Vivian Zhu

Hume Honors Fellow
East Asian Studies and International Relations; Minor in Economics

Vivian Zhu is a senior from Sydney, Australia majoring in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese culture and literature. Throughout her time at Stanford, she has been interested in exploring various subjects within East Asian Studies—from the political impact of Korean popular culture products, to the recent transformation of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, to classical and contemporary Chinese literature. Beyond honors thesis research, she also works as a research assistant at the Freeman Spogli Institute, is a Chinese language conversation partner with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and is the President of the Stanford Debate Society. In her free time, Vivian loves to read serialized online fiction (the topic of her honors thesis project) uncritically as a fan. 

SHC Project

Indulgence or Escape? Chinese Women Reading and Writing "Danmei" Fiction

Vivian Zhu