Dr Chunfen Shao

PhD (Tokyo Metropolitan University); MS (Tokyo Metropolitan University); BA (Hokkaido University).
Lecturer

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4570

Biographical details

Dr ChunFen Shao is a sociologist, with research interests in globalization, urbanization, international migration, migration and development, multiculturalism and transnationalism. After studying political economy at the Nanjing University, China, Dr Shao was awarded Chinese National Scholarship to study abroad. She spent eleven years in Japan to study sociology, and took BA from Hokkaido University, MS and PhD from Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. She started to teach at the University of Sydney in 1993 and has taught a wide range of courses in Japanese society, business, culture, and Japanese language at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has held a Fellowship at the Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan (1998) and was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Tokyo, Japan (2001-2002). She was an APRU fellow at UCLA, U.S.A. and the Peking University, China (2001).

Research interests

  • International migration
  • Globalization, social mobility, multiculturalism and transnationalism
  • Chinese Diasporas
  • Asian migrants in Australia and Japan
  • Sino-Japanese international relations
  • Comparative study of Asian societies
  • Family, gender, aging, education, class, equality, diversity, ethnicity, identity, community

Teaching and supervision

  • International migration and globalization
  • Migrants in Australia, Japan and China
  • International students
  • Chinese in overseas
  • Japanese economy, society and culture
  • Chinese economy, society and culture
  • Sino-Japanese international relations
  • Japanese language

Current projects

  • Comparative Studies on New Migrants in America, Australia, Japan and the UK
  • Making Migrant Spaces in Sydney
  • Is Japan an Immigrant Country? A Comparative Study of Immigrants’ Citizenship and Belonging in Japan and Australia

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Shao, C. (2013). Chinese Migration to Japan, 1979-2010: Patterns and Policies. In Jijiao Zhang & Howard Duncan (Eds.), Migration in China and Asia: Experience and Policy. Netherlands: Springer.
  • Shao, C. (2011). From International Students to Immigrants: A Japanese Case. In Zepeng Liu (Eds.), Interaction and Innovation: Multidimensional Perspectives in Chinese Overseas Studies, (pp. 386-408). China: Guangxi Normal University Press.
  • Shao, C. (2009). Chugokujin Ryugakusei to Shakai Hatten (Chinese International Students and Social Development). In Yorozu Miho, Murakami Fuminobu (Eds.), Guroubaru-ka shakai no nihongo kyoiku to Nihon bunka [Japanese Language Education and Japanese Culture in the Globalization Society], (pp. 72-94). Tokyo, Japan: Hitsuji Shobo.
  • Shao, C., Ishii, K. (2003). Japanese Education in Multicultural Australia. Japanese Education and Japanese Studies in the Asian-Pacific: Current Trends and Future Directions. Hong Kong: Himawari.

Journals

  • Shao, C. (2009). The Think-tank of Social Development and Bridge of China-Japan Exchange: The Association of Chinese Professors in Japan. Journal of Ethnic Chinese, 1(June 2009), 20-24.
  • Shao, C. (2007). Residential Choices Made by Chinese Government Funded Undergraduate Students Studied in Japan. Nihon Gakkan (Journal of Japanese Studies), 11, 21-30.
  • Shao, C. (2003). Book reviews - JOSHUA HOTAKA ROTH. Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 27(4), 512-513.
  • Shao, C. (2002). Book review - Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 34.
  • Shao, C. (2002). The Chinese Community in Japan. Journal of China-Japan Sociological Study.

Conferences

  • Shao, C. (2010). Globalization and social mobility: Chinese student immigrants in Japan. 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Online: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).
  • Shao, C. (2008). International students and Chinese society in Japan. 7th International Symposium on "Transformation and Challenges of Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education in the Asia Pacific Region", Hong Kong: Society of Japanese Language Education.
  • Shao, C. (2008). Japanese policies and international students in Japan. The 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Australia: Monash Asia Institute.
  • Shao, C. (2002). The New Trends of Chinese Overseas Students in Japan. The 5th Japanese Education and Japanese Studies International Symposium, Hong Kong: Himawari Publishing Company.

2013

  • Shao, C. (2013). Chinese Migration to Japan, 1979-2010: Patterns and Policies. In Jijiao Zhang & Howard Duncan (Eds.), Migration in China and Asia: Experience and Policy. Netherlands: Springer.

2011

  • Shao, C. (2011). From International Students to Immigrants: A Japanese Case. In Zepeng Liu (Eds.), Interaction and Innovation: Multidimensional Perspectives in Chinese Overseas Studies, (pp. 386-408). China: Guangxi Normal University Press.

2010

  • Shao, C. (2010). Globalization and social mobility: Chinese student immigrants in Japan. 18th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Online: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

2009

  • Shao, C. (2009). Chugokujin Ryugakusei to Shakai Hatten (Chinese International Students and Social Development). In Yorozu Miho, Murakami Fuminobu (Eds.), Guroubaru-ka shakai no nihongo kyoiku to Nihon bunka [Japanese Language Education and Japanese Culture in the Globalization Society], (pp. 72-94). Tokyo, Japan: Hitsuji Shobo.
  • Shao, C. (2009). The Think-tank of Social Development and Bridge of China-Japan Exchange: The Association of Chinese Professors in Japan. Journal of Ethnic Chinese, 1(June 2009), 20-24.

2008

  • Shao, C. (2008). International students and Chinese society in Japan. 7th International Symposium on "Transformation and Challenges of Japanese Studies and Japanese Language Education in the Asia Pacific Region", Hong Kong: Society of Japanese Language Education.
  • Shao, C. (2008). Japanese policies and international students in Japan. The 17th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA), Australia: Monash Asia Institute.

2007

  • Shao, C. (2007). Residential Choices Made by Chinese Government Funded Undergraduate Students Studied in Japan. Nihon Gakkan (Journal of Japanese Studies), 11, 21-30.

2003

  • Shao, C. (2003). Book reviews - JOSHUA HOTAKA ROTH. Brokered Homeland: Japanese Brazilian Migrants in Japan. Asian Studies Review, 27(4), 512-513.
  • Shao, C., Ishii, K. (2003). Japanese Education in Multicultural Australia. Japanese Education and Japanese Studies in the Asian-Pacific: Current Trends and Future Directions. Hong Kong: Himawari.

2002

  • Shao, C. (2002). Book review - Science, Technology and Society in Contemporary Japan. Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia, 34.
  • Shao, C. (2002). The Chinese Community in Japan. Journal of China-Japan Sociological Study.
  • Shao, C. (2002). The New Trends of Chinese Overseas Students in Japan. The 5th Japanese Education and Japanese Studies International Symposium, Hong Kong: Himawari Publishing Company.

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