Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
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.
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
- (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
- Discovering Taiwan Cinema (看見台灣電影之光), Taipei: Youth Culture, 2015 (in Chinese)
- (ed.) topical issue on ‘Continuity and Change in Policies in Taiwan’ for the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43(3), October 2014