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Centre of Taiwan Studies

Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

PhD (on the topic “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) from the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds

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Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
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Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
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Website:
http://blog.chinatimes.com/mingyeh

Biography

I received my PhD (on the topic “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) from the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds in 1998. Since then, I worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham (1999–2005) and became Head of Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC, 2005–2007). Before I joined SOAS as Research Associate, I researched and taught East Asian film industries at the ICS, University of Leeds (2007–2013).
I was born and grew up in Taiwan. I received my BA degree from National Taiwan University and worked as a research assistant, journalist and television screenwriter before I went to the UK to pursue postgraduate studies. My experiences of living in Taiwan, Hong Kong (2004), mainland China (2005–2007) and the UK have given me a unique intercultural perspective on the media, cinema, society and cultural representations of identities. I am fascinated by transdisciplinary collaborations and intend to develop projects that may exercise social impact.

Research

Principal Research Interest:

  • East Asian Cinema, especially Taiwan cinema and Chinese-language cinema
  • The media and democratization in Taiwan and China
  • Trans-disciplinary science communications and education in Taiwan and in the UK

Current Research Projects:

  • (eds with Gary Rawnsley), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media (manuscript to be submitted in 2014)
  • Writing a single-authored monograph, Culture and Democratization in Taiwan: Cinema, Theatre and Society (to be published by Routledge)
  • (eds with Jwu-ting Chen and Kung-pei Tang), Framing Transdisciplinarity: Bridging Sciences and Humanities (界定跨科際:科學˙社會˙人文), manuscript to be submitted to National Taiwan University Press in 2014
  • Working on a comparative study of Golden Harvest Film Festival in Taiwan as part of the Chinese Film Festival Studies Research Network funded by the AHRC (http://chinesefilmfeststudies.org/)