劉紀蕙 | Joyce C.H. Liu

Professor, Chair, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University

Director, International Center for Cultural Studies
Director, International Graduate Institute for Inter-Asia Cultural Studies


Address: 1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC

 

Office Phone: 886-3-5131593

Office Fax: 886-3-5734450

Mobile Phone: 886-930145263

 

Email: JoyceLiu@g2.nctu.edu.tw

SRCS_NCTU: http://www.srcs.nctu.edu.tw/srcs_en/index.aspx

IICS_UST: http://iics.ust.edu.tw/

Brief Bio

Joyce C.H. Liu is Professor of Critical Theory, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies and Cultural Studies in the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. It is the program that she founded in 2002, the first graduate program of cultural studies in Taiwan, an inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary postgraduate program that addresses contemporary critical issues. She is currently the director of the cross-universities research center, International Center for Cultural Studies of the University System of Taiwan, a network system connecting four distinguished research-oriented universities in Taiwan, together with an international graduate program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies supported by these four universities. Starting from 2018, her center has launched a 5-year project: “Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Studies of Inter-Asian Societies,” involving 5 sub-projects and 21 researchers from the network the University System of Taiwan.

Before her service in NCTU, Joyce C.H. Liu served as the chair of the English Department of Fu Jen Catholic University from 1988 to 1993, founded and directed the first doctoral program in Comparative Literature in Taiwan at Fu Jen Catholic University from 1994 to 1999, served as the president of the Cultural Studies Association in Taiwan during 2002-2004, also acted as the chief editor of the journal of cultural studies in Taiwan, Routers: A Journal of Cultural Studies>, from 2011 to 2017.

Her research covers the critique of East-Asian modernity, Chinese political thoughts in the 20th century, focusing on issues related to the questions of bio-politics, border politics, unequal citizenship, civic exclusion, and internal coloniality.

In addition to her journal articles and book chapters, she is the authors of The Topology of Psyche: The Post-1895 Reconfiguration of Ethics (2011), The Perverted Heart: The Psychic Forms of Modernity (2004), Orphan, Goddess, and the Writing of the Negative: The Performance of Our Symptoms (2000). She has also edited 14 volumes of academic books, including three co-edited volumes in English: East-Asian Marxisms and their Trajectories (Routledge 2017), European-East Asian Borders in Translation (Routledge 2014), Biopolitics, Ethics and Subjectivation (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2011), and co-translated two theoretical books: Dylan Evans’ An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis, and Jacques Rancière’s La Mésentente: Politique et philosophie.

Over the years, Joyce C.H. Liu has organized 19 international conferences and workshops, supervised 19 Ph.D. dissertations, 28 MA Thesis. Her students are from Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Italy, Poland, South Africa, Congo, Haiti, etc.

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Education
  • 1984 Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

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Academic Positions
2002-Present

Professor, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies (SRCS_NCTU), National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2013-Present

Director, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2012-Present

Director, International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS_NCTU & UST), National Chiao Tung University & University System of Taiwan

2013-Present

Director, International Graduate Institute for Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan

2011-2017

Chief Editor, Wenhua Yanjiu (Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies)

2008-2011

Director, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2001-2006

Director, Center for Emergent Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2002-2004

Director, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan (Founding Director)

2001-2002

Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

2000-2002

President, Cultural Studies Association in Taiwan

1994-2001

Professor, Graduate Institute of Comparative Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University

1994-1999

Director, Graduate Institute of Comparative Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan (Founding Director)

1988-1993

Chair, English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

1984-1994

Associate Professor, English Department, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwantd>

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Principal Fields of Research
  • Contemporary Radical Politics, Aesthetics and Ethics: Unequal Citizenship, Internal Colonization, Epistemic Decolonization, Critical Border Studies, Bio-politics
  • Questions of Modernity in Inter-Asian Societies
  • Taiwan Literature and Culture
  • Modern Chinese Political Thoughts
  • Visual Culture and Inter-Art Studies
  • Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

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Honors and Awards
  • NCTU Distinguished Scholars 2008-2018
  • MOST PI Reward 2002-2019
  • NSC Publication Award 2011
  • NSC Research Awards for 10 years
  • Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 2012
  • Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic) Visiting Scholar 2005
  • National Institute for Compilation and Translation Publication Award 2004
  • Fulbright-Hays Research Fellowship Grant, 1993-1994
  • Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, 1993-1994
  • Fu Jen Catholic University Distinguished Research Award 1995

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Invited Academic Service (current)
  • Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) International Advisory Board, 2018-2022
  • SUNY State University of New York Press External Reviewer, 2018
  • Philosophy East and West External Reviewer, 2018
  • Advisory Board on Humanities and Social Sciences, Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (Taiwan), 2018-2020
  • Research Grants Council (RGC), Hong Kong, External Reviewer, 2013-2018
  • Chief Editor, Wenhua Yanjiu (Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies) 2012-2017
  • Editorial Board, Wenhua Yanjiu (Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies), 2006-2018
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Literature & Art Studies, ISSN: 2159-5836, USA (DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836), 2015-
  • Editorial Board, Continental Philosophy in Austral-Asia, Rowman & Littlefield International, 2014-
  • Editorial Board, Korean Cultural Sociology, Soeul, Korea, 2014-
  • Editorial Board, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Taipei, 2009-

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Publicitions (selective)

Books and Monographs (Author)

