Xiaorong ZHANG Specially Appointed Lecturer

Fields History of Japanese and Chinese Relations, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

I specialize in interdisciplinary research on modern and contemporary history in the fields of Japanese history, Chinese history, and Mongolian history. My focus is on the “Manchukuo” region, where various ethnic groups such as Japanese, Chinese, Mongolian, Russian, and Korean coexisted. Through elucidating the governing ideology, educational policies, and ethnic policies of the “Manchukuo” under the Japanese Empire, I aim to establish a new paradigm for colonial studies. I am currently studying Chinese, Mongolian, Japanese, English, Russian, and Manchu languages as I am interested in language learning. Leveraging my experience in multilingual acquisition, I am also involved in teaching and researching introductory Chinese language education at university level while continuing my research on modern and contemporary history.