黃宗儀

(HUANG, Tsung-yi Michelle)

e-mail: zongyihuang [at] ntu.edu.tw
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國立台灣大學地理環境資源學系 Department of Geography, National Taiwan University
10617 No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 Taiwan(R.O.C)
Room 402, Department of Geography
TEL: +886-2-33665840


   

Curriculum Vitae

Currently

  • Professor, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University, August 2014–present.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, August 2014-2016.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Comparative Literature SUNY at Stony Brook

Summary of
Representative Works

My recent research, as represented by the following five essays, focuses on two main concerns: a critical examination of the cultural governance mobilized by developmentalism and the cultural politics of representing cross-border subjects in south China and Taiwan.

Research findings on the subject of the cultural logic of contemporary Chinese capitalism are exhibited in one book chapter and two journal articles: 1) “New Mobile Woman in South China: Narratives of Female Success and the Imagination of Development in the Pearl River Delta” discusses in detail two paradigmatic images of contemporary Chinese women represented in popular narratives, that of a female entrepreneur, exemplified in China’s Richest Woman Zhang Yin: From Waste Paper Recycling to Queen of the Paper Industry, and that of the white-collar office lady, represented in A Story of Lala 's Promotion. Throughout this inquiry, female “successology” is built around gender roles and, at the same time, the gendered language found in these narratives is circulated back to, or used to explain or legitimize, the urban development discourse of south China. 2) “Cultural Governance of New Economic Man: Entrepreneur’s Self-Narrative in Contemporary China,” ventures the term “paradigmatic entrepreneurialism” to describe China’s neoliberal economic subject manifested in modern-day biographies of the rich. We argue that rich merchant stories constitute a core strategy informing biopolitical governance in China, pushing individuals to become actively engaged in market exchanges. 3) Through case studies on the development of traditional Chinese medicine in Guangdong Province in the aftermath of SARS, the essay “Biosecurity, Herbal Cooling Tea and the Cultural Regionalism of Lingnan” points out how Chinese governments have transformed the governance crisis caused by the outbreak of SARS into an opportunity for regional industrial integration in the Pearl River Delta by appropriating the cultural identity of Lingnan. The development of Chinese herbal cooling tea in Guangdong provides a case in point to explain the regional characteristics of Lingnan, as symbolized by theories of traditional Chinese medicine, have been mobilized to enhance biopolitical governance.

As to narratives of border-crossing subjects, I published two chapters in edited volumes: 1) “Like a Family but Not Quite: Emotional Labor and Cinematic Politics of Intimacy” analyzes closely three filmic representations of how female foreign laborers are treated in Taiwan. Our assessment of cinematic representations takes place within a critical analysis of the constitutive logic of domestic/healthcare work, namely the paradox of being “like a family, but not quite.” In spite of the fact that these film makers attempt to include the migrant laborers as “one of the family,” such benign efforts could also render invisible migrant workers’ emotional as well as physical labor so as to repeat the logic of governance that instrumentalizes the lives of workers. 2) “Cinematic Imagination of Border-Crossing in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Comrades, Almost a Love Story and Durian, Durian” examines two Hong Kong films to contend that, in contrast with the official accounts of Pearl-River Delta integration and the journalistic reports of border-crossing, the micro imaginaries of cross-border subjects in the films provide a cosmopolitan perspective on the ways Hong Kong society conceives of borders and communities after 1997.

These five essays emphasize the significance of discovering cultural factors (such as imagination and symbols) in fashioning social identities under conditions of rapid globalization, exploring the experiences and implications of trans-scaled mobility of gendered and classed subjects. I point out not only how discourses enable one to imagine his/her relationship with neo-liberal capitalism but also that the geographical borders of regional culture are reproduced to serve as the strategic sites for the operation of capitalist economic system. By analyzing timely and significant issues of urbanites’ social climbing and border crossing, my representative works contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of the complexity of urban/regional development in East Asia.

