Xinyue Zhang

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2-Year Track

Xinyue is interested in the social and cultural history of 20th century China, with allied interests in intellectual history, political and social thought, and science and technology studies. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in History and Social Studies and a minor in East Asian Studies. Drawing on a variety of written and visual materials, her honors thesis explored gender discourse and urban women’s experiences in pre-WWII China, with a focus on how Chinese women reconceptualized the meaning of the family, the public sphere, and the nation-state in the crucial window between 1934 and 1937. Outside of academics, she is an amateur translator, has internship experience in public interest law, and enjoys sipping a good cup of tea.