Researcher biography

Shuang is an internationally recognised intercultural communication expert, specialing in the areas of ageing and immigration, acculturation, identity negotiation, and intercultural relations. More specifically, her research examines how older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds build a sense of home as they live and age in a foreign land; how family and community care can be best integrated to provide culturally appropriate care for older people; how older people interact with their physical, social, and cultural environment to develop attachment to home and place; and the consequences of these interactions for well-being. Shuang's work has been published in high-ranking international journals, and two sole authored books: Identity, hybirdity and cultural home (2015; Rowman & Littlefield) and Chinese migrants ageing in a foreign land (2019; Routledge). The textbook, Introducing intercultural communication: Global cultures and contexts, which she co-authored with two colleagues is in its 3rd edition, and adopted in 26 countries across 4 continents, with holdings in libraries of prestigeous institutions including Stanford University, Yale University, University of Oxford, University of Cape Town, and University of Zurich. Shuang is a fellow of the International Academy of Intercultural Research.

Shuang welcomes inquires from prospective Honours or Higher Degreee by Research students who are interested in working with her on their theses in any of the related research areas.