Publications (since 2004)

(A) Journal Papers

  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Muzi Dong. 2017. “Imagining the Entitled Middle-class Self in the Global City: Tiny Times, Small-town Youth and the New Shanghainese.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 106: 43-88. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2014. “Male Bonding and Cronyism: The Intimate Economies of Vulgaria.” Chung Wai Literary Quarterly, 43(3): 43-76. (in Chinese) (THCI Core)
  • Chi-she Li and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2014. “Culture Governance of the New Economic Human: The Entrepreneurial Biography in Contemporary China.” positions: asia critique, 22(4): 877-906. (SSCI, A&HCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang, Chun-kai Woo, and Yen-fu Lai. 2014. “From Population Policy to Othering in Discourse: Pregnant Mainland Women and the Cultural Politics of Birthright Citizenship.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 95: 179-220. (in Chinese) (THCI Core)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Chun-kai Woo. 2013. “Biosecurity, Herbal Cooling Tea and the Cultural Regionalism of Lingnan.” Journal of Geographical Science, 71: 49-68. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2012. “Conceiving Cross-Border Communities: Mobile Women in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” Journal of Women’s and Gender Studies, 30: 187-224. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2011. “South China’s New Wave Feminism: A Narrative History of the Development of Feminism and the Development Ideology of the Pearl River Delta and Guangzhou.” Chung Wai Literary Quarterly, 40(4): 121-155. (in Chinese) (THCI Core)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Chi-she Li. 2011. “Like a Family but Not Quite: Emotional Labor and Cinematic Politics of Intimacy.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 82: 5-30. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Chi-she Li and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010. “Cultural Governance of New Economic Man: Entrepreneur’s Self-Narrative in Contemporary China.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, 11: 55-82. (in Chinese) (TSSCI, THCI Core)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2008. “Beyond the Governance of Global City-Regions: Discourses and Representations of Hong Kong’s Cross-Border Identities.” Journal of Geographical Science, 52: 1-30. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Chi-she Li and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2007. “Multiple Modernities and the Anti-Bildung Narrative: Mahjong, Unknown Pleasures and Hong Kong Hollywood.” Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, 24: 65-86. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2007. “The Cosmopolitan Imaginary of Global City-Regions: Articulating New Cultural Identities in Taipei and Shanghai.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, 4: 9-40. (in Chinese) (THCI Core)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2007. “Self-Writings of East Asian Metropolises: Revisiting the Tale of Hong Kong and Shanghai as Global City-Regions.” Thought and Words, 45(1): 29-57. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2006. “The Cosmopolitan Imaginary and Flexible Identities of Global City-Regions: Articulating New Cultural Identities in Taipei and Shanghai.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, 7(3): 472-491. (SSCI, A&HCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2006. “Revisiting a Postcolonial Global City: Hong Kong and Fruit Chan’s Little Cheung.” Tamkang Review, 36(3): 53-74. (THCI Core)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2005. “Mutual Gazing and Self-Writing: Revisiting the Tale of Hong Kong and Shanghai as Global City-Regions.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, 31(1): 71-93. (A&HCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2005. “Self-Fashioning of a Global City: The Politics of Shanghai Nostalgia.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies, 1: 73-96. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2004. “The Production of Urban Spaces: Shanghai as a Global City in the Making.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 53: 61-83. (in Chinese) (TSSCI)

