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Chan, Jennifer Anlin 1967-

Chan, Jennifer Anlin 1967-

PERSONAL:

Born January 26, 1967, in Hong Kong (now China); daughter of Chuen (an entrepreneur) and Chun (a homemaker) Chan; children: Claire Ka-ying, Paul Ming-yin. Education: École Hautes Études Commerciales, equivalent of M.B.A., 1990; Stanford University, M.A., 1997, Ph.D., 2001. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Dance, jazz, film, fiction, travel.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Office—Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia, 2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada.

CAREER:

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, assistant professor of educational studies, 2003—.

MEMBER:

Comparative International Education Society, Association for Asian Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Gail Kelly Award, Comparative International Education Society.

WRITINGS:

Gender and Human Rights Politics in Japan: Global Norms and Domestic Networks, Stanford University Press (Stanford, CA), 2004.

SIDELIGHTS:

Jennifer Anlin Chan told CA: "I first started writing when it was a requirement in graduate school. I am a non-native writer, so writing is never easy. It still requires tremendous effort. My writing is driven by my passion for and commitment to social justice. I think I write in order to bring the invisible to the surface. Since there are so many invisible issues and subjects, there is enough work for one's lifetime! I am inspired by writers such as the feminist Bell Hooks and the physician Paul Farmer, who are authentic, passionate, and committed to justice and a better life. For me, writing is life. To keep writing is to stay creative. However grueling and time-consuming (academic) writing can be at times, it is the best defense against depression and despair."

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