2011

The Topology of Psyche: The Post-1895 Reconstruction of Ethics. Taipei: Flaneur. 446 ps. (with review system) (NSC Publication Award 2011)

2004

The Perverted Heart: The Psychic Forms of Modernity. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher. 368ps. (with review system) (NICT Publication Award 2004)

2003

Literature and Film: Image, Reality and Cultural Criticism. Taipei. 161 ps. (Publication sponsored by NSC)

2000

Orphan, Goddess, and the Writing of the Negative: The Performance of Our Symptoms. Taipei: Lixu Publisher. 470ps. (with review system)

1994

Eight Essays on Literature and the Other Arts: Intertextuality, Counterpoint and Cultural Interpretation. Taipei: San Ming Books Publisher. 193ps. (with review system)

Books (Editor)

2017

East-Asian Marxisms and their Trajectories. Eds. Joyce C.H. Liu & Viren Mirthy. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138919846; ISBN-10: 1138919845.

2014

European-East Asian Borders in Translation. Eds. Joyce C.H. Liu, Nick Vaughan-Williams. London: Routledge. ISBN-10: 0415831318; ISBN-13: 978-0415831314

2011

Biopolitics, Ethics and Subjectivation. Eds. Joyce C.H. Liu & Alain Brossai, Yuan-Horng Chu, Rada Ivekovic. Paris: L’Harmattan.

2008

Special Issue: Koyasu Nobukuni. Joyce C.H. Liu. Ed. Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies.

2006

Visual Culture and Critical Theory I: Empire, Asia and the Question of Subject. . Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher.

2006

Visual Culture and Critical Theory II: Everyday Life and Popular Culture. . Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher.

2002

Visual Theories and Cultural Studies. Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Chung Wai Publisher.

2000

The Realms of the Other: Cultural Identities and Politics of Representation. Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher.

2000

China as Sign, Taiwan as Icon. Ed. Joyce Chi-hui Liu. Taipei: Chungwai Wenxue.

2000

Writing Taiwan. Eds. Chou Yingxung & Liu Chi-Hui Joyce. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher.

1999

Inter-Frames: Word-Image-Music and the Semiotic Boundaries. Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Lixu Publisher.

Scholarly Translations into Chinese

2011

La Mésentente. Politique et philosophie. by Jacque Rancière. co-translated with Shufen Lin, Kelun Chen, Xiping Xue. Taipei: Maitian Publisher.

2009

An Introductory Dictionary Of Lacanian Psychoanalysis by Dylan Evans. co-translated with Chaoyang Liao, Zonghui Huang, Zhuojun Gong. Taipei: Juliu Publisher.

2002

“Milky Way.” by Kaja Silverman. chungwai wenxue. 30.12 (2002.5): 25-53.

Papers and Chapters in Refereed Publications

2018

“Invisible City-dweller vs. Politics of Citizenship: The Aporia of Negative Political Paradigm and the Thesis of Universality.” Chung Wai Literature. In press.

2017

“Semiotic Syncretism and Internal Colonization: Re-visiting Neo-Confucianism's Epistemic Structure of “Tian-Ren-He-Yi” and “Creative Transformation.” Journal of the History of Ideas in East Asia 13: 209-248.

2017

“The Remains of the Collective Exhibition: Out-of-place, Displaced, or Alternative Living States?” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 24: 4-8. (Chinese)

2017

“Paradoxical Routes of the Sinification of Marxism: Materialist Dialectic and Immanent Critique.” Joyce C.H. Liu & Viren Mirthy. East-Asian Marxisms and their Trajectories. Routledge. 157-174. ISBN-13: 978-1138919846; ISBN-10: 1138919845.

2016

“Pax Sinica and the limits of Confucianism.” Cosmopolis: A Review of Cosmopolitics. 2016-1.

2016

“Thought Intervention: Taiwan 318 and Hong Kong (Post) Colonialism.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 23: 4-7. (Chinese)

2016

“The Aporia of Globalization and the Possibility for Alternative Societies.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 22: 4-8. (Chinese)

2015

“Propensity and Form: Form-of-Life versus Forms of Death in the Aestheticization of Neoliberal Capitalism.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. No. 21: 9-36.

2015

“Thinking after Social Movement: Response to Karatani Kōjin's Question on 'Beyond Democracy'”. Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 20: 246-251. (Chinese)

2015

“Against Agamben: Sovereignty and the Void in the Discourse of the Nation in Early Modern China.” Theory Culture & Society. 32(4): 81-114.

2015

“Potentiality, Nomos and the Void: With Zhang Taiyan Against Fronçois Jullien. Bulletin for Chinese Literature and Philosophy. Academia Sinica. 25.1: 1-31.

2015

“Aestheticization of Post-1989 Neoliberal Capitalism: From the Forms of Life to the Political Uses of Bodies.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. 41.1: 41-64.

2015

“The Presence of the Invisible in the Representation of the Image.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 20 (2015.03):4-6. (Chinese)

2014

“What is China? Or, how to understand the governance and the violence of a civilization?” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 19. 4-6. (Chinese)

2014

“The Age of Post-1989 Aestheticization of Capitalism: Xu Bing’s Art Revolution and Action Aesthetics.” Modern Art. No. 173. 13-25. (Chinese)

2014

“The Taiwan Question: Border Consciousness Intervened, Inverted and Displaced.” Joyce C.H. Liu, Nick Vaughan-Williams. eds. European-East Asian Borders in Translation. London: Routledge. 38-62. ISBN-10: 0415831318; ISBN-13: 978-0415831314 (English)

2014

“Force of Psyche: Electricity or Void? -- Re-examination of the hermeneutics of the force of psyche in late Qing China.” Modern China and the West: Translation and Cultural mMediation. Eds. by Peng Hsiao-yen & Isabelle Rabut. Leiden & Boston: Brill. 153-181. Originally appeared in Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. 35.2. 245-276. (English)

2014

“From “Anthropo-logy” to Public Concerns in East Asia .” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 14. 4-6. (Chinese).

