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Mei-fen joined Macquarie University in 2020. She is a Lecturer in Contemporary Chinese Culture and History at Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature where she teaches and researches in the area of modern Chinese history with a focus on diaspora identity and transnational mobility. She received research Masters in the discipline of History in Taiwan. She holds a PhD in Social Science from La Trobe University. She had engaged in several projects since 2009, including Unlocking Australia’s Chinese Archive: The political organisation and social experience of the Chinese Australian community, 1909-1939(ARC Linkage),Asia-Pacific Philanthropies: Transnational networks, anti-colonial nationalism, and the emergence of modern Chinese philanthropy, 1850-1949(ARC Discovery) and Enterprising Chinese Australians and the diaspora networks, 1890-1949(ARC DECRA).  She is the author of Making Chinese Australia: Urban Elites, Newspapers & Chinese-Australian Identity During Federation (Monash University Publishing) and Unlocking the History of the Australasian Kuo Min Tang 1911-2013 (Australian Scholarly Publishing).




CHIN 1010 Chinese Studies 1

INTS 3030 Visualising Cultures 

INTS 2020 Citizneship, Borders and Transnationalism 

CHIN 1057 Contemporary China 

INTS 2010 Modern Chinese History 

INTS 1020 China in World History 

CHIN 3001 Social Issues in China Today

Research interests

• Chinese diaspora studies 

• Transnational history 

• Printing culture 

• Narrative identity 

• Migration mobility 

• Community politics 

• Chinese diaspora entrepreneurship 


Education/Academic qualification

Asian Studies, School of Social Science , Philosophy of Doctor, Making Chinese Australia: the role of Sydney Chinese Community, 1892-1912, La Trobe University


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