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: 209
  • 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 11:00 - 12:00, Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00

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
Member
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: Monday 14:00-16:00 (Term 1); 13:00-15:00 (Term 2)

Research Associates

Ian Inkster
Professorial Research Associate
Ian Inkster

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.

Chang Tieh-chih
Non Resident Research Associate
Chang Tieh-Chih

An influential Taiwanese writer who writes about politics, culture and music for major media in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and international media.

Chief Advisor, Business Next (A news media outlet focusing on technology, business and creativity)

Chief editor and Host of Talk to Taiwan (A weekly web-TV program on politics and culture, and has been featured in the Monocle magazine.)



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


Niki Alsford
Research Associate
Niki Alsford

Current Position: Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies in University of Central Lancashire 



Hardina Ohlendorf
Research Associate
Staff Silhouette

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


Visiting Academics