Born and raised in China, I first came to the United States as a graduate student studying international relations. Living in the US made me increasingly interested in US history so I pursued an M.A. in history at Rutgers University. I have combined my previous academic interests with personal experience as an Asian woman in the US and study issues in Asian American women's history, transnational labor history, and the US empire in East and Southeast Asia. Moving forward, I am especially interested in finding the connections between US imperialism in Asia and the experience of Asian Americans during the nineteenth and twentieth century.
US Empire, Gender and Sexuality, Asian Diaspora in North America
My current project focuses on role of the public discourse around Chinese prostitution in San Francisco in the anti-Chinese movements during the late nineteenth century. I have previously done researches on the representations of Chinese women in mid-twentieth-century Hollywood films.
M.A. History - Rutgers University, 2020
B.A. International Studies - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China, 2015