also has an M.Phil. (2016), MA (2014) and BA (2011) in Chinese language, literature and culture from the Centre for Chinese and South East Asian Studies (CCSEAS), JNU. He has presented research works at various international and national conferences, including, the All India Conference of China Studies (AICCS), the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference (ACLA), the Kentucky Foreign Language Annual Conference (KFLC), the Pacific and Modern Language Association Annual Conference (PAMLA), the International Society of Folk Narrative Research Congress (ISFNR), etc. His recent publications include “Howard Goldblatt’s Translations of Mo Yan’s Works into English:  Reader Oriented Approach” in Translation Today, Volume 15 (1), 2021, and “The New Culture Movement and Huaju: from an art form to an Agent of change” in  China’s May Fourth Movement: New Narratives and Perspectives, Routledge, 2023. He is also a published translator of Chinese short stories in Hindi.

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