Xia Lin is a final year PhD candidate. Her project focuses on Chinese identity in Britain. Xia has written and researched on Chinese migration and Chinatown. She was also involved in support services and research in China focusing on internal migrants, children and women. These include projects funded by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
'Dance' of Chineseness
B.A. in Law (Social Work) (1st class), China Women's University, Beijing, 2000-2004. Thesis: 'Social networks of women from single parent family'.
M.A. in Social Policy and Social Research (2:1), Middlesex University, London, 2005-2007. Thesis: 'Chinese duckweed on a British river: a study on Chinese students' experiences in London'.
Identity, Chinese diaspora, migration, social networks, mixed partnering
'Cityscapes of diaspora: images and realities of London's Chinatown' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Role: Research Assistant. 2006-2008.
'The changing Chinese community in London: new migration, new needs' funded by The Big Lottery. Role: Research Assistant. 2006-2008.
China: home and away. LSE Review of Books, Podcast 6. The London School of Economics and Political Science (2012) [with Sales].
London's Chinatown: diaspora, identity and belonging. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 7(2) (2011) [with Sales, Hatziprokopiou, Christiansen, D'Angelo, Liang and Montagna].
London's Chinatown and the changing shape of Chinese diaspora, in Mayer and Küennemann (eds) Chinatowns in a transnational world: myths and realities of an urban phenomenon. USA: Routledge. (2011) [with Sales, Hatziprokopiou and D'Angelo].
The changing Chinese community in London: new migration, new needs, Social Policy Research Centre Working Paper, Middlesex University. (2009) [with Lam, Sales, D'Angelo and Montagna].
London's Chinatown: integration, identity and diaspora. Paper presented at AHRC and CRONEM Conference: Diasporas, Migration and Identities, University of Surrey. (2009) [with Sales and D'Angelo].
Rethinking diaspora: London's Chinatown and London's Chinese population, Social Policy Research Centre Working Paper, Middlesex University. (2009) [with Sales, Hatziprokopiou, D'angelo, Liang and Montagna].
Social networks of the elderly (in Chinese). Social Work Department Research Collection. Beijing: China Women's University. (2003).
Social Policy (Postgraduate) Barbara Waine Prize for Best Dissertation, Middlesex University. Thesis: 'Chinese duckweed on a British river: a study on Chinese students' experiences in London'. 2007.
Challenge Cup Academic Competition, Beijing Education Committee, China. Thesis: 'Social networks of the elderly'. 2003.
'Say Yes For Children' Global Campaign, United Nations Children's Fund. 2002.