Ying-Hsiu Chou Wins Young Scholar Award

Submitted by Kirk L. Van Scoyoc on
Ying-Hsiu Chou

Ying-Hsiu Chou (PhD candidate in Chinese Literature) has received the Young Scholar Award from the China Times Cultural Foundation.

This scholarship will further Ying-Hsiu's research on the figure of the Romantic Male in Modern Chinese Popular Culture. By recovering from historical amnesia the subversive swagger of the Romantic Male, her dissertation illuminates the intricate landscape of competing masculinities in modern China. Her work not only challenges conventional narratives surrounding Chinese masculinity but also offers alternative, more nuanced stories of gender dynamics in modern China.

Her dissertation committee is chaired by John Christopher Hamm (Professor of Asian Languages & Literature Department). The committee also benefits from the wonderful mentoring of Yomi Braester (Professor of Cinema & Media Studies; Byron W. and Alice L. Lockwood Professor in the Humanities) and Professor Sasha Su-Ling Welland (Professor & Chair of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Adjunct Professor of Anthropology). Ying-Hsiu believes her journey thus far has been made possible by the strong support she has received from her supervisory committee, the AL&L faculty, and her fellow graduate students.

Established in 1986, the China Times Cultural Foundation is committed to fostering and promoting academic endeavors in Chinese culture and related studies. The prestigious Young Scholar Award is designed to support emerging scholars in North America as they pursue original research in Chinese studies within the humanities and social sciences. This year's award committee consists of seven distinguished scholars in Chinese studies, including David Der-wei Wang from Harvard University and Wen-hsin Yeh from the University of California, Berkeley.