Before undertaking postgraduate study in the UK, Jun was a BA student in the Sun Yat-Sen University in Canton, China, studying the French Revolution. She is currently working towards an MA at UCL, working under the supervision of Doctor Avi Lifschitz. She also collaborates closely on the project with Doctor Charles Walton, who was a guiding influence on the topic of her dissertation. As a result, she has decided to further her postgraduate study as an MRes student at Warwick under the guidance of Doctor Walton.
Jun’s dissertation focuses mainly on the relationship between the deputies of the National Assembly and blackmailers during the early stage of the French Revolution, roughly from 1789 to 1790. She explores how anonymous threatening letters may have influenced the deputies and the Revolution itself. Jun spent a month this summer exploring archives in the Archives nationales in Paris, before returning to China to finish her dissertation.