PhD Studentship – Penguin’s China: Reading China in Paperback

A fully funded PhD studentship — consisting of a fee waiver and an annual stipend of £16,000 for three years — is being offered in the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster. The project will investigate the role Penguin has had in shaping readers’ responses to China by assessing Penguin’s early back catalogue of books about China or on Chinese themes by both Western and Chinese authors during the 1930s and 1940s. The archive held at the University of Bristol holds an array of novels, poetry, reportage and non‐fiction for adults and children. The diversity of titles encompasses the range of responses to and interactions with China during the early twentieth century.

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