2013

“One Divides into Two, or the Internalization of the Cold War Divide: Rethinking Contradiction and the Topology of History.” Transcultural Practice: Modern Sinophone Literature and Culture. Chinese Literature and Philosophy. Academia Sinica. 267─377. ISBN 978-986-03-8406-2 (Chinese)

2013

“The Moving Bodies and Borders of the State.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 17 (2013.09): 4-6. (Chinese).

2013

“‘Count as One’ and ‘One Divides into Two’: Disagreement between Rancière and Badiou on the Concept of the Void,” Chungwai Wenxue. 42.1 (2013.3): 15-64. (Chinese)

2013

“The Corporeal Body of History and the Historicity of the Mind.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 16. 4-7. (Chinese)

2012

“Where is the Place for the Placeless and the Weak?” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 15. 6-8. (Chinese).

2012

“‘Nothingness’ in Zhuangzi, Billeter and Zhang Taiyan: De-politicized Retreat or Radical Emancipation?” Bulletin for Chinese Literature and Philosophy. Academia Sinica. Vol. 22, Issue 3. 103-135. (Chinese)

2012

“The Translations of Ethos and the Unheimlich: Wu Tien-chang and the Post-Martial Law Era in Taiwan,” Imaging and Imagining Taiwan: Identity Representation and Cultural Politics. Chang, Bi-yu and Henning Klöter, eds. 2012. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. 105-122. (English)

2011

“The Translation of Ethics: The problem of Wang Guowei,” China and Its Others: Knowledge Transfer through Translation, 1829-2010. Ed. James St. Andre & Hsiaoyen Peng. New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi Publishing. 71-91. (English)

2011

“The count of psyche: The birth of biopolitics and ethico-economic in early modern China,” Biopolitics, Ethics and Subjectivation, eds. by Alain Brossai, Yuan-Horng Chu, Rada Ivekovic and Joyce C.H. Liu. Paris: L’Harmattan. 121-146. Joyce C.H. Liu. “Force of Psyche: Electricity or Void? -- Re-examination of the hermeneutics of the force of psyche in late Qing China.” Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies. 35.2 245-276. (English)

2009

“The Translation of Ethics and the Question of Subjectivation: The Case of Wang Guowei.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. Issue 8. 9-60. (Chinese)

2009

“Immanentism, Double-abjection and the Politics of Psyche in (Post) Colonial Taiwan,” Positions: east asia cultures critique. Volume 17 Issue 2. 261-288. (English)

2007

“Art-Politics-Subjectivity: Whose Voice is it?—On the Political Statement of the Art during the Post-Martial Law vs. Post ‘68,” Taiwan Meishu Qikan (Taiwan Art Journal), Issue 70. 4-21. (Chinese)

2007

“Logics of Ethos and the translations of Unheimlich: Wu Tianzhang and the Post-Martial Law Era in Taiwan,” transversal - eipcp multilingual webjournal, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies, November 2007. http://eipcp.net/transversal/1107 | transversal - eipcp multilingual webjournal ISSN 1811 – 1696(English)

2006

“Psyche Governmentality and the Biological Ethical Subject: the Case of Du Yaquan of Dongfang Magazine 1911-1923,” Chungguo Wenzhe Yanjiu Jikan. Issue 29. 85-121. Taipei: Academia Sinica.(Chinese)

2006

“The Importance of Being Perverse: China/Taiwan 1931-1937.” David Der-wei Wang and Carlos Rojas, eds., Writing Taiwan: A New Literary History. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 93-112. (English)

2006

“Death Drive or the Force of Unbinding: on Julia Kristeva’s concept of Ethics and the Political,” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 85-127. (Chinese)

2005

Joyce C.H. Liu. “The Visible and the Invisible of the Decadent Consciousness: Revisiting the Progressive View and its Negative in the 1930s in Taiwan,” Chungwai Wenxue Literary Monthly Vol.34 No.03. 17-46. (Chinese)

2004

“The Gaze of Revolt: Historic Iconography Perverted.” in Cultural Dilemmas during Transitions: East Central Europe versus Taiwan Conference Warsaw 2000. Eds:Ying-hsiung Chou, et al. LIT Verlag Münster. 164-200. (English)

2004

“The Translation of the Heart: the Discourse of Organism in Early Modern China and Taiwan,” in Literature and Transmission. Hualian: Dunghua University Press. 581-610. (Chinese)

2004

“From Difference to Identity: The Reconstruction of the Heart of the Taiwanese Imperial Subject under the Japanese Colonial Period,” The Academic Journal of Taiwanese Literature, Taipei: Zhengzhi University Press, No. 5. 49-83. (Chinese)

2004

“Modernity and the National Form: The Visual Discrepancy between the Decadent and the Futurist Illustrations in the Leftist Progressive Journals of the 1920’s in China,” Visual Interpretation and Cultural Composition of Modern China since 1600. Taipei: Academia Sinica. 359-393. (Chinese)

