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Ms Martina Bristot

PhD Student



Martina Bristot received her BA and MA in Chinese studies at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy), respectively in 2008 and 2011.

Martina lived two years in Mainland China, 2008-2010, financially supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council. In 2010, thanks to the logistic support of the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention, she carried out a survey on internal migration and prostitution in Henan Province. In 2012, she received a scholarship to study at the Center for the Study of Sexualities in Jhongli (Taiwan).

In 2014, she started her PhD at the University of Hong Kong. Her current research project focuses on the linkages between transnational migration and sex work of Chinese women, with particular reference to Europe.


MA Chinese Studies
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

BA Chinese Studies
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)

Research interests

Sex work
Chinese society

Current research

The culture of emigration in China
Sex work and migration of Chinese women