(B) Books and Book Chapters

  • Szu-yun Hsu and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2017. “Social Construction.” An Entry for the International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology, eds. Douglas Richardson et al, Wiley.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Chi-she Li. 2015. “Multiple Modernities and the Imaging of Uselessness in Contemporary Chinese Cinema.” In Technovisuality: Cultural Re-Enchantment and the Experience of Technology, eds. Helen Grace, Amy Chan Kit-Sze, and Wong Kin Yuen, 239-263. IB Tauris.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2013. “New Mobile Women in South China: Narratives of Female Success and the Imagination of Development in the Pearl River Delta.” In Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban, eds. Linda Peake and Martina Rieker, 68-89. New York: Routledge.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2013. “Conceiving Cross-Border Communities: Mobile Women in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” In The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Cinemas, eds. Carlos Rojas and Eileen Chow, 134-151. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2012. “Revisiting Hong Kong: Fruit Chan’s ‘Little Cheung’.” In Aspects of Urbanization in China: Shanghai Hong Kong Guangzhou, ed. Gregory Bracken, 101-116. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Chi-she Li. 2012. “‘Like a Family but Not Quite’: Emotional Labor and Cinematic Politics of Intimacy.” In The Global and the Intimate: Feminism in Our Time, eds. Geraldine Pratt and Victoria Rosner, 211-231. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2011. “Cinematic Imagination of Border-Crossing in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta: Comrades, Almost a Love Story and Durian, Durian.” In East Asian Cinemas: Regional Flows and Global Transformations, ed. Vivian P.Y. Lee, 170-188. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2008. Articulating New Cultural Identities: Self-Writing of East Asian Global City-Regions. Taipei: Socio. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2007. “Postcolonialism and Globalization in East Asian Global Cities: On Hong Kong and Fruit Chan’s Little Cheung.” In Visual Modern and Its Other, eds. Ying-hsiung Chou and Pin-chia Feng, 175-198. Taipei: Bookman. (in Chinese)
  • Chi-she Li and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2004. “Beyond Social Movement: The Cultural and Pedagogical Dimensions of Anti-Globalization.” In Humanities Studies and Language Education: Philosophy, Humanities, and Art, ed. David Wei-yang Dai, 101-122. Taipei: National Taiwan Normal University. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2004. Walking Between Slums and Skyscrapers: Illusions of Open Space in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Shanghai. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.

(C) Conference Papers

  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Min-chen Tsai. 2015/06. “Between Monuments and Buildings: Urban Redevelopment of the Huaguang Community in Taipei and the New Political Subject in the Making.” Conference on “Between Monumentalism and Miniaturization: Thinking Big and Small in Contemporary Culture.” Centre for Cultural Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2014/04. “(Re)defining North Bound-Imagination: Cultural Politics of Nativism in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” The Fifth Asian Conference on the Arts and Humanities, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Osaka, Japan.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2013/04. “Birth Tourism and Accidental Citizenship: Cross-border Governance of Pregnant Mainland Women in Hong Kong.” The Right to the City Workshop. Department of Geography, Nation Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2012/06. “Conceiving Cross-Border Communities: Mobile Women in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” ACCS (The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies) & ACAS (The Asian Conference on Asian Studies) 2012. Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010/12. “Biopower and Regional Governance: Restructuring of Pearl River Delta after SARS.” (in Chinese) International Conference on “Hong Kong: Urban Imagination and Cultural Memory.” Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, China.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010/11. “New Mobile Woman in South China: Narratives of Female Success and Spatial Imaginations of City Connections.” SSHRC Workshop: Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban. York University, Toronto, Canada.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010/06. “Like a Family but Not Quite: Cinematic Politics of Intimacy in Documenting Foreign Domestic Laborers.” ACS (Association for Cultural Studies) Crossroads 2010. Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010/05. “Beyond the Governance of Global City-Regions: Cultural Imagination of Border-Crossing in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta.” The 2nd Annual DSD-IIAS Workshop: The Postcolonial Global City in Asia. Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands.
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2010/03. “Articulating Experiences of Multiple Modernities in East Asian Cities: Narratives of Anti-Bildungsroman in Three Chinese Films.” 2010 AAS (Association for Asian Studies) Annual Meeting. Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia, USA.

