Dr Minglu Chen is a lecturer in the China Studies Centre and the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She received her Ph.D. In International Studies from the University of Technology, Sydney in 2007. Dr Minglu Chen was a lecturer in Chinese Studies in the Department of International Studies University of Guadalajara, Mexico in 2008-2009 and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney in 2009-2012. She is the author of Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People’s Republic of China (Routledge, 2011). Dr Minglu Chen currently works on two ARC (Australian Research Council) discovery projects ‘The new rich and the state in China: the social basis of power’ (with David S G Goodman and Beatriz Carrillo Garcia) and 'The geography of power in China: urban expansion and administrative empire' (with Carolyn Cartier).