Lijun Zhang

Graduate Student


I am primarily interested in histories of migration, overseas Chinese, gender and sexuality, material culture, and oral history. My research centers on female migration from Southeastern China to British Malaya and Singapore between the 1920s and 1950s. I am primarily interested in the social relations and support networks that were forged by these female migrants, which were important in making extensive female labor migration possible.

I also have a side interest in food history, particularly using food as a focal point to explore interracial interactions in British Malaya and Singapore.

Advisor: Tamara Loos