AboutChinese Canadian Cultural History; Modern Chinese Studies; Late Qing Cultural History; Chinese Travel Writing; Sinophone Studies; Immigration & Migration; Race & Ethnicity.
EducationPhD East Asian Studies; University of Toronto, Department of East Asian Studies, 2017
Dissertation: Borderspaces in Text and Image: Representing Canada in Chinese Textual Culture (1868-1938).
MA East Asian Studies; University of Toronto, Department of East Asian Studies, 2010
Publications“Reading the Transpacific Journey as Borderspace: The Critical Accounts of Zhang Deyi and Fu Yunlong (1868-1888).” Asian Review of World Histories: Special Issue: Diu and the Diuese — History, Maritime Trade, and Urban Landscapes, Volume 8, Issue 2 (Jul 2020): 175-200.
“Thinking through Space: Toronto’s Chinatowns in Chinese Canadian Fiction” Facing China as a New Global Superpower: Domestic and International Dynamics from a Multidisciplinary Angle. Singapore: Springer, 2015. 241-252.
“Unsuspected Introductions in Translated Texts: A Case Study on Wu Zhuoliu’s Orphan of Asia” Journal of Translation Studies. 14 (2011): 1-16.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences“Canada as Refuge: Imaginations of Canada by Chinese Characters in Madeleine Thien’s Do Not Say We Have Nothing (2016).” Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference (AAS), Panel: Voices of Chinese Diaspora: Past and Present, Honolulu, HI. March 23-26, 2022.