Born and raised in China, I first came to the United States as a graduate student to study international relations. Living in the US made me increasingly interested in US history so I pursued an M.A. in history at Rutgers University. Now I have combined my previous academic interests with my personal experience as an Asian woman in the US.
Gender and Sexuality, Chinese Diaspora, US Empire, East Asia
I study Chinese immigration/emigration in the early twentieth century from the perspectives of both the United States and China. I am interested in the transnational construction of hereronormativity by focusing on the trans-Pacific interactions from both East Asian and American sides. Moving forward, I aspire to connect East Asian history and Asian American studies.
M.A. History - Rutgers University
B.A. International Studies - University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China