SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

Dr Bi-Yu Chang

BA (Chengchi) MA PhD (City)
  • Overview
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Publications

Overview

Bi-Yu Chang
Department of Politics and International Studies

Senior Teaching Fellow (Department of Politics and International Studies)

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Deputy Director (Center of Taiwan Studies)

Name:
Dr Bi-Yu Chang
Email address:
Telephone:
020 7898 4508
Address:
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Building:
Russell Square: College Buildings
Office No:
364
Academic Support Hours:
Term 1: Wednesday 1-3pm and by appointment

Teaching

Research

The central concern of my research has always been the politics of culture. It has led me to examine the complex interplay between knowledge and power, explore the relationship between culture, place, and identity, and investigate the thorny issues of recent decades, such as nation-building, independence, and cultural identity crisis in Taiwan.

In the past few years, I have been focused two dimensions of state involvement in identity construction, one is on Taiwan’s nation-branding project through post-war tourism, and the other on nation building via education reform. I have also extended my research interests into the issue of indigenous education. Overall, my research interests can be summarised as follows:

  • Identity politics & nationalism – cultural nationalism; identity politics and cultural regulation; nation building and nationalism; tourism and nation-branding; post-colonial studies.
  • Education and ideology: education and nation building; indigenous education; geography education 
  • Cultural geography – state spatiality; spatial identity; cartographic representation; state power and new town planning
  • Performing arts – traditional xiqu (particularly Beijing Opera); contemporary theatre; political theatre movement; Taiwanese cinema.

Research grants awarded

In recent years, I have twice been awarded with Taiwan Fellowship (2016, 2019). In 2016, I have been researching the politics of Taiwan’s tourism, unpicking the intricate relationship between identity, place, and power. The most recent research I am conducting is a new project “The Emergence of the ‘Tianran Du’ Generation and Education Reform” (臺灣教育改革與「天然獨」之崛起).  This project has again been awarded with “2019 Taiwan Fellowship.”  This research explores the phenomenon of the rise of ‘tianran du’ generation and its relationship with education reform.

Before this, I had been the convenor and a member of three joint research projects funded by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan, including: Politics, Aesthetics, and Homeland Construction: A Re-examination of Taiwanese History of the Early Post-war Period (政治,美學,家/國建構:重探戰後初期台灣史) in 2010; Exploring the Cultural Faces of Taiwan in the 1950s (尋找台灣五O年代文化形貌) in 2009; Mapping Taiwan: Forgotten History and Selected Memories in Post-war Taiwan (擘畫台灣: 戰後台灣的遺忘與記憶) in 2008.

Publications

Authored Books

Chang, Bi-Yu (2015) Place, Identity, and National Imagination in Post-war Taiwan. London; New York: Routledge.

Chang, Bi-Yu (1996) Sleeves and Rouge: Performance and Life of Wei Hai-ming in Beijing Opera [Shuixiu yu yanzhi Wei Haimin de wutai shengya= 水袖與胭脂:魏海敏的舞臺生涯]. Taipei: Shang-chou Culture (商周文化) Publisher.

Articles

Chang, Bi-Yu (2011) 'So Close, Yet So Far Away: Imaging Chinese "Homeland" in Taiwan’s Geography Education (1945-67)'. Cultural Geographies, (18) 3, pp 385-412.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2010) '有國無家的想像地理:戰後初期台灣小學地理教育中的家鄉與異鄉、我族與他者 [Imaginary Geography of a Homeless Nation: Home and Abroad, Self and Other in Taiwan’s Elementary Geography Education during the Early Post-war Era]'. 台灣文學研究集刊=NTU Studies in Taiwan Literature 8, pp 85-124.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2006) 'What’s in a Name? The Nationalisation of Traditional Opera in Taiwan'. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, (6) 2, pp 89-104.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2005) 'Youth, Tobacco, and the Smell of the Rebel: DV8 Special Report [qingchun yancao panni de qiwei=青春 菸草 叛逆的氣味: DV8 特別企畫]'. Performing Arts Review= Biaoyan yishu 表演藝術 147, pp 14-19.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2004) 'From Taiwanisation to De-sinification: Culture Construction in Taiwan since the 1990s'. China Perspectives 56, pp 34-44.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2004) 'De la taiwanisation à la dé-sinisation: la politique culturelle depuis les années 1990'. Perspectives Chinoises, pp 38-49.

Fell, Dafydd and Chang, Bi-Yu (2004) 'Taiwan’s KMT and DPP Eras: A Comparison [Special Edition]'. China Perspectives 56, pp 2.

Edited Books or Journals

Chang, Bi-yu and Klöter, Henning, (eds.), (2012) Imaging and Imagining Taiwan: Identity representation and cultural politics. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag . Wiesbaden. (Studia Formosiana, series 8).

Fell, Dafydd and Henning, Klöter and Chang, Bi-Yu, (eds.), (2006) What has Changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. (Studia formosiana, vol. 4).

Book Chapters

Chang, Bi-yu (2018) 'Politics of Repositioning and State Spatiality: From ‘Xiangtu China’ to ‘Oceanic Taiwan’'. In: Storm, Carsten, (ed.), Connecting Taiwan: Participation – Integration – Impacts. London and New York: Routledge, pp 41-60.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2016) '戰後初期 (1945-68年)臺灣小學地理知識傳授中的家國想像'. In: Mei, Chia-lin and Lin, Pei-yin, (eds.), 交界與游移:跨文史的文化傳譯與知識生產 [Cross-border and Migration: Cultural Translation and Knowledge Production]. Taipei: Rye Field 麥田, pp 335-366.

Chang, Bi-yu (2012) 'Imaging National Landscape: Yushan, modern myth and identity in post-war Taiwan'. In: Chang, Bi-yu and Klöter, Henning, (eds.), Imaging and Imagining Taiwan: Identity representation and cultural politics. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz Verlag . Wiesbaden, pp 149-169.

Chang, Bi-yu (2012) 'Introduction'. In: Chang, Bi-yu and Klöter, Henning, (eds.), Imaging and Imagining Taiwan: Identity representation and cultural politics. Wiesbaden, Germany: Harrassowitz, pp 11-14.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2009) 'The Cultural Turn and Taiwanese Identity in the 1990s'. In: Wang, I-chun and Cheng, Chin-Chuan and Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven, (eds.), Cultural Discourse in Taiwan. Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University Press, pp 31-51.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2009) 'Taiwanese Identity Shift and the Struggle for Cultural Hegemony in the 1990s'. In: Cheng, Chin-Chuan and Wang, I-chun and Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven, (eds.), Cultural Discourse in Taiwan. Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University Press, pp 30-51.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2009) 'Film Industry, Taiwan'. In: Pong, David, (ed.), Encyclopedia of Modern China. Vol.2. Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner's Sons, pp 49-52.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2007) 'Disclaiming and Renegotiating National Memory: Taiwanese Xiqu and Identity'. In: Storm, Carsten and Harrison, Mark, (eds.), The Margins of Becoming: Identity and Culture in Taiwan. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp 51-67.

Chang, Bi-Yu (2006) 'Constructing the Motherland: Culture and the State in Taiwan'. In: Fell, Dafydd and Klöter, Henning and Chang, Bi-Yu, (eds.), What has Changed? Taiwan Before and After the Change in Ruling Parties. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp 187-206.

Book Reviews

Chang, Bi-yu (2004) 'Review of 'Transformation! Innovation? Perspectives on Taiwan Culture''. China Quarterly, (179), pp 835-837.

 

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