Chinese University of Hong Kong
Melissa is doing her research on the concepts of temporary migrations and home in the Chinese Diaspora. She looks at how home (often viewed as a stable unchanging fixed point) is altered due to temporary migrations and short sojourns. Most diaspora research is focused on thoughts and impressions of the new country. Her particular research is on how diasporans think of their home country, and how their original native citizenship and homeland are re-evaluated once they leave.
Primary SFU faculty contact: Paul Crowe, Associate Professor, Department of Humanities