2003

“The Abject of the Cultural Subject: On the Splitting Subject in Language and the Concept of Cultural Phobia in Kristeva’s Powers of Horror.” Introduction to the Chinese translation of Julia Kristeva’s Powers of Horror. Taipei: Laurel Publisher. (Chinese)

2002

“Filmic Transposition of the Roses: Stanley Kwan’s Feminine Response to Eileen Chang’s Women,” English version. Feminism/Femininity in Chinese Literature. Ed. By Peng-hsiang Chen & Whitney Crothers Dilley. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. 145-158. (English)

2002

“The Visual System in Cultural Studies,” Chungwai Wenxue Literary Monthly 12-23. (Chinese)

2002

“The Visual Interpretation of Modernity: On Chen Chieh-jen’s Images of Historical Moments,” Chungwai Wenxue Literary Monthly 45-82. (Chinese)

2001

“Return of the Repressed: The Reception of Psychoanalytic Discourse in China and Taiwan.” Journal of Modern Chinese Literature in Chinese (JMLC). Hong Kong: Lingnan University. Vol. 4, No. 2: 31-61. (Chinese)

2000

“The Fascist Drive and the Symptoms of Paranoia in the Filmic and other Cultural Texts in China in the 1930s.” Chungguo Wenzhe Yanjiu Jikan. Vol. 16. Taipei: Academia Sinica. 95-149. (Chinese)

2000

“Lin Yaode and the Post-modern Turn in Taiwan Literary History Discourse,” Culture, Identity and Social Transformation: The 50 Years of the Post-War Taiwan Literary History. Taipei: Wenjianhui. 197-244. (Chinese)

2000

“China as Sign, Taiwan as Icon: An Introduction.” China as Sign, Taiwan as Icon. Ed. Joyce Chi-hui Liu. Taipei: Chungwai Wenxue. 17-25. (Chinese)

2000

“The Abject and the Purgation in the Early Taiwanese Avant-Garde Movement in 1930s.” Writing Taiwan. Eds. Chou Yingxung & Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Ryefield Publisher. (Chinese)

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“Inter-Frames: Interpretive Space of the Inter-art Studies.” Inter-Frames: Word-Image-Music and the Semiotic Boundaries. Ed. Joyce Chi-Hui Liu. Taipei: Lixu Publisher. 5-23. (Chinese)

1998

“The Japanese Sources of the Taiwanese Surrealist Movement from 1930s to 1960s.” Proceedings of the 1st Conference on East Asian Comparative Literature. Korea: Seoul University. 19-45. (English)

1998

"The Religious Icons and the Culture of the Goddess in Contemporary Taiwan Dance Theater." Fu Jen Studies. 30-49. (English)

1997

"Rupture and Continuation: Performance of Cultural Memories in Contemporary Taiwan Theatre." Identity, Difference, and Subjectivity. Taipei: New Century Publisher. (Chinese)

1997

"Re-Staging Cultural Memory in Contemporary Theatre in Taiwan: Wang Qimei, Stanley Lai, and Lin Huaimin." East Asian Cultural and Historical Perspectives: History and Society, Culture and Literature. Ed. By Steven Totosy de Zepetnek and Jennifer W. Jay. Alberta, Canada: Research Institute for Comparative Literature and Cross-Cultural Studies, University of Alberta. 267-78. (English)

1997

"Palace Museum vs. Surrealist Collage: Two Modes of Cultural Identity Construction in Modern Taiwanese Ekphrastic Poetry." Published in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature. 24.4(December 1997): 933-946.

1996

“Inter-art Intertextuality and the Feminine Space: From Meta-cinema to the Relativism in Rozema’s Film.” Special Issue on Canadian Literature and Film. Ed. Chi-Wen Liu. Taipei: Chung-wai Wen-hsie. Vol. 25, Issue 12. 52-81. (Chinese)

1996

"Palace Museum vs. Surrealist Collage: Two Modes of Cultural Identity Construction in Modern Taiwanese Ekphrastic Poetry." Chung-wai Wen-hsie. December, Vol. 25, issue 7, 66-96. (Chinese)

1996

"A Different Rose Story: The Filmic Subversive Strategies in Red Rose/White Rose." Chinese Cinema: History, Culture and Representation. Taipei: Chinese Film Archive. 125-141. (Chinese)

1996

Visual Translation of Surrealism: Reconsidering the Movement of ‘Horizontal Transplantation’ in Taiwanese Modern Poetry." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh. January, Vol. 24, issue 8, 96-125. (Chinese)

1995

"Voices of Difference and the Multiplicity of Subjectivity in Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh. January, Vol. 23, issue 8, No. 272. 141-157. (Chinese)

1994

"The Sense of Time and Narrative Structure in Daniel Deronda and Honglou Meng." MLA Proceedings of ICLA International Conference on Comparative Literature, Tokyo. Vol. B. 256-263. (English)

1993

"The Passion for the Passion: Mass Communication, Film Industry and Cultural Critique in Godard's Passion." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh. August. 173-203. (Chinese)

1992

"The Doubling of the Stone: The Double Motif and the ‘True Self’ in Xiyou Ji and Honglou Meng." East-West Comparative Literature: Cross-Cultural Discourse. Ed. by Wong, Tak-Wai. Hong Kong: Univ. of Hong Kong, 102-128. (English)

