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I obtained my doctoral degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of University of London. I taught at School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) of University of Sheffield between February and June 2012. I am currently the Secretary-General of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). I am a Research Associate of the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS. I am also on the Advisory Board of the European Reserch Centre for Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT) at the University of Tubingen, Germany. My research has been supported by funding given by the Chiang Ching-kou Foundation, China and Inner Asia Council, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) and Taiwan Fellowship. I was a Visiting Fellow to the Institute of Taiwan History of Academia Sinica and the National Taiwan Normal University for my research on Chiang Kai-shek's war plan to retake China and the political participation of marriage immigrant women in Taiwan. 

Research Interests

My doctoral research is entitled ‘the Becoming of Immigrants from Outsiders to In-Betweens: the National Identity of Immigrant Women in Taiwan’. Taking gender as an approach, my research focuses on migration in East Asia and and the Cold War in East Asia. My current projects include female immigrant activists' charisma, migration activists' use of social media for advocacy, health examination as part of migration infrastructure, and the use of women for psychological warfare.    

Research Clusters

  • Citizenship, 'Race' and Belonging
  • Transnational Politics and Society
  • Women’s and Gender Study

Discipline Areas

  • Migration Studies
  • Political Science
  • International Relations
  • Gender Studies
  • Taiwan Studies

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., The Becoming of Immigrants from Outsiders to In-Betweens: , SOAS University of London

15 Sept 20071 Aug 2012

Award Date: 1 Aug 2012

External positions

Secretary-General, European Association of Taiwan Studies

Apr 2018Apr 2020

Member of Advisory Board, University of Tübingen

Jun 2016 → …

Research Associate, SOAS University of London

15 Sept 2012 → …

Sessional Lecturer, University of Sheffield

1 Feb 201230 Jun 2012


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