Shu-mei Shih is a Professor at the Department of Comparative Literature, Asian Languages and Cultures, and Asian American Studies at UCLA where she currently co-directs the “Cultures in Transnational Perspective” Mellon Postdoctoral Program in the Humanities. Shu-mei Shih also joined the School of Chinese at University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 2013 as the Hon-yin and Suet-fong Chan Endowed Professor in Chinese. She is the founder of the field Sinophone studies and her areas of research include modern Chinese literature, comparative literature, critical theory, postcolonial studies, feminism, transnationalism, world literature and minority discourse.

It is in this capacity, with literature as her leading research area, that Professor Shu-mei Shih was cordially invited by Professor Irmy Schweiger of Stockholm University to stay with us as a visiting scholar as well as to take part in the on-going research programme World Literatures: Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics based at Stockholm University.

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