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Yige Xu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Yige Xu

Class Year: 2022

Scholarship: Asian Exchange

University: The Australian National University

Connect: LinkedIn Profile

State: ACT

Focus Area

Australia-Asia ties

Biography

As I was born in China and raised in Australia, I'm fortunate enough to possess a deep understanding of both cultures. Having experienced the difficulties and joys of negotiating hybrid identity, I've come to take immense pride in my background, in a constant process of learning and reconnecting with Chinese language, culture and history. I'm lucky to be pursuing a wide range of interests within my university studies, from International Relations to Art History. I'm especially interested in diaspora politics, youth social activism within Asia and the Pacific, and the intersection of gender and security. I aim to utilise my bicultural understanding to inform future research, bringing nuance to the largely-Eurocentric discourse on China–Australia relations.

 

Outside of work and study, you'll either find me reading, writing or drawing. I also love the beach and a good coffee.

Skills & Expertise

  • Intersectional advocacy
  • Diasporic identity
  • Asia–Pacific affairs
  • Chinese language (Mandarin) and culture
  • Visual arts

"I look forward to learning about Southeast Asian politics, history and socio-cultural identity in order to better understand and engage with the region."


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