Rui Chu

Graduate Student

Office Location

Phelps Hall 3210


Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures


Xiaorui Chu graduated from Peking University (China) in 2016 with a B.A. degree in Portuguese Literature. He is currently pursuing M.A. in Portuguese Literature and PhD. in Hispanic Languages and Literature - Brazilian Literature at University of California Santa Barbara. His research focuses on Brazilian culture and literature, as well as on Brazilian social-political thoughts. His project, "The Ambiguity in Raízes do Brasil", on Sérgio Buarque de Holanda was awarded with Peking University Chancellor Funding. Chu is also a translator that endeavors to broaden the influence of Brazilian literature in China, with his translation and publication of two Machado Assis stories "A Causa Secreta" and "O Caso da Vara".