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Wenfu Zhang

Wenfu

Contact details

Email: Wenfu dot Zhang at warwick dot ac dot uk

Current PhD student


Background

I was born in an autonomous region of a Zhuang minority in China and lived in Beijing as an ethnic minority for ten years until I migrated to England as an ethnic minority again about eight years ago. I received my secondary and higher education in China and England, respectively. My education background combines human capital management, finance and cross-cultural studies.


Supervisors

Dr Xiaodong Lin and Professor Mandy Sadan


Research overview

I am a first-year PhD student in the GSD Department at the University of Warwick. Dr Xiaodong Lin and Dr Mandy Sadan supervise my research. My provisional thesis is titled: 'Life experience of Chinese millennials migrants in UK' and explores the Young Chinese's interpretation of identity and sense of belonging. Based on my own life and in-depth experience within the small communities, my research aims to deconstruct and understand the myth about this most emerging transnational migrant group in the UK in the context of the ongoing pandemic and sino-west conflict.


Research interests

  • Chineseness
  • Sense of Belonging
  • Identity
  • Young Migration
  • Ethnic Entrepreneurship
  • SMEs funded by Migrants

Projects

'Life experience of Chinese millennial migrants in UK'


Teaching

2021-2022: GTA, GD106 Social Principles of Global Sustainable Development

2021-2022: Online and offline seminar tutor at the University of Warwick