1992

"Intertextuality, Counterpoint and Cultural Interpretation in Britten’s War Requiem." Proceeding of the Fourth British and American Literature Conference. Taipei, 223-251. (Chinese)

1992

"The Rivalry, Juxtaposition and Parody between Music and Word in the Romantic Operas." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh, Vol. 21, issue 5, Oct (1992): 6-28. (Chinese)

1992

"Literature, Arts and Western Culture: Another Direction in the Teaching of English and American Literature in Taiwan Universities." Proceeding of English Literature and Language Teaching Conference, Taipei, 63-88. (Chinese)

1990

"Pregnant Movements in the Past: History and the Narrative in George Eliot's Daniel Deronda." Fu Jen Studies. 23 (1990): 116-35. (English)

1990

"The Dialectics between the Musical Form and the Narrative Structure in Godard's Prenon Carmen." Chung-wai Wen-hsueh. Vol. 19 (1990.5): 4-22. (Chinese)

1989

"The Protest from the Underworld: the Revenge Ghost in Yuan Drama and the Elizabethan Drama." Tamkang Review. Autumn, 1988-Summer, Vol. XIX, 754-783. (English)

1987

"Journey and Landmark: the Merged Temporal and Spatial Perspectives in Hardy's Jude the Obscure." Fu Jen Studies 1-18. (English)

1986

"From Loo Port to Taipei: The World of Women in Lee Ang's Works." Fu Jen Studies 65-88. (English)

1984

"The Theme of Renunciation in the Dream of the Red Chamber, Le Rouge et le Noir and Jude the Obscure." Fu Jen Studies 1-17. (English)

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Keynote Speeches, International Conferences and Seminars (selective)
2018

“Southeast Asia Migration as a Source of Social Stratification”. What is Southeast Asia: Exploring Uniqueness and Diversity. 7th Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2018. March 21-23. Jakarta, Indonesia.

2018

“Neoliberal Migrant Workers and the Question of Unequal Citizenship.” East Asia and the World after Globalization. February 23-24. Chung-Ang University, South Korea

2017

Keynote Speech: “Forms of Life in the Age of Neoliberalism: Biopolitics, Logistics and Civic Exclusion.” The Twelfth Quadrennial International Comparative Literature Conference. Taipei: Tamkang University. Oct. 20-22.

2017

Taiwan Seminar, Department of Delhi, India, August 17th ~ 31st.

  1. Pax Sinica and the Lure of Confucianism: Coloniality of Epistemology and the Possibility of Border Thinking
  2. Taiwan Condition I: Niche for Observation or Alternative Perspectives
  3. Taiwan Condition II: Civic Society and Contemporary Border Politics

2017

“Erasure or Passage in the Shared Community? The Power of Culture in the Age of Neoliberalism,” Symposium: Revisiting the Power of Culture, Cultural Typhoon, June 23. Tokyo, Japan.

2016

“Coloniality of Epistemology and the Possibility of Border Thinking: Contemporary Aporia in East Asia.” Imagining the Possibilities of the University and Civil Society from East Asia. Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan. September 8-11.

2016

Internal Colonization and Affective Regime: Re-considering Border Thinking and Immanent Critique.” European Philosophies and Decolonization of the Thought. Toulouse University, France. Aug. 24-27.

2016

“Globalization and the Apparatus of Area Partitions in East Asia: The Problematic Location of Taiwan—the Aporia and its Exit.” The Future of the Humanities and Anthropological Difference: Beyond the Modern Regime of Translation The Cornell East Asia Program (EAP), in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH). Ithaca, USA. July 10-14.

2015

“Transculturality as Semiotic-Discursive Syncretism: Historicization and Internal Critique.” The Transcultural Turn: New Approaches to Studies of Chinese Literature and Philosophy. Academia Sinica, Taipei. Dec. 3-4.

2015

“The Recent Renaissance of Confucianism as Religion and its Limits,” 2015 Asian Culture Complex Vision Forum, Gwangju, Korea. April 2-5.

2015

“What is China—a point of view from Taiwan.” Symposium on “What is China.” HKBU & HKU, March 23-24.

2014

“The Turn of the Rational Kernel: From Critiquing Lin and Critiquing Confucius,” Re-assessing the Event of the Debates on the School of Confucianism and the School of the Legalists. Chongqing: Chongqing University, China. Dec. 6-7.

2014

“The Power of Form: From the Forms of Life to the Political Uses of the Body,” International Conference on the Political Uses of the Bodies. Aug. 25-30. DIAGONAL Network: Transnational and Transcultural Network of Critical Thought. Ici-et-ailleurs: Association pour une Philosophie Nomade. The Public University of Tirana, Albania.

2014

“Potentiality and Form: From Forms of Death to Form-of-Life,” Form-Life. Taipei: Taiwan Normal University. June 23.

2014

“Form-of-Life vs. Economic Governmentality: Diverse Interpretations on Potentiality by Giorgio Agamben and François Jullien,” Nanjing: Nanjing University, China. April 26-27.

2014

“The Post-1989 East Asian Border Issues and the Project of Radical Democratization.” International Symposium on Multiple Crises and Sustainable Social Integration in Contemporary Societies. Chung-Ang University. Seoul, Korea. February 21 – 22.

2014

“Cultural Studies and Taiwan Conditions ” Chung-Ang University. Seoul, Korea. February 19.

2014

“The Post-1989 East Asian Border Issues and the Project of Radical Democratization.” 2014 International Symposium on Multiple Crises and Sustainable Social Integration in Contemporary Societies. Central University, Seoul, South Korea. February 21 – 22.

