Frances Guo

Frances Guo is a Peking University graduate and journalist who migrated to Australia in 1990.

She has since studied journalism at RMIT, worked for Australian universities, the Australian Embassy in Beijing and News Corporation in China.

Frances now researches Chinese media at the University of Technology, Sydney and visits China regularly.


A reluctant heroine

GR OnlineDEEP IN THE lush green, the sun has just set behind the soaring mountains. The town of The Third Wild Fortress in Hubei province stretches like a long belt near the top of the mountain. For those who want...

Dad’s funeral

Memoir'CAN I MAKE it?' a scary thought crosses my mind as the plane climbs away from Sydney into the night's sky. 'Your dad is not very well,' Mum's voice echoes in my head. She has never said that before...

The story behind sister’s new villa

MemoirSTANDING IN MY in red coat, next to my luggage on the shining granite floor, I wait anxiously. Facing Gate 10, my eyes survey the cavernous space around me – the dramatic high ceilings, the bright futurist décor and...

Half Chinese, half Australian

MemoirIN 1990, WHILE dark clouds still hung over Tiananmen, I packed up my life in Beijing and landed in Melbourne with my northern Chinese face and Chinese brain. Twenty years later my face is still Chinese but my Chinese...

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