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Shaoyu Yang

PhD Translation & Transcultural Studies

Email: Shaoyu dot Yang at warwick dot ac dot uk


I am a first-year PhD student in Translation and Transcultural Studies at the University of Warwick, under the supervision of Dr. Qian Liu and Prof. Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.


My research focuses on the intersection between translation and traumatic memories of twentieth-century China, specifically investigating how diasporic literary works and their translations reconstruct and transmit the memory of the Nanjing Massacre across borders, cultures, and generations.

Research Interests

Translation Studies; Memory Studies; Literary Trauma Theory; Contemporary Chinese Literature; Chinese Diasporic Literature; Trauma Novel


LN906 Research Skills in Modern Languages, Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant, 2021/22

Non-Academic Roles

    Co-Organiser, Translation and Transcultural Studies Reading Groups, 2021/22

    Student Ambassador, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, 2021/22


    'Translating Trauma Narratives: A Case Study of the English Translation of Yan Lianke's Si Shu (The Four Books)', Asia Pacific Translation and Intercultural Studies, 9.1 (2022), 26-46 <>

    Scholarships and Awards

    Midlands4Cities AHRC Doctoral Studentship Award, University of Warwick, 2022-2025

    Excellent Student Scholarship, Sun Yat-sen University, 2018


    MA in Translation and Cultures, University of Warwick, 2020

    BA in English Language and Literature, Sun Yat-sen University, 2019

    BA subsidiary in Korean Language and Literature, Sun Yat-sen University, 2019