Justyna Jaguscik

Justyna Jaguścik, Dr.

Lehrbeauftragte Sinologie

Tel.: +41 44 634 31 83

Raumbezeichnung: ZUB 3-320



2014   Joint Doctorate in Chinese Studies, Department of Chinese Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Zurich and Faculty of Oriental Studies. In 2015 my dissertation Literary Body Discourses: Body, Gender and Class in Contemporary Chinese Female-Authored Literature was awarded the Annual Prize for outstanding research work by the Faculty of Arts of the University of Zurich.
2007   Master of Arts in Chinese Studies, University of Warsaw.
2003   Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Warsaw.

Academic employment and scholarly service

2014–   Lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow in Chinese Studies at the University of Zurich.
2014-2016   Field Editor for Chinese Literature Dissertation Reviews.
2013-2016   Translator and consultant for the research project “Employee Turnover in China and in Switzerland” (Department of Business Administration – Chair in Human Resource Management, University of Zurich).
2011–2014   Teaching and Research Assistant to Prof. Dr. Andrea Riemenschnitter, Department of Chinese Studies, University of Zurich.


Book Chapters

  • Jaguścik, J. (2019). “Intersections of Class, Gender and Environmental Concern in Contemporary Chinese Poetry: Zheng Xiaoqiong and Her Writing from Below.” In Joanna Frużyńska (ed.), Kobieta w oczach kobiet. Kobiece (auto)narracje w perspektywie transkulturowej, 244-254. Warsaw: University of Warsaw Press.
  • Jaguscik, J. (2018). “From France to China’s Internet – écriture feminine chinoise.” In Angelika Malinar and Simone Müller (eds.), Asia and Europe. Interconnected: Agents, Concepts, and Things, 253-294. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Jaguścik, J. (2019). “The Time Travels of a Handscroll: Past and Present in Zhai Yongming’s Landscape Poem ‘Roaming the Fuchun Mountains with Huang Gongwang.” International Communication of Chinese Culture (online). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40636-019-00141-5
  • Jaguścik, J. (2018). “Feminist Responses to the Anthropocene: Voices from China.” International Communication of Chinese Culture (online). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40636-018-0112-y
  • Jaguscik, J. (2014). “‘The Woman Attempting to Disrupt the Ritual’: Representations of Femininity and the Poetics of the Subaltern Body in Contemporary Chinese Female-Authored Potery.” Harvard Asia Quarterly 3: 60-70.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2013). “Zhai Yongming reads Frida Kahlo: Autohistorias.” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques 4: 1301-1325.
  • Jaguscik, J. (2011). “Cultural Representation and Self-Representation of Dagongmei in Contemporary China.” DEP – Deportate, Esuli e Profughe, 17: 121-138 (online). https://www.unive.it/pag/fileadmin/user_upload/dipartimenti/DSLCC/documenti/DEP/numeri/n17/09_17_DEP_JJaguscik.pdf.
  • Jaguscik, J. (2011). “Zhai Yongmings lyrische Topographien (Frauen, “Kaffeehauslieder” und “New York 2006”).” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques1: 93-112.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2010). “From Women’s Poetry to the Lower Body: Notes on the Chinese Body Writing,” in Marcin Jacoby (ed.), China Past and Present: New Polish Papers in Chinese Studies. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 170–179.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2008). “Dyskusje wokół struktury społecznej i klasy średniej w Chinach” (Changes in Social Structure and the Emerging Middle Class in the People’s Republic of China). Sociological Studies 4: 91-113. (in Polish)


  • Jaguścik, J. (2016). “Bossler, Beverly (ed.): Gender and Chinese History: Transformative Encounters.” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques 70 (2): 597-599.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2015). “Hermann, Marc: Leib und (A-)Moral. Ideologie und Moralkritik im Werk von Zhang Ailing” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques 69 (4): 1091-1096.
  • Jaguscik, J. (2015). A Review of Imagining the Decolonial Spirit: Ecowomanist Literature and Criticism in the Chinese Diasbora, by Xiumei Pu (online). Available from: http://dissertationreviews.org/archives/11749.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2014). “Huber, Jörg / Zhao Chuan (eds.): The Body at Stake: Experiments in Chinese Contemporary Arts and Theatre.” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques 1: 407-412.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2012). “Asian Postmodernities and their Legacies. Graduate Student Workshop” (online). Available from: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=39915.
  • Jaguścik, J. (2010). “Identitäten in Bewegung. Migration im Film” (online). Available from: http://hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/tagungsberichte/id=2990.


  • Coppens, L., Jaguscik, J. & Riefert, C. (2011). “Rey Chow ‘Film und Kulturelle Identität’”, in Bettina Dennerlein Bettina, Elke Frietsch (eds.), Identitäten in Bewegung. Migration im Film. Bielefeld: transcript (English - German), 19-32.
  • (2012) 翟永明:与杨爽 (Justyna Jaguscik)一席访谈 Zhai Yongming: yu Yang Shuang yi xi fangtan (Interview with Zhai Yongming). New Poetry Review (评论新诗 Pinglun xinshi) 2: 255-276. (in Chinese)