Xianda Huang

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MA Student

I am Xianda Huang, a second-year Master’s student in the East Asian Studies program. My research focuses on modern Chinese political and cultural history, examining how the Chinese Communist Party negotiated the boundaries of cultural expression through compromise and censorship of the 20th century. I pay special attention to how Eastern Europe and Russia have influenced China’s policymaking in the realms of culture and ideology. My Master’s thesis, titled “When Will You Come Again?: A History of Cultural Reform in China through the Music of Teresa Teng, 1978-1995,” shows that the Anti-Spiritual Pollution Movement in China mirrored the Soviet Union’s actions, aiming to eradicate perceived spiritual pollution.

East Asian Studies
Fields of Interest: 
Socialist culture, Modern Chinese history, Popular music, Sino-Russian relations