Fellows & Grantees

Angelina Chin

Abe Fellowship 2018
Project Title
Assistive Technologies for the Elderly and the Disabled in Japan and China
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award)
Associate Professor, History, Pomona College


 Angelina Chin is Associate Professor of History at Pomona College. She received her Ph.D. in History (Feminist Studies) from UC Santa Cruz in 2006. Her research interests revolve around transformations of urban identity and citizenship, as well as transregional connections in China and Japan. Her 2012 book Bound to Emancipate: Working Women and Urban Citizenship in Early Twentieth-Century China and Hong Kong (Rowman & Littlefield), explores the concept of “women’s emancipation” in South China as well as new concerns about identity, consumption, governance and mobility. Her second book project is about displaced people who were in limbo in Hong Kong and Taiwan in the 1950s and 1970s. Currently, she is working on a project on the development of assistive technologies for disabled and elderly people in China and Japan.