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latest publications

Chinese Trans Women in Japan and Their Embodied Search for Gender Identity in the Online–Offline Continuum Transfers 12.3 (2023). open access.

Being Global and Chinese on WeChat: Does using WeChat qualify someone to be “Chinese”? Anthropology News.  
open access.

research interests

my research research concerns digital media, minorities (especially trans women) and identities, and I'm interested with intersections of queer, mobility, national and transnational identities in the context of globalisation and digitalisation.

Trans(gender) Migration  Queer and Mobility 
Gender and Sexuality 

 Nationalism   Digital Media

在日・在ヨーロッパ中国人  クィア・ディアスポラ・メディア  


latest journal article


Chinese Trans Women in Japan and Their Embodied Search for Gender Identity in the Online–Offline Continuum
in Transfers, 12(3), pp. 28-46.


This article addresses the intersectionality of digital connectivity, international mobility, gender, and ethnicity among Chinese trans women in Japan. Drawing on interviews with seven interlocutors residing in five prefectures in Japan, it illustrates a rather complex picture regarding how gender identities are interpreted and performed in various ways. Specifically, this article argues that their gender identities reflect their individualistic quests for a sense of wholeness and ontological security when dealing with the tension and fusion between online and offline realities. In this way, their gender identities are spatially realized and ultimately linked with and shaped by the movement of the queer body across different online and offline locations.


keywords: Trans migration, queer diaspora, digitality, connectivity.

I aim to ensure all my works are openly accessible. If you have difficulties accessing any of my publications, kindly click the "Request Full Article" button and I'm happy to share my work. 


research projects

book chapter

book chapter

  • Digital (Dis)Connectivity and Transnational (Im)Mobility: Stories of Chinese Transgender Women in Japan

A book project from the 'When Virtual and Physical Spaces Meet' Conference led by Beatrice Zani and Isabelle Cheng'



  • Trans Chinese (in) Diaspora: Bodies, Rights, Identities, and Belongings

ongoing research project

ongoing research project

  • 差別を自己正当化するメカニズム:在日トランスジェンダー中国人事例を中心に

日本学術振興会 科研費 若手研究

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