Research Key Words: Chone Tibetan, language practice, language ideology, language policy, identity construction, social imaginary.
As an ethnic Chone Tibetan myself, I am interested in analyzing China’s development projects in terms of the ‘development’ of minority language and minority language education, and the effects of their implementations on Chone Tibetan language and its speakers. My research also explores Chone Tibetan identity construction and social imaginaries in relation to language practice, post-1949.
Master of Arts in Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2016
Master of Arts in TESL, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2014
Bachelor of Arts in English, Northwest Normal University, China, 2012
1. ‘Shifting Linguistic Identities in Chone Tibetan’ Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Roundtable Discussion, UBC Himalaya Program Speaker Series, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Jan 23, 2017.
2. ‘Language Choice and Language Shift in Tibetan Families in Luozu Village’ Poster presented at 2014 Department of Applied Linguistics Open House at Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. May 3, 2014.
Four Year Doctoral Fellowship, UBC, 2016