(D) Others

  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang and Yen-fu Lai. 2012. “Whose East Asian Cities? Review of The Production of East Asian Urban Space: Urban Cultures of Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.” Taiwan Architecture, 197: 96-98. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2006. “Globalizing Taipei: Problems and Prospects.” (Rev. of Globalizing Taipei: The Political Economy of Spatial Development, by Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok [郭彥弘]) Journal of Geographical Science, 46: 105-108. (in Chinese)
  • Chi-she Li and Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2005. “From Home to Home.” In The Rewriting of Family: The 2005 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, 94-98. Taipei: Taiwan Association of Visual Ethnography. (in Chinese)
  • Tsung-yi Michelle Huang. 2005. “Roaming in the Fantasy Worlds of Fictional Maps.” (Rev. of Topographia Phantastica, by Tanigawa Atsushi) China Times, Jul. 17, Openbook B2. (in Chinese)

Research Projects and Awards

(A) Academic Awards and Funds

  • National Taiwan University Excellent Publication Research Award (Book Chapters) (2012、2013、2014)
  • National Taiwan University “Category A” Publication Research Award (2009、2012、2013、2014)
  • National Taiwan University Excellent Teaching Award (2009、2010)
  • National Taiwan University Excellent Publication Research Award (2008、2012)
  • Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Research Investigators (2005)
  • CCK Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations (2000)
  • Tuition Fellowship, State University of New York at Stony Brook (1995-2000)

(B) Research Projects

    National Science Council Research Project

  • Militant Localism in Hong Kong SAR New Wave Cinema: the Cultural Politics of Vulgaria. (102-2410-H-002-078-) (2013/08-2014/07)
  • Birthright Citizenship and Biopolitical Governance: Mainland Pregnant Women in Hong Kong. (101-2410-H-002-190-) (2012/08-2013/10)
  • Articulating New Mobile Women and the Regional Development of the Pearl River Delta: Biography of China’s Richest Woman and the Dulala Phenomenon. (100-2420-H-002-008-MY3) (2011/01-2013/12)
  • Assembling East Asian City-Regions: The Cultural Logic beyond Economic Integration and Political Governance. (98-2410-H-002-163-MY3) (2009/08-2012/10)
  • Representations of the Migration of Underclass in East Asian Global City-Regions. (95-2411-H-002-103-MY3) (2006/08-2009/07)

  • National Science Council Project for Junior Researcher

  • Toward Critical Transnational Studies: Theory, Method, Practices – Transnational Space and City-Links: East Asian Global Cities at the Age of Globalization. (92-2411-H-003-021-BI, 93-2411-H-003-009-BI, 94-2411-H-002-107-BI) (2003/08-2006/10)

  • Young Faculty Research Award, Office of Research and Development, National Taiwan Normal University

  • Transnational Identity Imagination in the Global City-Regions. (2004/12-2005/08)
  • Postcolonialism and Globalization in East Asian Global Cities: On Hong Kong and Fruit Chan’s Little Cheung. (2002/11-2003/07)

Academic Activities(since 2004)

