Shuyu Guo is currently translating a selection of Yu Jian's poetry. She is a PhD student in UConn’s comparative literature and cultural studies program. She obtained her MA degree in comparative literature from Indiana University Bloomington. Her research engages the problem of trauma with a focus on modern Chinese poetry. Aside from her strong interests in lyric and trauma studies, Shuyu’s general interests include translation studies, affect theory, and the problem of violence.