Siwei Wang G'20

Siwei  Wang
Doctoral Student
Modern Chinese Literature
Columbia University

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Predissertation Travel Grants to China 2020
Doctoral Student
Modern Chinese Literature
Columbia University
Towards Third World Solidarity: The Sino-Latin American Literary World in Cold War

My dissertation studies the Sino-Latin American literary connection in the context of the Third World movement in the Cold War era. I will show how the rising Third Worldism contributed to the highly productive literary exchanges between China and Latin America since the 1950s. My research begins with the Chilean writer Pablo Neruda's popularity among Chinese poets after his visit to China in 1951 and ends with the sensational effect of Latin American magical realism in China in the 1980s. By showing how Chinese and Latin American writers tried to build up a new network of literary production, translation, and circulation, my dissertation studies Chinese literature by focusing on its relationship with Latin American literature and the Cultural Cold War.