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Mission Statement

The Modernist Studies in Asia Network (MSIA) aims to support and advance the study of modernism in Asia. Attentive to modernism’s manifestations in and connections to Asia itself, while also creating a space for the discussion of modernist cultures in other parts of the world, the MSIA aspires to facilitate robust dialogues and collaboration between modernist scholars within and beyond Asia.

The MSIA is affiliated with the Modernist Studies Association.

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Executive Committee



Membership and Promotion Officer

Liaison Officer

News and Publications Officer 


Postgraduate Representatives

 Former Postgraduate Representatives

Former Committee Members

Dr. Nan Zhang (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Dr. Boosung Kim (Ewha Womans University, Seoul)

Dr. Kunio Shin (University of Tokyo, Tokyo)

Dr. Kevin Riordan (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Dr. Hyunjung Kim (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul)


Xinyi Xu (University of Manchester, Manchester)

Grace Lim (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Primrose (National University of Singapore, Singapore)

Wanyü Lin (National Chengchi University/National Taiwan University, Taipei)

Dr. Evelyn Chan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Dr. Shun-Liang Chao (National Chengchi University, Taipei)

Dr. Avishek Parui (Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai) 

Dr. Emily Ridge (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Advisory Committee

David Ayers (University of Kent)
Rebecca Beasley (University of Oxford)
Christopher Bush (Northwestern University)
Mark Byron (University of Sydney)

Aaron Gerow (Yale University)

Youngmin Kim (Dongguk University)
Douglas Mao (Johns Hopkins University)

Naoko Shimazu (Yale-NUS College)
Yoshiki Tajiri (University of Tokyo)
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)
Sarah Wilson (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Logo and Website

The MSIA would like to acknowledge the work of EdUHK undergraduate students Fei Wenxi and Miao Sitong for designing the MSIA logo and constructing the original website framework.

The artwork used in a later update is by Shanghai-based artist Shao Zejiong 邵仄炯, who has generously given the permission to use his paintings. HKU MPhil graduate Shellie Audsley has assisted in this update.   

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