(A) Lectures

  • “Imagining the Entitled Middle-class Self in the Global City: Tiny Times and the New Shanghainese.” Hong Kong: Institute of Chinese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Apr. 25 2016.
  • “Going Global: Taipei's Disappearing Neigbhorhoods.” Series on Hinterland Project in Times Museum. Canton: Times Museum. Oct. 10 2015.
  • “Sinophone Cinema and Popular Geopolitics.” 2015 International Workshop on Sinophone Studies. Taichung: National Chung Hsing University. Jul. 31 2015.
  • “Globalization and Urban Cultures.” Lecture Series on Globalization and Progressive World Views. Taipei: National Central Library. Jul. 19 2015.
  • “Conceiving Cross-Border Communities: Mobile Women in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” Hong Kong: Hong Kong Institute of Education. Apr. 13 2015.
  • “Rethinking Pregnant Mainland Women & the Cultural Politics of Citizenship: Towards a Feminist Geopolitics.” Hong Kong: Department of Geography and Resource Management, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Apr. 9 2015.
  • “Cultural Studies of Space.” Invited Speaker for the Course “Advanced Communication Studies.” Taipei: Department of Journalism, National Chengchi University. Jun. 9 2014.
  • Speaker, “Imagination and Reality of Global Metropolises”, Cultural Studies Forum 2014. Taipei: Cafe Philo. Mar. 15 2014.
  • Invited Speaker, “Animals in Cities and Human’s World,” Lecture Series on Invisible Forced Eviction. Taipei: Huashan 1914 Creative Park. Nov. 15, 2013.
  • “Conceiving Cross-Border Communities: Mobile Women in Recent Hong Kong Cinema.” Lecture of Sinophone Literatures. Hualien: Department of Sinophone Literatures, National Dong Hwa University. Apr. 25 2013.
  • “Global Cities and Ordinary Cities: The Urban Culture in East Asian Cities.” Theory Camp of Taiwan Humanities Society 2013. Taipei: National Taiwan University. Jan. 25 2013.
  • Invited Guest, “Packaging Design of Movies: The Transformation of Film Industry and the Recovery of Local Films,” NTU Film Festival 2012 Forum. Taipei: National Taiwan University. Dec. 21 2012.
  • Invited Speaker, Round Table Conference. The 20th Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association. Taipei: Fu Jen Catholic University. Nov. 24 2012.
  • “East Asian Global City-Regions under Globalization: From Hong Kong, Shanghai to Taipei.” Lecture Series Held by KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. Kuala Lumpur: KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall. Feb. 15 2012.
  • “Like a Family but Not Quite: Cinematic Politics of Intimacy in Representing Migrant Workers.” Lecture Series of Research Project on the Gaze in Space: Moving Experience and Cultural Representation. Taipei: College of Liberal Arts, National Taiwan Normal University. Dec. 30 2010.
  • “Cultural Studies.” Visual Culture Research Camp and Workshop 2010. Taipei: National Yang Ming University. Aug. 10 2010.
  • “The Transforming of the East Asian Metropolis: Global Cities and the Imagination of Cultural Identity.” The 14th Medical and Humanities Camp. Taipei: National Yang-Ming University. Jul. 22 2010.
  • “Modernity and Urban Culture: On Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allan Poe, and Wong Kar-Wai.” The 10th National Science Council High School Humanities and Social Sciences Summer Camp. Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen University. Jul. 6 2010.
  • Moderator and Invited Commentator, Round Table Conference on Methodologies in Feminine and Regional Studies, Female Images of Anping Interdisciplinary Project. Tainan: National Cheng Kung University. Jul. 1 2010.
  • “Ways of Imagining the World: Cultural Globalization from the Gustatory to the Visual.” DFLL Workshop 2010. Taipei: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University. Jun. 30 2010.
  • “Global Urban Cultures.” Lecture in General Education Course “Urban Cultures.” Taipei: National Yang-Ming University. Dec. 31 2009.
  • “East Asian Urban Cultures and Imaginations under Transformation.” Yang-Ming Art and Culture Workshop. Taipei: National Yang-Ming University. Dec. 18 2009.
  • “Modernity and Urban Literature: On Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allen Poe and Banana Yoshimoto.” Invited Speaker for the Course “Interpretation and Reflection.” Hualien: Graduate Institute of Ethnic Relations and Cultures, National Dong Hwa University. Dec. 17 2009.
  • “East Asia Culture and Production of Urban Space.” 2009 Summer Workshop on Taiwan Literature and Transnational Culture. Taichung: National Chung Hsing University. Jul. 9 2009.
  • Speaker, “Metropolises, Space, and Identity Imagination,” Lecture Series on Landscape and Literature, Held by English and American Literature Association. Taipei: National Science Council. Jun.19 2009.
