The Board

Jennifer Bond – Communications
Dr Jennifer Bond is a Lecturer in East Asian History at Durham University. Her research spans the fields of Chinese History, Gender, Religion, and Education. Building on her MA (Warwick) and M.Phil. (Oxford), her PhD (SOAS, University of London), explores the intersections of Nationalism, Christianity and Feminism in the identity negotiations of girls who attended missionary schools for girls in early twentieth century East China. The project draws heavily on oral history interviews conducted with missionary school alumnae along with archival sources from China, UK, USA and Taiwan.

Coraline Jortay – President
F.R.S.-FNRS Research Fellow and PhD candidate in literature at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium) focusing on gender representations and practices of resistance in the works of Sinophone women writers, drawing from narrative, gender studies and discourse analysis.

Chang Liu – International Relations
Chang Liu is a Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). She received her PhD degree in History from King’s College London 2018. She is now working on a book manuscript about the media discourse surrounding the emerging middle-class single women in urban Shanghai and the social history of their everyday life from 1915 to 1956. Her research interests include the life history and social construction of women in modern and contemporary China.

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