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Centre of Taiwan Studies

Mr Niki Alsford

BSc (hons), MA (NCCU)

Overview

Niki Alsford
Department of History

Senior Teaching Fellow

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Research Fellow

Name:
Mr 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

Courses Taught

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

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 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 (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 (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 .

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