I am a PhD candidate in early modern history, focusing on linguistic and cultural encounters in the North Atlantic world. Before continuing to my doctoral programme as a Cambridge Trust Scholar in 2018, I received my MPhil in Early Modern History at Magdalene College, Cambridge. In the same year, I attended the 12th HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics for interdisciplinary training. From 2013 to 2017, I studied for my Bachelor's degree in World History with a Minor in Translation Studies at Nankai University in China. I am also an alumnus of the undergraduate Global Learning Semester - a liberal arts programme at Duke Kunshan University.
I am supervised by Professor Mary Laven and advised by Dr Sarah Pearsall.
Currently, I am one of the part-time translators of the Chinese version of The Cambridge History of Scandinavia.
In 2020–21, I am one of the co-convenors of the Cambridge Workshop for the Early Modern Period (WEMP) and one of the editors of the Doing History in Public (DHP) blog.
My doctoral project is concerned with linguistic and cross-cultural encounters in the early modern North Atlantic world with an emphasis on languages, translations, and print culture. In my MPhil dissertation, I specifically examined language acquisition and education in English encounters with Algonquian in seventeenth-century Massachusetts. My previous research also covers the Francophone side, illuminating the cultural influence of French missionaries and explorers in New France. I used to be an undergraduate research collaborator of social history (the Wong Tai Sin belief in Hong Kong) and media history in modern East Asia. Methodologically, apart from approaches in cultural history and global history, I am broadly interested in interdisciplinarity, including early modern multilingualism and the interface between the social history of languages and historical sociolinguistics.
2020–21, Transition Skills: The Caribbean in the Age of Revolution
Health-Check: Reading and Note-Taking (Seminar, with Dr Christopher Briggs)
‘You are the Examiner…’ (Seminar)
I have presented in several conferences and symposia in Cambridge, London, Lincoln, Berlin, and also online. They were held by the University of Cambridge, King's College London, Freie Universität Berlin, University of Kent, and the Social History Society.
I will join the Virtual 2021 Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in April.