The history of Chinese migrants, Qiaopi and Qiaokan, Chinese migrants and BRI, Singapore’s talent strategy, etc.
Dr Zhang is a Research Fellow at the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration and Chinese Heritage Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). Earlier, she was a Managing Editor and Research Associate in the Centre for Chinese Language at NTU Singapore. She graduated from Zhongshan (Sun Yat-sen) University in 2003 and received her PhD from NUS in 2007. Her thesis is titled Imagining Homeland, Localizing Identity, and Constructing the Nation-State: The Teochew Community in Singapore and Malaysia, 1945–1965. She has published several academic articles in journals and books. She has worked as Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor-in-Chief or Executive Editor for several research books and journals. Her most recent books are Chinese Emigrants Write Home, 1900s-1980s: A Bilingual Anthology of Family Letters (Co-editor with Gregor Benton and Liu Hong) and Qiaopi Trade and Transnational Networks in the Chinese Diaspora (Co-editor with Gregor Benton and Liu Hong).