  • “Modernity and Urban Literature: On Charles Baudelaire, Edgar Allen Poe and Banana Yoshimoto.” DFLL Workshop 2009. Taipei: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University. May 24 2009.
  • “Transformation of the Culture and Imagination of East-Asian Metropolises: On Inter-disciplinary Methodology in Urban Studies.” Lecture Series of Literature and Culture Workshop. Hsinchu: Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chiao Tung University. Apr. 13 2009.
  • “Globalization and Global Cities.” Taipei: Taipei Municipal Yongchun Senior High School. Apr. 11 2009.
  • “Cultural Writing and Cross-Border Identity Imagination of Shanghai as an Emergent Global City.” Tainan: Department of Chinese Literature, National Cheng Kung University. Jan. 7 2009.
  • “Transformation of East-Asian Metropolises: Self-Writings of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei.” Taipei: Department of Foreign Language and Literature, Huafan University. Dec. 25 2008.
  • “Transformation of East-Asian Metropolises: Self-Writings of Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taipei.” Taitung: Graduate Institute of Regional Policy and Development, National Taitung University. Oct. 29 2008.
  • “Visual Representations of Transnational Migrant Workers in Taiwan.” 2008 North Taiwan Strategic Alliance Study on the Improvement of Class Teaching in the Section of Geography, held by the Bureau of Education, Kaohsiung City Government. Kaohsiung: Kaohsiung Municipal Ming Hua Junior High School. Oct. 14 2008.
  • Invited Speaker, The Doctorate Students Forum of Asia Arts: Overlapping, Remixing and Matching. Tainan: Tainan National University of the Arts. Dec. 15 2007.
  • “Globalizing Cities.” The 2007 Academic Camp of Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Science Council. Taipei: National Science Council. Nov. 11 2007.
  • Discussant, Cross-disciplinary Talks: International Conference on Taiwanese Literature and Culture at the Age of Globalization. Tainan: National Museum of Taiwan Literature. Oct. 26 2007.
  • “Regionalization of Global Cities and New Narratives of Hong Kong Identity.” Taipei: Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica. Sep. 21 2007.
  • Invited Commentator, 2007 Humanities and Social Science Academic Camp on Special Topics and Teaching. Taipei: National Taiwan University. Jun. 30 2007.
  • “Globalization and Urban Spaces.” Taichung: National Taichung Girls’ Senior High School. May 7 2007.
  • “Reading and Writing of Lived Space: Cross-disciplinary Teaching Experiences.” Taipei: Department of Chinese, National Taiwan Normal University. Apr. 26 2007.
  • “Representations of the Underclass Migration in Global City-Regions.” Hualien: Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Ethno-Development, National Dong Hwa University. Jan. 7 2007.
  • “Urban Legend: The Glamour and Horror of Modern Spaces.” Taipei: Centre d'Enseignement du Français, National Taiwan Normal University. Dec. 29 2006.
  • “Is this Glamorous City My Home? Neo-liberal Globalization and Urban Development.” Kaohsiung: Department of Geography, National Kaohsiung Normal University. Dec. 15 2006.
  • “Globalization, City, and Space.” The 2006 Academic Camp of Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Science Council. Taipei: National Science Council. Nov. 5 2006.
  • “Neo-liberalism and Urban Aesthetics.” Lecture Series on Aesthetic Politics and Urban Aesthetics, Held by Aesthetics Progressive Association. Taipei: Wisteria House. Sep. 30 2006.
  • “Globalization of East Asia and City Linkage: Cultural Imagination of New Regionalism.” Forum on Regional Research. Taipei: Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University. May 3 2006.
  • “Transnational Imagination of East Asian Global City Linkage: The Protein Girl.” Taipei: Department of English, Tamkang University. Apr. 13 2006.
  • “The Body and the Global City: From The Protein Girl to Taipei, Looking Up?” Kaohsiung: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Sun Yat-sen University. Nov. 18 2005.
  • “Globalization and the Transformation of East-Asian Cultures and Imagination.” Presentation for the Academia Sinica Research Award for Junior Researchers. Taipei: Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University. Nov. 2 2005.
  • “Articulating Identities of Emergent Global City Linkage: New Shanghainese and Taiwanese Businesspeople.” Taipei: Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. Oct. 27 2005
  • “Globalization and Urban Spaces.” Taipei: Department of English, Soochow University. Mar. 30 2005.
  • “Urban Spaces in Hong Kong Films.” Study Group on Hong Kong and Taiwan Films. Hsinchu: Film Studies Center, National Chiao Tung University. Dec. 8 2004.
  • “Globalization and Urban Imagination: On Three Hong Kong Films.” Chiayi: Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung Cheng University. Apr. 30 2004.