2014

“Cultural Studies and Taiwan Conditions ” Central University, Seoul, South Korea. February 19.

2013

“The Political Paradox of the Propensities and the Laws of Things: The Question of François Jullien,” Écart and Propensity: François Jullien’s Interpretation of Chinese Philosophy. Academia Sinica. Taipei. Nov. 7-8.

2013

“Governmentality of the Psyche and the Birth of Ethico-Biopolitics: the historical conjuncture of Liang Qichao,” Chinese University of Hong Kong. Dec. 2.

2013

“Shi versus Fa: The Political Paradox in Francois Jullien’s Writings”. Xin and Nation: Reflections on the Modern Experience in East Asian Regions. University of Tokyo, Center of Philosophy (UTCP), Nov. 16.

2013

“The Political Paradox of the Propensities and the Laws of Things: The Question of François Jullien,” Écart and Propensity: François Jullien’s Interpretation of Chinese Philosophy. Academia Sinica. Taipei. Nov. 7-8.

2013

“The Translatability and the Untranslatability of the Law of Life: Liang Qichao versus Zhang Taiyan,”International Workshop on China-related Translation Studies. University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. Germany. July 20.

2013

“The Economy or the Politics of the Void? The Question of Inoperativity in Giogior Agamben and Zhang Binglin.” Except Asia: Agamben’s Work in Transcultural Perspective. Taipei: Taiwan Normal University. June 25-27.

2012

“Badiou Reading Zhang Shiying’s Reading of Hegel”, The Tradition of the Dialectics: East and West, Shanghai: Huadong Normal University, Nov. 27-28.

2012

“The Paradox of Life and Law: On the Political Perspective of Zhang Taiyan’s Concept of Critical History”, Beijing: Renmin University, Nov. 10-11.

2012

“One Divides into Two, or the Internalization of the Cold War Divide: Rethinking Contradiction and the Topology of History”. International Workshop on Marxisms in East Asia. National Chiao Tung University. Hsin Chu, Taiwan. June 6-9.

2012

“Taiwan Conditions: the Regime of the Sensible and its Over-determination”, Six Lecture Series, Tsinghua Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences (TIAS), Tsing Hua University, Beijing, China. March 15 – April 5, 2012.

2012

“’Count as One’ and ‘One divides into Two’: On the mésentente between Rancière and Badiou concerning question of the political subject,” Two lectures, Center for Studies of Marxist Social Theory (CSMST), Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. March 27-28.

2011

“The Taiwan Question: Re-thinking the Politics of Border,” European-East Asian Critical Border Studies: An International Symposium, University of Warwick , UK. 5-6 September, 2011.

2011

“The Taiwan Question: Demilitarized Borders Intervened, Inverted and Displaced,” Borders, Displacements and Creation. Questioning the Contemporary, co-sponsored by Porto University, National Chiao Tung University and Paris VIIIth. Aug. – September.

2011

Lecture Series: (I) “Sign, Performance, Symptomatic Reading: a Method of Historical Psychoanalysis”, (II) “Palace Museum and Surrealist Collage: the Visualized Object in Literary Texts”, (III) “Concluding Remarks: the Logic of Objects and the Space of Force”. Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. April 18, 19, 25.

2011

Lecture: “The Technique of Epidermization: on Wu Tien-chang and his Contemporary”, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. April 24.

2011

Speech: “The Logical Order of xin and the Ethics of Critique proposed by Tan Situng and Wang Guowei”, A Thousand Plateau Art Space, April 24. Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

2011

Speech: “Symptom, Abjection, Fear: Alternative Perspective—the Question of Chen Chieh Jen”, A4 Contemporary Art Center, April 24. Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

2011

“Asia as a Problem in Transnational Humanities”, 2011 AAS-ICAS Joint Conference, With Naoki Sakai, Rada Ivekovic, Jiehyun Lym, Charles Armstrong. Honolulu, the Hawaii Convention Center, USA, March 31–April 3.

2010

“Logic of Objects and Space of Forces: Rethinking the Regime of the Sensible in Taiwan Literature from a Theoretical Perspective”, Colonial Memory and Cold War Experience: International Conference on Comparative Literary Study of Taiwan Literature. National Tsing Hua University, Hsin Chu, Taiwan. Nov. 19-20

2010

Paper: “Political Radicality of the Concept of the Void in Zhuangzi”, International Workshop on Zhuangzi and Crosscultural Critical Studies. Academia Sinica, July 4.

2010

Lecture: “Logic of Objects: Visualized Object and the Emergence of the Subject”, National Yang Ming University, May 31.

2010

Lecture: “Performativity in Literary Texts through Freud’s theory on the masochistic pleasure on stage”, Spring Seminars, Taiwan Center for the Development of Psychoanalysis. Taipei.

2010

“On the Metaphorical Avatar of the Subjective position in Poetry (Classical and Modern): an approach through Lacan and Kristeva”, National Chung Cheng University, Chia Yi, Taiwan. April 10-11.

2010

Lecture: “World-View-Affect: Subjective Experience and the Mode of Logos—remarks on some cases in Late Qing”, National Chi Nan University, Pu Li, Taiwan. Jan. 28-30.

2010

Lecture: “Post-1895 Reconstruction of Ethic”, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. Jan. 19.

2009

Lecture: “Translated Feminisms: China and Elsewhere.” Columbia University, USA. November 13-14.

