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!
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.
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.
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.
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,
Lexicography Association, the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia and the Australian Linguistic Society.
- MA in Applied Linguistics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (in progress)
Course, University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Radio Current Affairs Course, Australian Radio, Film and Television
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