Yangyou is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University. She was born and raised in China, graduated from University of Virginia (with degrees in Spanish and Computer Science), and worked as a Technology Analyst at JPMorgan in Glasgow, Scotland, before pursuing doctoral studies. Yangyou is particularly interested in Hispanic-Asian studies, from the Early Modern Worlds to contemporary societies. During her studies at Princeton, she has investigated Don Quixote’s influence on modern Chinese literature and cultural movements in Republican China (1910s–1930s), 1930s’ wartime Spain and China, and 1960s’ revolutionary Sino-Cuba journalistic relations. She also hopes to conduct in-depth archival and analytical research on the connected histories in the Early Modern World and cross-cultural engagement between Iberia, Latin America, the Philippines and East Asia in the Spanish Pacific (1521-1815).
B.A. with Distinction, University of Virginia (2016)