2009

“The count of psyche: The birth of bio-politics and ethico-economic in early modern China,” International Conference of Bio-politics, Ethics and Subjectivation: Questions on Modernity. Hsin Chu. Chiao Tung University. June 24-28.

2009

“A Psychoanalytic Approach of Cultural Topology,” Hualian: Donghua University, May 22.

2009

“Count as One vs. the Force of Appearance: the Topological Knot of the Political.” Taipei: Taiwan Normal University, March 30.

2008

Lecture: “The Appearing and Disappearing City: on the 2008 Taipei Biennial,” Taipei: Taipei Fine Art Museum, November 22.

2008

Keynote Speech: “the Logic of Ethos and the Political Space in Ranciere’s Theory of Image,” the 16th Congress of the English and American Literature Association: Literature and Visual Arts, at Yi Lang University, October 25.

2008

“The Translation of Ethics and the Question of Subjectivation: The Case of Wang Guowei,” China and its Others: Knowledge Transfer and Representations of China and the West, The University of Manchester, UK, June 28-29.

2008

“Force of Psyche: Electricity or Void? Re-examination of the Hermeneutics of the Force of Psyche in Late Qing China,” Lacan in Context: Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Memory, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, May 22-24.

2008

Lecture: “Where is the spectator? Why is he touched? – a response to Dr. Daniel Widlöcher, A Forum on Psychoanalysis and Art, held by the Taiwan Center for the Development of Psychoanalysis and National Taiwan University of the Arts. April 25.

2007

“The Translation of Ethics and the Displacement of Perspectives: On Wang Guowei,” December 3-4.

2007

“Visual Logic of Ethos and the Un-heimlich in the Case of Taiwan,” Summer University «Culture and Politics», 2 – 8 September; Chilhac Auvergne, France.

2007

Lecture: Cultural Studies in the Chinese World. Shanghai University. China. June 19-23

2007

“Logics of Ethos and the translations of Unheimlich: Re-treating the Political Conditions of Post-Martial Law Taiwan,” Conditions of Knowledge: 207 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Shanghai, China. June 16-18.

2007

Lecture: A dialogue with the poet Chen Li. National Chi Nan University, May14.

2007

Lecture: “On the Political Statement of the Art during the Post-Martial Law vs. Post ’68,” Taizhong: National Taiwan Art Mesuem, May 13.

2007

Lecture: “Art, Ethics and Politics: A Theoretical Enquiry,” Tainan National University of the Arts, April 18.

2007

“Wu Tianzhang and the Performance of the Unheimlich,” Graduate Program of Drama Department, University of California, Irvine, USA. April 12.

2007

“Logic of Ethos vs. the technique of Unheimlich: Visual Politics by Contemporary Taiwanese Artists Of the Post-Martial Law Era” Scenes and Visions: Approaches to 20th-Century Chinese Visual Culture, University of Southern California, Davidson Conference Center, USA. April 6-7.

2006

“Psyche Force and its Betrayals: Re-treating Tan Sitong’s Translation of Psyche” LA CHINE ET L’AUTRE : MEDIATIONS CULTURELLES ENTRE LA CHINE ET L’OCCIDENT A L’EPOQUE MODERNE (COLLOQUE INTERNATIONAL) Paris, France, 7 et 8 decembre.

2006

“Memory, Memorialization, and the Exhibition of Horror: Institutions of Terror and Exclusion,” Pacific Modernities: Museum Culture and Civic Engagement, at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, organized by the University of California, Irvine, USA. March 10-11.

2005

Invited lecture: “Modernist Hegemony Immanent in the 20th Century Chinese Politics: On the Politics of Psyche,” Hanyang University, Soeul, Korea. November 28-29.

2005

Invited lecture series: five lectures on “20th Century Taiwan: Taiwan Identity Problems,” IEAS (Institute of East Asian Studies), Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. October 31—November 4. http://fareast.ff.cuni.cz/lectures/speclectures.html#nextlecture

2005

“The Norm vs. Altered State: Technology of the Psyche and the 2005 Syncretism of Modernity,” Comparative Modernisms: Empire, Aesthetics, and History, An International Conference at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. August 3-6.

2005

“Translating the Decadent,” Textual Translation and Cultural Context: China, Japan, and the West since the Late Ming,Aichi University, Japan. July 26-28.

2005

“The Altered State: A Biologicalized Phobic Structure,” Pólemos, Stásis:An International Symposium, National Chiao Tung University and Paris the 8rd University, Yilan, Taiwan, June 24-27.

2004

“The Visible and the Invisible of the Decadent Consciousness: Revisiting the Progressive View and its Negative in the 1930s in Taiwan,” Boudeau University, France, 2-4 November, 2004; Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 8-9 November.

2004

“Do You Want to Cleanse Your Heart and Change an Identity? Immanentism and the Psyche Politics in Colonial Taiwan,” The Question of “Asia” In the New Global Order, John Hope Franklin Center, Asian/ Pacific Studies Institute, Asian and African Languages and Literature, Duke University, U.S.A. October 1-2.

2004

Invited keynote talk: “Roundtable Discussion: Strange Weather and Glocal Responses,” Some Like It Hot, Others don’t: Embodiment of Glocal Knowledge. The Ninth Quadrennial International Conference on Comparative Literature, Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China, National Taiwan University, June 18-20.

2004

Invited lecture: “The Law of Heart,” Taiwan Normal University, English Department, May 24.

