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I am a full-time lecturer in Chinese and Translation Studies. I originally came to the Contemporary China Centre to study for a PhD in 2010, following an MMUS in ethnomusicology from the School of Oriental and African Studies. Prior to postgraduate study, I worked as a music journalist in Beijing, primarily producing scripts and articles for China Radio International and Time Out Beijing.


My main duties consist of teaching Chinese language and cultural studies at undergraduate level and Chinese-English translation at postgraduate level. I also teach research methods and globalisation.


My research covers a range of disciplines and themes. Most of my published research to date has drawn on ethnographic and textual data to explore the relationship between social space, music, and sound in the production of Chinese cities and city areas. I am currently devising a project to examine contemporary memories and representations of Third Front factories in Guizhou province. 


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.