Yawen Li is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the National University of Singapore and King’s College London. Her PhD investigates how postcolonial literature can inform new ways of remembering and imagining family and kinship in contemporary China.

The Melancholy of Kinship in Post–One-Child China

On 26 July 2021, Canadian swimmer Maggie Mac Neil won the Olympic gold medal in the 100-metre butterfly, beating China’s Zhang Yufei by 0.05 seconds. This sparked heated online discussions regarding child abandonment, especially of baby girls, in China during the one-child era (1979–2015). According to reports in Chinese mainland media, Mac Neil was given […]

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