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Centre of Taiwan Studies

Dr Niki Alsford

BSc (hons), MA (NCCU), PhD (SOAS)

Overview

Niki Alsford
Department of History

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Research Fellow

Name:
Dr Niki Alsford
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4525
Address:
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
267
Office Hours:
Fridays 3-5pm or by email appointment
Thesis title:
Spirit of 1895: Two Communities, One Petition, and the Cession of Formosa to Japan
Year of Study:
Year of Entry:2011-2012
Internal Supervisors

Teaching

H101 Approaches to History

H120 Introduction to the History of East Asia

Research

The Social History of Taiwan and the Asia-Pacific Region

Maritime Taiwan History

British Maritime Trade in Asia

Maritime Economic Development of Taiwan

Spatial Development of Taiwan

The history of the Presbyterian Church in the Asia-Pacific region

The pre-history of Taiwan

The Historical Anthropology of Cultures in Taiwan

Publications

Authored Books

Alsford, Niki (2010) The Witnessed Account of British Resident John Dodd at Tamsui. Taipei: SMC Publishing Inc.

Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Alsford, Niki, ed. (2013) Chronicling Formosa: Setting the Foundations for the Presbyterian Mission, 1865-1876. Taipei: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines. (Forthcoming)

Book Chapters

Alsford, Niki (2012) 'The Tea of Taiwan: Contemporary Adaptation.' In: Blundell, David, (ed.), Taiwan Since Martial Law: Society, Culture, Economy, Politics. Taipei & Berkeley: NTU Press, and UC Berkeley Press, pp. 263-297.

Alsford, Niki 'The Forgotten ‘Little White House’: The British Customs Residence in Tamsui.' In: Hughes, Bronwyn, (ed.), The British Empire and Visual Culture. Melbourne: University of Melbourne Press. (Forthcoming)

Alsford, Niki 'Voices of the Grave: Digital Necrogeography of Treaty Port Cemeteries in Taiwan.' In: Streiter, Oliver and Arrigo, Linda Gail, (eds.), Documenting and Research Gravesites in Taiwan. Taipei: National Taipei Medical University. (Forthcoming)

Articles

Alsford, Niki and Talbot, Michael (2013) 'More than a Helping Hand: The practice and rhetoric of Chinese foreign and economic policy in Africa.' Strategic Vision , 2 (8). pp. 12-18.

Alsford, Niki (2009) 'Remembering Claude Levi Strauss.' Asia-Pacific Newsletter, 1 (3). pp. 16-18.

Conference or Workshop Items

Alsford, Niki (2013) A House by the River Tamsui: An account of the people who had resided there. In: Social History Society Annual Conference, 25-27 March 2013, University of Leeds. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2013) A Fanzailou by the River Tamsui: One house many occupants. In: Tenth Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 3-5 May 2013, University of Lyon. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2013) ‘Thou Therefore Endure Hardness’: The Presbyterian Church of England (PCE) collections at SOAS and the establishment of a maritime medical mission in southern Taiwan. In: Reassessing Archives for East Asian Maritime History Symposium, 11 June, 2013, The Institute for Taiwan History, Academia Sinica. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2013) Bake, Bid, and Faire: The Victorian Folk Funeral on the Formosan Treaty Ports. In: 海港城市文化座談會, haigang chengshi wenhua zuotanhui [Symposium of Ports Culture], 14 June 2013, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2013) The Presbyterian Church of England’s Archives at the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London. In: 台灣基督長老會150年史, jidu zhanglao ziaohui 150 nianshi [The 150 Year History of the Taiwan Presbyterian Church, Taiwan], 15 July, 2013, The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Taiwan, Taipei. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki and Fuehrer, Bernhard (2013) Carstairs Douglas (1830-1877) and his Chinese-English Dictionary of the Vernacular or Spoken Language of Amoy (1873). In: Sinologists as Translators in the 17-19th Centuries: Archives and Context, 19-22 June, 2013, SOAS, the University of London. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2012) A Room with a View: The structuration of the British treaty port community and the modernisation of Tamsui between 1860 and 1895. In: Ninth Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 18-21 June 2012, The University of Southern Denmark in Sonderborg. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2011) Voices of the Grave: Digital Necrogeography of Treaty Port Cemeteries in Taiwan. In: First Workshop on Documenting and Researching Gravesites in Taiwan, 1 March, 2011, Taipei Medical University. (Submitted)

Alsford, Niki (2010) The Forgotten Little White House: A Retrospective View of the British Customs House in Tamsui. In: North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA), 18-20 June, 2010, University of California, Berkeley. (Submitted)

Alsford, Niki (2010) India’s Role in Taiwan’s Economic Future. In: North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA), 18-20 June, 2010, University of California, Berkeley. (Submitted)

Alsford, Niki (2009) Constructing ‘Modern Tradition’ Within Contemporary Taiwanese Society. In: SEAA & TSAE Annual Conference, 2-5 July, 2009, Academia Sinica, Taipei. (Unpublished)

Alsford, Niki (2009) The Forgotten ‘Little White House’: A Preservation View of the British Customs House in Tamsui. In: British Empire and Visual Culture, 1850-1950, 1-2 October, 2009, The University of Melbourne, Australia. (Submitted)

Alsford, Niki (2009) Voices of the Grave: Digital Necrogeography of Treaty Port Cemeteries on the Qing Dynasty Coastal Trade, 1800-1900. In: PNC Annual Conference, 2-8 October, 2009, Academia Sinica, Taipei. (Submitted)

Alsford, Niki (2009) British History in Taiwan from the 17th Century to Present. In: British History in Taiwan, British Trade and Cultural Office, Taipei. (Unpublished)

Book Reviews

Alsford, Niki (2013) 'Review of Douglas Fix and John Shufelt(eds.), Charles Le Gendre: Notes of Travel in Formosa. Tainan: National Museum of Taiwan History, 2012.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 76 (1). pp. 170-172.

Theses

Alsford, Niki (2010) Victorians in Taiwan: the cause, course, and consequence of British diaspora on the Formosan treaty ports, 1858-1895. Masters dissertation. National Chengchi University.

Other

Alsford, Niki (2013) 'N Korea an Opportunity for Taiwan?' Taipei Times .

This list was generated on Thu Sep 3 00:35:28 2015 BST.