(B)Journal Reviewer & Editor

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Geographical Science (2015- )
  • Editorial Board Member, Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies (2007-2011, 2015- )
  • Corresponding Editor, Reviews and Research on Chinese Literature (2012- )
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Women’s and Gender Studies (2012-2014)
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Geographical Science (2011-2013)
  • English Editor, Journal of Geographical Science (2009-2011)
  • Editorial Board Member, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (2003-2005)

(C)Thesis and
Dissertation Advisory

    Ph.D. Dissertation

  • Yi-Jen Chang (2013) Ethics and Terror: Cosmopolitan Novels and September 11. Department of English, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Yu-cheng Lee)
  • Yu-Tien Ho (2009) Transnational Imaginary of Cultural Identities in the Filmic Texts of the Global Popular. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University. (Co-advised with Professor Frank W. Stevenson)

  • MA Thesis

  • Yen-Fu Lai (2015) Performing C/Niang Music Culture: the Construction of Gay Identities and Politics of Sexuality in Taipei G Star, Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Hsin-Chun Lu) (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Thesis of Distinction, College of Science, National Taiwan University 2015
    *Thesis Scholarship Grant from Population and Gender Studies Center, National Taiwan University 2014
  • Jou-Yi Lin (2014) Challenge in Creating LGBT Films as Consciousness-raising Art: On Zero Chou’s Rainbow Series. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • *Thesis Scholarship Grant from Population and Gender Studies Center, National Taiwan University 2011
  • Wei-Shun Chang (2014) From a Farm Woman to a B&B Host: Life Experience and Empowerment in the Process of Identity Transformation. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Ching-Kang Wang (2014) Born to Be “Useful”? A Critical Discourse Analysis on News Reporting of Talent in Taiwan. The Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Chen-Ling Hung) (in Chinese)
  • Chih-Kai Yu (2014) The Redefinition of a Cold-War Outpost as a Cross-strait Bridge? The Inter-regional Flow of Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Shih-Yu Ma (2013) Musical Scene Analysis of the Discourses of Resistance in Taiwanese Rock Music: Analysis of Three Musical Scenes. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Nai-Chen Yang (2013) Cultural Politics of “Nostalgic TV Drama of Waishengrens” in Contemporary Taiwan. The Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Lih-Yun Lin) (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Excellent Thesis Award from Trust Fund for Ethnic Harmony 2012
  • Min-Chen Tsai (2013) Right to the City: An Urban Ethnographic Research on Huaguang Community in Taipei. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Field Work Award for Master Thesis, Taiwanese Sociological Association 2012
    *Recipient of Excellent Thesis Award, Cultural Studies Association 2012
    *Thesis Scholarship Grant from Institute of Ethnology Academia Sinica 2011
  • Wei-Chieh Hung (2012) On the Transfer and Implementation of Bicycle Commuting Policies in Taipei. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Thesis of Distinction, College of Science, National Taiwan University 2012
  • You-Hua Yeh (2012) Cultural Politics of Livable City in Yonghe District of New Taipei City. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Yi-Ling Lin (2012) Representation of Tin Shui Wai New Town: The Imaginative and Transformative Identity in Hong Kong, China. Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Herng-Dar Bih) (in Chinese)
  • Cheng-Chia Huang (2011) Cross-Border Imagination of Global City: Contemporary Narratives of Taipei. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Qi-Jun Wang (2011) Pleasure Bodies of Sadomasochism and Transgression of Citizenship. The Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Chen-Ling Hung) (in Chinese)
  • Hsin-Chien Chung (2010) The Shadow of Shining Tower in Taipei: Representations of Skyscraper and Uneven Development in Globalization. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Thesis of Distinction, College of Science, National Taiwan University 2010
  • Yao-Ting Yao (2010) Rethinking Governmentality and Everyday Practices: The Boundry Work between Lo-Sheng Sanatorium and Hsin-Chuang City. Department of Geography, National Taiwan University. (in Chinese)
  • Yun-Ling Tsai (2009) To Define the Indefinable: Violence and Urban Space in Lawrence Block’s Detective Novels. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Ning Yen (2008) Wandering at Craft Fair as a Way of Approaching Public Space in Taipei City. Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Herng-Dar Bih) (in Chinese)
  • Hung-Ying Chen (2008) Urban Governmentality in an Indonesian Ethnic Enclave in Taipei. Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. (Co-advised with Professor Herng-Dar Bih) (in Chinese)
  • *Recipient of Excellent Thesis Award, Cultural Studies Association 2008
  • Yen-Chiao Liao (2008) Body as the Contested Site of Identity: Representations of Female Elites and Transnational Workers in the Global Era. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Hsiao-Lan Lai (2007) Painful Existence: Representations of Civil Wars in the Global Age. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Yi-Chin Chang (2007) Global Mobility and Global (In)justice: Representations of Human Rights. Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University.
  • Chien-Ting Lin (2006) (G)localization of the Sensory Experience and its Cultural Expressions in Taiwan: Taipei 101 and Shining 3 Girls. Graduate Institute of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, National Chiao Tung University.
  • *Recipient of Excellent Thesis Award, Cultural Studies Association 2007
  • Yi-Ying Lee (2004) In Quest of Home: Three Female Writers’ Negotiation with Displacement in the Age of Globalization. Department of English, National Chengchi University.
  • Mei-Chun Lai (2004) Softening the City: Fantasy and Flanerie in Urban Life. Department of English, Tankang University

