SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Taiwan Studies Staff

Robert F Ash
Founder of the Centre of Taiwan Studies
Bob Ash
China’s economic development in the 20th and 21st centuries (especially agricultural and rural change, demographic and employment issues, consumption and living standards); evolution of ‘Greater China’; economic development of Taiwan and cross-Strait economic relations
  • Tel: 020 7898 4525
  • Email: ra2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 267
  • Office Hours: By appointment
Dafydd Fell
Director of the Centre of Taiwan Studies
Dafydd Fell
Contemporary Taiwanese Politics: Elections, Parties, Democratization
  • Tel: 020 7898 4206
  • Email: df2@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 211
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4

Bi-Yu Chang
Deputy Director (Center of Taiwan Studies)
Bi-Yu Chang
Cultural politics; identity politics; spatial construction and cartographic representation; nationalism in Taiwan.
  • Tel: 020 7898 4508
  • Email: bc18@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 267
  • Office Hours: Wednesday 1:30 -2:30 (or by appointment)
How Wee Ng
Senior Teaching Fellow
How Wee Ng

My principal research interests lie in unravelling the presuppositions of cultural discourse. For example, how do different individuals variously imagine and construct the effects of media on society?

  • Email: hn15@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 367
  • Office Hours: Monday 12-1pm, Wednesday 4-5pm

Bernhard Fuehrer
Member
Bernhard Fuehrer
Classical Chinese philology, rhetoric, philosophy and literature; the history of Sinology in Europe; reception of the canon with specific reference to the Analects
  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7898 4218
  • Email: bf3@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 398
  • Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1pm
Ernest Caldwell
Ernest Caldwell

Laws of China and Taiwan; Comparative Constitutional Law; Human Rights in Asia; Law and Visual Culture; Legal History

  • Tel: +44 (0)207 898 4645
  • Email: ec24@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: S327
  • Office Hours: Tuesday 13:00-15:00

Research Associates

Hardina Ohlendorf
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

Sociology of knowledge, area studies, construction of academic fields, nation building and identity politics



Ian Inkster
Professorial Research Associate
Ian Inkster

An annual visitor to Taiwan since 1994, and a full professor at one of its universities, I am fully engaged with research on key aspects of Taiwanese history, especially in the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular focus on the indigenous east and its economic and cultural relations with western Taiwan, its historical relations with China, Japan and the West, and interactions between cultural, social and economic changes.

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
Research Associate
Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

 A specialist in Chinese-language cinema (in particular Taiwan cinema) and the media and democratization in Taiwan




Visiting Academics