Dr Minglu Chen
PhD, International Studies, Institute for International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney
MA, Linguistics Nankai University, China
BA, English Language and Literature, Shanxi University, China
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Dr Minglu Chen is a lecturer in the China Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She received her Ph.D. In International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007. Dr Minglu Chen was a lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008-2009 and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney in 2009-2012. She is the author of Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People’s Republic of China (Routledge, 2011). Dr Minglu Chen currently works on two ARC (Australian Research Council) discovery projects ‘The new rich and the state in China: the social basis of power’ (with David S G Goodman and Beatriz Carrillo Garcia) and 'The geography of power in China: urban expansion and administrative empire' (with Carolyn Cartier).
- Comparative Politics
- Institutions of China's local politics
- Private entrepreneurship in China
- Governance in China
- Class and social stratum in China
- China-Latin America relations.
Current Research Projects
- 2012-2015: (With Carolyn Cartier, Junde Liu, George Lin) Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP120101901, ‘The Geography of Power in China: Urban expansion and administrative empire’, $183,000.
- 2012: (With Ben Goldsmith) China Studies Centre Major Grant, 'Female Entrepreneurs, Business Performance, and the Party-state in China', $18,000.
- 2010-2011: (With Carolyn Cartier, Shiuh-Shen Chien) Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, International Science Linkages Bilateral Program, ‘Local Governance and the Reproduction of State Power: Urban China in economic transition’, $6,000.
- 2009-2012: (With David Goodman, Beatriz Carrillo) Australian Research Council, Discovery Project DP0984495, ‘The New Rich and the State in China: The social basis of local power’, $360,000.
- GOVT6111 - Chinese Politics
Books Authored and Edited
Chen, M & Goodman, DS 2013, Middle Class China, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Chen, M 2011, Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People’s Republic of China, Routledge, London.
Chen, M & Lin L (trans) 2001, Isaac Newton and the Science Revolution, Baihua Literature and Art Publishing House, Tianjin.
[[b||Ding, J, Libing S & Chen, M (trans) 2001, Gower Handbook of Customer Service, Shenyang Publishing House, Shenyang.
Refereed Journal Articles
Chen, M 2012, "Being elite: a Chinese family 1931-2010", Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 21, no. 77, pp. 741-757.
Chen, M & Goodman, DS 2012, "The China model: one country, six authors", Journal of Contemporary China, vol. 21, no. 73, pp.169-85. Also published as ‘El modelo chino: un pais seis autores’, Mexico y La Cuenca del Pacifico [Mexico and the Pacific Rim], Vol. 14, No 40, 2011, pp.13-42.
Chen, M 2012, "Zhongguo siying qiyejia yu zhengdang guojia de guanxi" [Relationship between Chinese private entrepreneurs and the Party-state] (in Chinese), Zhongguo Yanjiu [China Studies], No. 11-12, pp.152-65.
Chen, M 2011, "Mianyang: the legacy of state socialism and local construction", Provincial China, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 34-58.
Chen, M, Carrillo, B & Goodman, DS 2011, "Beyond asymmetry: cooperation, conflict and globalization in Mexico-China relations", The Pacific Review, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 423-442.
Chen, M 2010, "Zhongguo siying qiyejia yu zhengdang guojia de guanxi" [Relationship between Chinese private
entrepreneurs and the Party-state] (in Chinese) Zhongguo Yanjiu [China Studies], no.11-12, pp. 152-65.
Chen, M 2009, "The Spatial mobility of Hainan Province women entrepreneurs in the context of China’s economic fluctuation: the case of Qiongshan", Mexico y La Cuenca del Pacifico (Mexico and the Pacific Rim), vol. 12, no. 35, pp. 41–56.
Chen, M 2008, "The PRC government’s policies towards the private economy and private entrepreneurs: a historical review 1949-2007", Mexico y La Cuenca del Pacifico (Mexico and the Pacific Rim), vol. 11, no. 33, pp. 39-56.
Chen, M 2006, "The way to entrepreneurship: female entrepreneurs' education and work experience in Jiaocheng County, Shanxi Province, the People's Republic of China", PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies: Women in Asia Special Issue, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 1-17.
Chen, M & Goodman, DS 2012, "China's developmental experience: lessons for the Asia Pacific", in CM Dent & J Dosch (eds), The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
Chen, M 2010, "Women, enterprises and the state", in J Garrick (ed), Law, Wealth and Power in China: Commercial Law Reforms in Context, Routledge, London.
Chen, M 2008, "Women Entrepreneurs: Personal Wealth, Local Politics and Tradition", in DS Goodman (ed), The New Rich in China: Future Rulers, Present Lives, Routledge, London.
Selected Conference Papers
Chen, M 2006, "Who is the boss: the husband or the wife? An analysis of women entrepreneurs' roles in private enterprise, Jiaocheng County, People's Republic of China", in Adrian Vickers and Margaret Hanlon (eds), Asia Reconstructed: Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the ASAA, 2006, Wollongong, Australia, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia, Inc. & Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies (RSPAS), The Australian National University.
Chen, M 2012, "Merchants’ daughters: Women, Commerce, and regional Culture in South China", ed by HF Siu, The China Journal, no. 67, pp. 208-210.
Chen, M 2012, "China with a Cut: Globalisation, Urban Youth and Popular Music", by JD Kloet, Asian Studies Review, vol. 36, no. 1, pp.128-129.
Chen, M 2011, "Allies of the State: China’s Private Entrepreneurs and Democratic Change", by J Chen & BJ Dickson, Asian Studies Review, vol. 35, no. 4, pp.552-554.
Chen, M 2012, "China's uncertain future driving citizens overseas", ABC Radio Australia, 12 November 2012, available online at http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/connect-asia/chinas-uncertain-future-driving-citizens-overseas/1044808
Chen, M 2012, "Assaults, an orgy-China's Communist Party battles image problem", Reuters, 4 September 2012, available online at http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/04/us-china-party-image-idUSBRE8830FA20120904.
Chen, M 2011, "Xini xuezhe de xinshu: zhongguo de huniu" [Sydney academic's new book: Tiger Girls in China], Australian New Express Daily, 28 November 2011, available oline at http://www.xkb.com.au/html/study/uniedu/2011/1201/71715.html.
Chen, M 2011, "Stories of Overseas Chinese in Australia", SBS Mandarin Radio, 12 October 2011, available online at http://www.sbs.com.au/chinese/audio/188471/OZChinesMystory-Chen-Minglu.
Chen, M 2011, "Growing Recognition", Newsline, ABC National, Newsline, 1 September 2011.
Chen, M 2011, "面对面专访陈明璐博士：探讨 '虎妞", Face to Face, SBS, 24 August 2011.
Chen, M 2011, "Changing China", Late Night Live, ABC National, 24 August 2011.
Chen, M 2010, "Women Entrepreneurs", Today, China Radio International, 29 October 2010.
Chen, M 2012, "Too early to predict China's new direction", The DRUM Opinion, 14 November 2012, available online at http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/4369020.html
Chen, M 2011, "The 'tiger girls' doing business in China", The Conversation, 24 October 2011, available online at http://theconversation.edu.au/the-tiger-girls-doing-business-in-china-1902.