Chih-hen Chang

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Chih-hen Chang is a Ph.D. student of East Asian literary and cultural studies at UCLA. He received his B.A. in History from National Taiwan University and an M.A. in Comparative Literary Studies from Utrecht University. Chih-hen studies contemporary Sinophone and Chinese literature, film, and visual art through the lens of cultural memory studies, trauma theory, affect studies, and perpetrator studies. His current project investigates diverse forms of memory media to understand how the societies of post-martial law Taiwan and post-Mao China come to terms with their history of violence and complicity. The project aims to reconsider the “woundedness” of each post-violent society by drawing particular attention to the articulations of moral injury, shame, and guilt in their respective contexts.