I am a PhD candidate in Chinese literature and culture with sub-fields and interests in history, art history, and anthropology. My broader research Interests lie in how cultural heritage and collective cultural past can be remade in the era of globalization. Well-versed in both classical and modern Chinese literature, English and French literature, and rich research experience in the fields of urbanization, ethnic theory and cultural modernity, I am currently working on a dissertation that investigates the issue of reform-era China (1980-present)'s social transformation and its impact on the traditionally coherent communities in the nation, exploring how these communities redefine their cultural identities for both representational and developmental purposes under China's neoliberal framework and the forces of globalization.

Honors & Awards

  • Dissertation Fellowship, Stanford Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) (2015-16)
  • Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Public, U.S. Congressional Special Recognition (2012)
  • Asian American Women's Alliance Leadership Award, Asian American Women's Alliance (2012)
  • China Times Young Scholar Award, China Times Culture Fund (2015)

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Member, American Comparative Literature Association (2013 - Present)
  • Member, Association of Asian Studies (2014 - Present)

Education & Certifications

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University, East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • Certificate, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford Ignite: Powering Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Catherine University (Minnesota), English and French Literature (2010)