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Irene Masdeu Torruella

With a degree in Art History from the University of Girona and another in Social Anthropology from the University of Barcelona, where she also wrote her doctoral thesis on mobility, return, and transnational links in the context of Chinese migration, she subsequently worked as a researcher at the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and has participated in numerous research projects on Chinese migration with ethnographic fieldwork in both China and Catalonia. For example, she is a member of the “China–Europe Research Platform on Chinese Migration to and beyond Europe” (CERPE) and of the Interasia research group at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). She presently teaches in the Department of Translation, Interpretation, and East Asian Studies at the UAB, where she is taking part in the project “The Chinese Community and Hate Speech during the COVID-19 Pandemic” (2022) at the UAB’s Institute of Communication (InCom-UAB). Notable among her recent publications is the article “Migrants’ Descendants and New Mobilities between China and Spain” (International Migration, 2019).

Update: 12 February 2018


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China of the Present, the World of the Future

Javier Borràs, Irene Masdeu Torruella, Xavier Ortells and Maialen Marín