(D) Others

  • Member, Board of Supervisors, Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2013- )
  • Chair of Board of Directors, Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2011-2012)
  • Curator, 2011 European Urban Culture Festival: Turn Left or Turn Right? The Divergent Courses of Post-war Socialist Cities (Invited by European Union Center in Taiwan and Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University)
  • Curator, 2010 European Urban Culture Festival: The Erratic Evolution of Europe’s Port Cities (Invited by European Union Center in Taiwan and Office of International Affairs, National Taiwan University)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2005-2006, 2009-2010)
  • Steering Committee Member, the 2010 International Conference on Queer Diaspora, held by Women’s and Gender Research Program, Population and Gender Studies Center, National Taiwan University. (2009)
  • Executive Director, Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2007-2008)
  • Steering Committee Member, Enjoy Living, Raging Lives: Style Movements, Life Politics, and Personal Society (The Ninth Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association) (Taiwan) (2008)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (2005-2007)
  • Steering Committee Member, Urban Flows-Rural Moves: The Eighth Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2007)
  • Steering Committee Member, Multitude Lives/Bodies: The Seventh Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2006)
  • Steering Committee Member, Transnational Chinese, Cultural Migrations: The Fifth Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies Association (Taiwan) (2005)

Courses

Year 2015

Fall

  • Modern Urbanscape and East Asian Culture
  • Cultural Studies of Space

Spring

  • Cultural Studies in Film and Video
  • The Making of Contemporary Culture

Year 2014

Fall

  • Modern Urbanscape and East Asian Culture
  • Cultural Studies of Space

Spring

  • Introduction to Cultural Geography

Year 2013

Fall

  • Seminar in Cultural Geography
  • Method in Geographic Research

Spring

  • Introduction to Geography (2)
  • Thesis (b.s.) (2)

Year 2012

Fall

  • Introductinn to Urban Cultures
  • Gender, Cities and Culture
  • Thesis (b.s.) (1)

Spring

  • Introduction to Cultural Geography
  • Seminar in Cultural Geography