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Peiyu Yang

Lecturer of Arabic Studies

Office: Washington Hall 201A
Email: [[pyang02]]

Peiyu Yang, lecturer of Arabic Studies, will receive her PhD from the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University in 2019, with a concentration in Modern Arabic Literature. Before arriving at McGill, she received a Masters of Arabic Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, following undergraduate studies in Arabic Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University.

Her current project relates to issues of transnational cultural influence and textual exchange, with a particular focus on Nahdawi translation practices. Her research brings together literature, journalism, visual culture, and political theory, and focuses on South-South relations, especially between Nahdawi society and China in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.