An interview with Paul Bevan, Anne Witchard, and Da Zheng on Chiang Yee and His Circle: Chinese Artistic and Intellectual Life in Britain, 1930–1950, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2022. Questions prepared by Ke Ren Q1. Chiang Yee and His Circle was inspired by a pair of events in Oxford in the summer of 2019: … more
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About Ke Ren
Ke Ren is Assistant Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross. He is one of the contributors to Chiang Yee and His Circle.
About Da Zheng
Da Zheng is Professor Emeritus of English at Suffolk University, Boston. He has published articles on American Literature, Asian American literature, and diaspora studies. He is the author of Chiang Yee: Silent Traveller from the East (2010) and Shih-I Hsiung: A Glorious Showman (2020).
About Anne Witchard
Anne Witchard is Reader in English Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster. Her research interests are in China Studies and Modernism. She is the author of Thomas Burke’s Dark Chinoiserie (2009), Lao She in London (2012), England’s Yellow Peril: Sinophobia and The Great War (2014), the edited collection British Modernism and Chinoiserie (2015).
About Paul Bevan
Paul Bevan is Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture at the University of Oxford. His research focuses equally on the visual arts and literature and concerns the impact of Western art and literature on China during the Republican Period. Paul has written two monographs: ‘Intoxicating Shanghai’: Modern Art and Literature in Pictorial Magazines during Shanghai’s Jazz Age (2020), and A Modern Miscellany – Shanghai Cartoon Artists, Shao Xunmei’s Circle and the Travels of Jack Chen, 1926-1938 (2015).