Selected Publications & Presentations

Publications

  • "Exotic Flowers, Modern Girls, Good Citizens: Female Education and Overseas Chinese Identity in British Malaya and Singapore, 1900s-1950s." Journal article, Twentieth Century China (April 2010)

Book Reviews

  • Sunil Amrith, Migration and Diaspora in Modern Asia, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Reviewed for Journal of World History 23:4 (December 2012)
  • Glen Peterson, Overseas Chinese in the People’s Republic of China, London and New York: Routledge, 2012. Reviewed for Journal of International and Global Studies 4:1 (November 2012)
  • Eric Tagliacozzo and Wen-Chin Chang (eds.), Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia, Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. Reviewed for Journal of International and Global Studies 3:1 (November 2011)
  • Christopher Bayly and Tim Harper, Forgotten Wars: Freedom and Revolution in Southeast Asia, Harvard University Press, 2007. Reviewed for Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction 33:3 (November 2009)

Recent Presentations

  • “Schooling Diaspora: Overseas Chinese Women and Education in British Malaya and Singapore, 1900s-1950s.” Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, March 2013.
  • Roundtable Participant, "A Celebration of Chris Gilmartin and her Contributions to the Field of Chinese History." Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2013.
  • Discussant, “Negotiating and Interpreting Diasporic Traditions: The Making of the Ethnic Chinese Lives in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, 19th Century – Present,” New York Conference of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, New Paltz, NY, September 2012.
  • Roundtable Participant, "Gender Theory and Modern East Asian History." Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, March 2012.
  • “Schooling Diaspora: Female Education and the Overseas Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1900s-1950s.” National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2011.
  • Roundtable Participant, "South-South Encounters: Women Writers, Activists and Educators within early 20th-century Asia." Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, March 2011.
  • "Learning Her Way Into the World: Overseas Chinese Girls' Schools and Transnational Networks, 1900s-1950s."  Also Panel Organizer and Chair, "Beyond Chineseness and Acculturation: Rethinking Transnational Chinese Education, 1910s-1950s."  New England Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, November 2010.
  • “Home is That Which I Adore: Identity Choices and the Remigration of Overseas Chinese Women, 1940s-1960s.”  Association of Asian Studies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2010.
  • “Modern Girl, New Woman: Female Education and Adolescence Among the Overseas Chinese of British Malaya and Singapore, 1900s-1950s.”  American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, January 2009.
  • “Better Daughters and More Obedient Wives: Class, Ethnicity and Female Education Among the Chinese in British Malaya and Singapore, 1850s-1940s.”  History of Education Society Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, November 2008.
  • “Exotic Flowers, Modern Women: Overseas Chinese Girls’ Schools in British Malaya and Singapore, 1900s-1940s.”  New England Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, University of Massachusetts-Boston, October 2008.
  • “Gender, Education and the Colonial State: British Intervention in Malayan Chinese Girls’ Schools, 1920s-1950s.”  8th Conference on International History: Gender and International Studies, Harvard University, March 2008.