Xie Qiong is a Ph. D candidate in the Department of Chinese at Peking University, China, working on modern and contemporary Chinese Literature. She received her B.A. and M.A. degree in Korean language and literature at Peking University and M.A. degree in literary studies at Leiden University, Netherlands. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation on the representation of rape in modern and contemporary Chinese literature. Her aim is to examine how rape, an extremely traumatic and inexpressible experience, was represented, misrepresented and manipulated in different types of discourses, such as wartime literature, class struggle literature and new era literature after 1980s. Her future ambition is to investigate the literary representation of women’s wartime experience in China, Korea and Japan in the 20th century.