Jinyi Chu

Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Jinyi Chu is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and a Research Fellow at the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. His research revolves around advancing a more globalized understanding of Russian and Chinese culture, with particular focus on 1890-1920 and the 1980s. His current book project, Patterns of the World: Chinese Fashion and Cosmopolitan Ideas in Late Imperial Russia, interrogates the relationship between geopolitical tension and transnational aesthetics by focusing on the Russian interactions with Chinese texts, artifacts, and migrants in the prerevolutionary era amid shift ing Russo-Chinese relations. Professor Chu has published scholarship on Russian, Chinese, and French literatures in English, Russian, and Chinese. He received his Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University in 2019.