Yating Chen

Universiti Malaya

Fellowship received: 2021
Academic supervisor: Dr Charity Lee Chin Ai & Dr Ang Pei Soo 
Current affiliation: University of Malaya

Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:

03/2020 - Present University of Malaya (PhD Candidate):
• Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund Receiver
• University of Singapore Asian Graduate Student Fellowship 2022 Receiver
• The 17th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) Paper Presenter
• Malaysian Association of Applied Linguistics Asia Pacific Conference 2022 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ) Paper Presenter
• The First Student E-conference of Asian Studies Online Consortium (ASOC) (Kyushu, Japan) Paper Presenter
• Member of DiscourseNet

09/2012 - 06/2015 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Master of Arts):
• National Scholarship Receiver of Ministry of Education, China
• The First-Class Academic Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduates for 3 successive years
• Published in CSSCI journals and undertook the 2012 Chengdu Social Sciences Planning Project
• Director of Academic Department, Graduate Student Union of School of Foreign Languages

09/2008 - 06/2012 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (Bachelor of Arts):
• The University-level Excellent Graduate
• Recommended Student to the Graduate School for Postgraduate study
• The Sumitomo Corporation Scholarship Receiver

03/2020 - Present Light and Salt Personal English Studio:
• Founder, Editor-in-chief & English teacher
06/2018 - 02/2020 Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Xiamen University
• Program Officer of the University Consortium of the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (UCMSR) Secretariat
01/2016 - 10/2017 Student Recruitment Office, Xiamen University Malaysia Campus
• Executive of Central Area Student Recruitment

Yating Chen is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya. Currently, she is in the third year of her PhD (2022) and undertaking research on self and identity construction in the narratives of depression in an online community in China. She has a broad research interest in identity studies, media and cultural studies, narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, multimodal analysis, etc. So far, she has some publications on English writing and teaching, intercultural communication, online publicity strategies, etc.

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