Dr. Soo Lu of the Department of History has been appointed a visiting affiliate at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore.
She is working on the Overseas Chinese and U.S. Cold War Policy. Her focus is on the Chinese in Southeast Asia. The research project looks at how immigrant societies, decolonization, and Cold War geopolitics become entangled in the 1950s.
In Beijing, she has been working in the Chinese Foreign Ministry Archives. In Taipei, she is working in the archives at the Academia Sinica and the Academia Historica.
She is currently on sabbatical, and will return in Fall 2010.