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金環博士 (金環博士)

BA (Fudan University)
MA (Washington University in St. Louis)
Ph.D. (Harvard University)


Contact Information

Office: BOC-R6081
Phone: 3442-9733
Email: huanjin@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Late Imperial Chinese Literature
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • The History of the Book
  • East Asian Cinema

Huan Jin’s research focuses on the symbiotic relationship of literature and history in late imperial China and early Republican era (c.a. 1500–1930). She examines an array of literary and cultural texts, including propaganda, fiction, drama, diaries, and memoirs. Bringing together literary analysis, historical contextualization, and theoretical understanding, she grapples with the various dimensions of national trauma during the late imperial and early Republican periods. Huan Jin’s current article projects center on the literary and cultural transmutations that span from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth century. Her book manuscript is tentatively entitled “When Heaven Collapsed: Literature and Culture during the Taiping Civil War (1851–1864).”

Courses Taught

Publications (selected)

  • “A Chinese Utopia called the Heavenly Kingdom” in Harvard New Literary History of Modern China (2017)
  • “Ordering Time in The Taiping Heavenly Chronicle” in Frontiers of History in China (forthcoming special issue)


  • Harvard Asian Center Summer Research Grant, 2016
  • The Fairbank Center Summer Research Grant, 2015
  • Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Pre-dissertation Summer Travel Grant, 2015 (declined)

Last updated: 17 January 2018