Asian Emphasis, aka Jennifer Eagleton has sung Chinese opera, been interviewed by Shanghai television, sucked green coconuts beneath swaying coconut trees and shaken hands with pacific island royalty. These experiences and more were acquired during her lengthy sojourns in Shanghai, Sydney, Hong Kong and Tonga. In addition to these interesting cultural tidbits, Jennifer has managed to obtain a well-rounded education and a few writing skills on the way!

  • As an Editorial Assistant of Renditions, a twice-yearly journal of Chinese fiction/poetry in English published at the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she copy-edited, proofread, translated, selected manuscripts, undertook research, and assisted overseas educators.

  • As Research Assistant to the Chairman of the Department of Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, she helped edit a bilingual Chinese-English dictionary, translated, wrote research proposals and other English language materials.

  • Extensive freelance work for well-known Asian-based and international publishing outfits such as Oxford University Press, M.E. Sharpe, Asia 2000, the South China Morning Post and Hong Kong Imail. Jenny has also done work for non-profit organisations such as the Asian Human Rights Commission, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Oxfam, and World Vision.

  • As Vice President of Hong Kong Women in Publishing Society [1998-2001] planned workshops, newsletters and helped run the organization. She has served as an advisor on various literary magazines and festivals in Hong Kong and also is a member of the Association for Asian Studies (USA), the Royal Asiatic Society of Hong Kong, the Australian Lexicography Association, the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia and the Australian Linguistic Society.


  • MA in Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (in progress)

  • Lexicography Course, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

  • Radio Current Affairs Course, Australian Radio, Film and Television School

  • MA in Asian Studies, University of New South Wales, Australia

  • Certificate in Chinese, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

  • BA in Asian Studies, University of Sydney, Australia


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