FU Mengxing (符梦醒)
Title of PhD thesis
Fin-de-siècle ghost literature: subjectivity in transition in China and Britain.
Short abstract of thesis
Echo explores the fin-de-siècle ghost stories by Chinese writers Wang Tao, Xuan Ding and British writers Vernon Lee and E. Nesbit, especially their evocation of the ghost as a way to critique or reformulate state and personal history and to negotiate with new modes of masculinity and femininity.