Qingyi Sun

Qingyi Sun

PhD student in East Asian & Comparative Literatures
Dean’s Distinguished Graduate Fellow
McDonnell Academy Scholar
research interests:
  • Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture
  • Modern Chinese History
  • Media Studies
  • Popular Music and Remix Studies
  • Memory and Nostalgia
  • Post-Socialism

contact info:

mailing address:

  • Washington University
    MSC 1111-107-115
    One Brooking Drive
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899

Qingyi Sun is a PhD student in the joint East Asian and Comparative Literatures program.

Qingyi graduated from Fudan University with a BA in History and an undergraduate thesis on the portrayal of “hysterical women” in the print culture of Republican Shanghai (1930s–1940s). She also holds an MA in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, where she completed her master’s thesis on the localization of disco culture during China’s early reform era (1980s–1990s). Currently, she is interested in investigating memories and nostalgia in contemporary Chinese media, performance, and material culture. In her leisure time, she finds joy in singing, dancing, and watching musicals.