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Centre of 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: 201
  • Office Hours: Wednesdays 2- 4
  • On Sabbatical:Term 2, 2014/15

Niki Alsford
Research Fellow
Niki Alsford
  • Tel: 020 7898 4525
  • Email: na29@soas.ac.uk
  • Room: 267
  • Office Hours: Fridays 3-5pm or by email appointment
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 4525
  • 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: Mondays 11-12am/Wednesdays 2.30-3.30pm

Research Associates

Hardina Ohlendorf
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

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

Charles I-hsin Chen
Research Associate
Charles I-hsin Chen

Isabelle Cheng
Research Associate
Isabelle Cheng

Current position: Lecturer in East Asian Studies, School of Language and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth

Ming-chin Monique Chu
Research Associate
Monique Chu

Michael Hoare
Research Associate
Michael Hoare

History of UK-Taiwan relations

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

Stuart Thompson
Research Associate
Stuart Thompson

Visiting Academics

Joe Karackattu
Visiting Scholar
Joe Karackattu
Ping Lin
visiting scholar
Ping LIN

class and ethnicity in migration, gendered migration