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Lingling Mao

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
History, Languages and International Studies


Senior Lecturer in Chinese Studies

Subject Leader for Mandarin Chinese


  • British Academy Overseas Conference Grant of £900 for Jiu: Commemoration and Celebration in the Chinese-speaking world, Sydney Australia, 9 to 11 July 2009. delivered paper Revisiting the Culture Revolution Generation.
  • China internal development between 1949 and 1969, a research project from May 2007 to September 2007, sponsored by the European Schools.
  • Collaborative Models Project (CMP) with the Open University from March 2007 to July 2007, sponsored by HEFCE.
  • East Midland project Language and Culture for Business from March 2006 to July 2006, and from September 2006 to December 2006, sponsored by European Social Fund.

Research areas

  • The Cultural Revolution generation
  • Gender and politics
  • China's internal development from 1949 to 1976
  • Contemporary Chinese media studies.

External activity

  • External examiner, BA in Joint Honors Chinese, University of Hertfordshire, from 1 October 2011 to 30th September 2015.
  • Has been a member of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society since September 2005.
  • Have been a member of International Society for Chinese Language Teaching since September 2008.
  • Attended 2010 Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters Professional Training on Chinese Language Teaching & Teaching Materials from 20th to 23rd November 2010 in Shanghai, sponsored by Hanban.
  • Attended the First UK Professional Training on Chinese Language Teaching & Teaching Materials from 23 - 25 April 2010 in London, sponsored by Hanban.
  • Appointed by the Asset Languages as a Language Specialist for Chinese (Mandarin) for the period from 1 October 2006 to 30 September 2010.
  • Invited by the European Schools - History stage as an expert with the presentation on 'China internal development 1949-1969' in 27th September 2007 in Mol, Belgium.
  • Attended the training program for teachers of Chinese as a foreign language in East China Normal University in August 2007.This training program was certified by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban).

Press expertise

  • Chinese women
  • Women’s Studies
  • 1960s generation in China
  • Chinese generations
  • Chinese media in 1980s and 1990s
  • TV drama/series in China