Dr Minglu Chen

Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 0971

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Biographical details

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).

Research interests

  • Institutions of China's local politics
  • Private entrepreneurship in China
  • Governance in China
  • Class and social stratum in China
  • China-Latin America relations.
Research Fields
  • Politics
  • Comparative Politics

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses

Current 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.

Selected grants

2013

  • Women and Work Research Network; Baird M, Chen M, Cooper R, Cutcher L, Foley M, Ford M, Hardy C, Hill E, McGrath-Champ S, Piper N, Probyn E, Riley J, Seymour R, Smith B, Vromen A, Williamson S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • The Chinese Peoples' Political Consultative Conference as an Agency of Governance; Chen M; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • China's Private Entrepreneurs: Property, Rights, and Public Policy; Goodman D, Chen M; Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia/Australia-China Joint-action Program Award.

2012

  • Female Entrepreneurs, Business Performance, and the Party-state in China; Chen M, Goldsmith B; China Studies Centre/Major Grant.
  • The Geography of Power in China: Urban Expansion and Administrative Empire; Cartier C, Chen M, Lin G, Liu J; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2009

  • The New Rich and the State in China: the social basis of local power; Goodman D, Chen M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Chen, M. (2011). Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprises in the People's Republic of China. Abbingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Edited Books

  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2013). Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Book Chapters

  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2013). Introduction: middle class China - discourse, structure and practice. In Minglu Chen, David S C Goodman (Eds.), Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour, (pp. 1-11). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2012). China's developmental experience: lessons for the Asia Pacific. In Christopher M. Dent, Jorn Dosch (Eds.), The Asia Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System, (pp. 185-200). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chen, M. (2010). Women, enterprises and the state. In John Garrick (Eds.), Law, Wealth and Power in China: Commercial law reforms in context, (pp. 218-231). New York, United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Chen, M. (2008). Entrepreneurial women: personal wealth, local politics and tradition. In David Goodman (Eds.), The New Rich in China: Future rulers, present lives, (pp. 112-125). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Chen, M. (2012). Being Elite, 1931-2011: three generations of social change. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(77), 741-756.
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2012). The China model: one country, six authors. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(73), 169-185.
  • Carrillo Garcia, B., Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2011). Beyond asymmetry: cooperation, conflict and globalization in Mexico-China relations. Pacific Review, 24(4), 421-438. [More Information]
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2011). El modelo chino: un pais, seis autores [The China model: one country, six authors]. Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacifico, 14(40), 13-42.
  • Chen, M. (2011). Zhongguo siying qiyejia yu zhengdang guojia de guanxi [Relationship between Chinese private entrepreneurs and the Party-state]. Zhongguo Yanjiu, , 152-165.
  • 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, 12(35), 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, 11(33), 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, 3(2), 1-17.

Conferences

  • 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. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2006, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

2013

  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2013). Introduction: middle class China - discourse, structure and practice. In Minglu Chen, David S C Goodman (Eds.), Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour, (pp. 1-11). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2013). Middle Class China: Identity and Behaviour. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.

2012

  • Chen, M. (2012). Being Elite, 1931-2011: three generations of social change. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(77), 741-756.
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2012). China's developmental experience: lessons for the Asia Pacific. In Christopher M. Dent, Jorn Dosch (Eds.), The Asia Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System, (pp. 185-200). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2012). The China model: one country, six authors. Journal of Contemporary China, 21(73), 169-185.

2011

  • Carrillo Garcia, B., Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2011). Beyond asymmetry: cooperation, conflict and globalization in Mexico-China relations. Pacific Review, 24(4), 421-438. [More Information]
  • Chen, M., Goodman, D. (2011). El modelo chino: un pais, seis autores [The China model: one country, six authors]. Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacifico, 14(40), 13-42.
  • Chen, M. (2011). Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprises in the People's Republic of China. Abbingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Chen, M. (2011). Zhongguo siying qiyejia yu zhengdang guojia de guanxi [Relationship between Chinese private entrepreneurs and the Party-state]. Zhongguo Yanjiu, , 152-165.

2010

  • Chen, M. (2010). Women, enterprises and the state. In John Garrick (Eds.), Law, Wealth and Power in China: Commercial law reforms in context, (pp. 218-231). New York, United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2009

  • 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, 12(35), 41-56.

2008

  • Chen, M. (2008). Entrepreneurial women: personal wealth, local politics and tradition. In David Goodman (Eds.), The New Rich in China: Future rulers, present lives, (pp. 112-125). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • 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, 11(33), 39-56.

2006

  • 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, 3(2), 1-17.
  • 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. 16th Biennial Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) 2006, Canberra: Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA).

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