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Chihchi Tsai

Title: CPLT Ph.D. Candidate
Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant in Chinese
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
College of Arts and Sciences
Office: Welsh Humanities Classroom Bldg. 506
Chihchi Tsai

Chih-chi Sunny Tsai is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature. Her dissertation focuses on Taiwan writer Wang Zhenhe (Wang Chen-ho, 1940-1990) to reimagine his literary legacy and contributions. Her research interests include contemporary Sinophone Studies, in-betweenness, nativism, globalization, and postcolonial theories. She has presented her work at the Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts (SCLA), the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), and the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA). Her research has been recognized with the Carroll T. and Edward B. Cantey, Jr. Bicentennial Fellowship in Liberal Arts (2022) and the SPARC Graduate Research Grant (2023) at USC.

In addition to her research, she has taught Mandarin Chinese at all levels at USC for several years. In 2022, she was awarded the GTA Teaching Resource Development Grant from the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC for her project in building asynchronous intermediate-level listening exercises for the course CHIN322. This project aims to help with the lack of meaningful listening input, which is one of the most common learning problems that intermediate to advanced level students encounter in the classroom. She also served as the President for the LLC Graduate Student Association during the 2022-2023 academic year. Prior to pursuing her advanced degree at USC, she earned her B.A. at National Taiwan University in 2018.

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