Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
PhD (on the topic “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) from the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds
BiographyI 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.
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/)