I am a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund University, Sweden. I hold an MA in comparative literature (specialising in Chinese literature) from University of Copenhagen, including half a year at Peking University (北大).
My current research is concerned with cityscape and memory in contemporary urban fiction in Chinese, with a special focus on Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei. In my work, I analyse narrative representations of space and time with inspiration from literary cartography, walking as method, multisensory narration, concepts of privacy, plants in literature, philosophy of language and probably more to come.
I teach a master’s level course on Urban Chinese Fiction at Lund University and am an active member of the Forum for Comparative Literature as well as the Association for Chinese and Comparative Literature. Previous publications include subjects such as literary drinking cultures, allegorical cannibalism, fictional dictionaries and Daoist commensality in Chinese fiction.
Astrid Møller-Olsen 艾喜
Urban Sinophone Fiction
Centre for Languages and Literature