Zhifan Sheng

Graduate Student in Chinese
Teaching Assistant in Chinese

Contact Information

GWN M226
Office Hours
Fridays 12:00-1:00pm


M.Phil., Gender Studies (Home Department: Chinese Language and Literature), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2020

Zhifan Sheng is a doctoral student in the Department of Asian Languages and Literature at UW. He is also working toward a graduate certificate in Cinema and Media Studies. His research interests include modern Chinese and Sinophone literatures, print culture, feminist and queer theory, media studies, and digital humanities. His dissertation project centers on media culture of Chinese letters and epistolary writings in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Drawing on cases ranging from the lithographic printing of calligraphic letters in the late Qing to the remediation of queer letters in contemporary new media arts, the project explores the fate of letters within the evolving media landscape of modern China.


Courses Taught

Spring 2024

Winter 2024

Autumn 2023

Spring 2023

Winter 2023

Autumn 2022

Summer 2022

Spring 2022

Winter 2022

Autumn 2021