Zhang Yun is Assistant Professor in the History of Medicine, Department of Chinese Culture, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She was a PhD candidate in Modern China Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She received her Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Peking University. Her research interests include women’s history and literature in Modern China, feminist theories and comparative critical theories. Her dissertation explored women’s writing in women’s presses and the making of gendered national identity at the turn of twentieth century China. During her stay at the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she will conduct archival research and work on her thesis.