I am a PhD candidate in the School of English at the University of Leeds. My PhD research centres on exploring human-animal relationships within late imperial Chinese literary works. To date, I have successfully drafted three chapters for my thesis, delving into topics such as trickster figures, queer animals, and the concept of becoming-animal. The literary animals I have examined include the monkey, fox, and snake. Currently, my focus is on crafting the fourth chapter of my thesis, which will delve into the companion animal, the horse.