Lara Yuyu Yang, M.A., PhD Candidate

ERC-Project “READCHINA: The Politics of Reading in the People's Republic of China”
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Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie

Office Address:
Room 03 006, Belfortstr. 18 (VH)
D-79098, Freiburg im Breisgau

Tel.: +49 761 203 97673
E-Mail: yuyu.yang@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de


Research Interests

History of books
Politics and practices of reading
Cultural Studies
Material Culture



Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Freiburg
Project: “Second-hand Book Reading in the PRC”

PhD, Centre of Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, University of London
Thesis: “Archaism as Cultural Distinction: Woodblock Book Publishing During the Mao Era 1949-1976”

Postgraduate Diploma, Asian Art, SOAS, University of London

Master of Art, Cultural Studies,
Centre of Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies, SOAS, University of London

Bachelor of Art, Japanese Language and Literature, Nanjing University


Conferences and Presentations 

· “Chinese Grassroots Reading across Time”, Roundtable talk, the AAS 2019 Annual Conference, Denver, March 2019

· “Archaism in Book Culture in the Mao Era”, the AAS 2018 Annual Conference, Washington, March 2018

· “A Literary and Visual Experiment: The Multiple Editions of Let One Hundred Flowers Blossom Written by Guo Moruo”, the AAS 2017 Annual Conference, Toronto, March 2017

· “The Woodblock Printed The Communist Manifesto’, the CCLPS Graduate Conference Book History Beyond the Book, SOAS, University of London, June 2016

· “A Contradicting Practice: Socialist Classification of Publication”, AAS 2016 Annual Conference, Seattle, March 2016


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