Yixin GU

GU Yixin, Prof.

  • 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun

    Hong Kong


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Yixin Gu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chinese at Lingnan University, a post that he has held since receiving his doctorate from Princeton University in 2022. His research cuts across classical Chinese literature, culture, and intellectual history, with a focus on early and medieval times (pre-imperial through Tang period) and wide-ranging interests in poetics, philosophy, historiography, philology, rhetoric, aesthetics, literary criticism, and beyond. His research outputs in English and Chinese are published in academic journals such as T’oung Pao, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Oriens Extremus, Renwen Zhongguo xuebao 人文中國學報, and Zhonghua wenshi lunsong 中華文史論叢. His Dissertation, “The Enchantment of Erudition: Models and Manifestations of Literary Culture in Han-Wei China” (2022), a winner of the Marjorie Chadwick Buchanan Dissertation Prize (Princeton University), is foundational to his first book project.


Ph. D. (Princeton University, 2022)
M. A. (Fudan University, 2014)
B. A. (Sun Yat-sen University, 2011)

Education/Academic qualification

East Asian Studies; Chinese Literature, Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University

Award Date: 24 May 2022