Flair Donglai Shi (施东来) is a DPhil candidate in English at the University of Oxford. His thesis focuses on the Yellow Peril as a traveling discourse in modern Anglophone and Sinophone literatures. His research interests include postcolonial and queer theories, Victorian literature and modern East Asian literatures. His articles have been published in many academic journals, including Women: A Cultural Review, CLEAR (Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews), Comparative Literature & World Literature, and Subalternspeak. He is currently working on an edited volume in Ibidem's World Literature Series entitled World Literature in Motion: Institution, Recognition, Location.
Apart from academic work, Flair also works for the Oxford Chinese Studies Society and Oxford China Forum, where he hosts various renowned writers, film directors, and other cultural workers engaging with the Sinophone world.