2004

Invited curator: “Spellbound Aura—Contemporary Chinese Photography,” Taipei Contemporary Gallery, April 23.

2004

Invited lecture: “After Chen Chiehjen: Some reflections on the Images of Trauma,” Graduate Institute of Art, Cheng Gong University, Tainan, January 5.

2004

Invited Keynote Speaker: “Globalization in the Localized Context? On Academic Evaluation System,” Cultural Studies, January 4. Soochow University, Taipei.

2003

“Translation of the Heart: the Discourse of Organism in Early Modern China and Taiwan,” in The International Conference on Literature and Transmission. Dunghua University, Hualian, November 6-7, 2003.

2003

Invited lecture: “Cultural Studies and Cultural Theories: on the design of two courses,” Donghua University, November 7.

2003

“From Difference to Identity: The Reconstruction of the Heart of the Taiwanese Imperial Subject under the Japanese Colonial Period,” Conference on the Re-reading of the Twentieth Century Taiwan Male Writers,” Chengchi University, Taipei, October 18-19.

2003

Invited Lecture: “Taiwan Literature and Culture: Faces of Modernity,” Workshop for General Education, Chiao Tung University, August 18-22.

2002

Invited keynote: “Psychoanalysis—a challenge to the disciplinary boundaries for the humanities,” Conference on the Cultural Turn, Tsing Hua University, January 9.

2001

“Modernity and the National Form: The Visual Discrepancy between the Decadent and the Futurist Illustrations in the Leftist Progressive Journals of the 1920’s in China,” presented respectively at Conference on Visual Interpretation and Cultural Composition of Modern China since 1600. May 31, 2001, Academia Sinica, Taipei; Association of Chinese & Comparative Literature Biennial Conference, June 15-17. Shanghai, China.

2001

“Return of the Repressed: The Reception of Psychoanalytic Discourse in China and Taiwan,” Conference on Modernism and Taiwan Literature, Chengchi University, June 2-3, 2001. Taipei.

2001

Keynote speech: “Iconography of Trauma and the Dismemberment of History: On the Modernity Project by Chen Chieh-jen,” 25th Congress of Comparative Literature Association, Chinan, Taiwan. May 19-20.

2001

“Cultural Studies and Taiwan Condition,” Conference on the Shift from Literary Studies to Cultural Studies, NSC, May 8.

2000

Invited Keynote: “Reflections on English Studies in Taiwan,” Associations of English and American Literature, Academia Sinica, Taipei. December 30-31.

2000

“The Gaze of Revolt: Chen Chieh-Jen’s historical images and his aesthetic of horror.” Cultural Dilemmas during Transitions Warsaw. Institute Of Literary Research, Institute Of Philosophy and Socioloty, Polish Academy Of Sciences, Warsaw; National Science Council, Taipei. October 15-17.

2000

Invited Keynote: “On the Disciplinary Position and the Problematics of Comparative Literature,” 24th Congress of Comparative Literature Association, May 20-21.

2000

"China as the Sign of Difference in Contemporary Taiwanese Artistic and Literary Texts." Diasporas of Mind / Dilemmas of Culture / Diverging Identities: New Directions in Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, UK. 21-23 January.

1999

“The Sign of China in Taiwan Cultural Field,” Conference of China as Sign and Taiwan as Icon, Fu Jen University, Taipei. December 17-18.

1999

“Lin Yaode Phenomenon and The Post-modern Turn of Taiwan Literary History,” International Conference on Culture, Identity and Social Transformation: The 50 Years of the Post-War Taiwan Literary History. November 12-14. Taiwan University, Taipei.

1999

“The Importance of Being Perverse: Schizoanalysis and the Taiwanese Perverse Poetics 1931-1937,” Chinese Literary Culture in the Age of Globalization: Inter-Continental Perspectives, held by the American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature and Vienna University. Vienna, Austria. June.

1998

“The Abject and the Purgation in the Early Taiwanese Avant-Garde Movement in 1930s.” International Conference on Taiwan Literature, Columbia University, New York. USA. April 29—May 2.

1997

“On Chen Li’s Hualian Imaginary and the Writing at the Margins,” Conference on Hualian Literature, Hualian Culture Center. December.

1997

“The Religious Icon and the Goddess in Taiwan Contemporary Dance Theatre,” International Conference on Theatre and Religion. Fu Jen Univeristy, Taipei. October 17-19.

1997

“Techniques of Distortion by Ellipsis: Silenced and Dismembered Memories in Modern Taiwanese Surrealist Literature,” XVth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association, Leiden, Holland. August 16-22.

1997

“The Japanese Sources of the Taiwanese Surrealist Movement from 1930s to 1960s.” The 1st Conference on East Asian Comparative Literature. Seoul University, Korea, June 20-21.

1996

“The Hybridized Identities on Contemporary Taiwanese Theatrical Stage: Wang Qimei, Stanley Lai, and Lin Huaimin,” ASPAC 1996/A Regional Conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. June 21-23.

1996

“The Gaze and the Glance: Two Modes of Identity Construction in Modern Taiwanese Ekphrasis Poetry,” International Conference on Global/Local: Cross-Cultural Studies, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei. June 8-9.

1996

“Palace Museum vs. Surrealist Collage: Two Modes of Representation in Modern Taiwanese Ekphrasis Poetry,” AACCL, the Fifth Congress of the American Association of Chinese Comparative Literature, University of Georgia, USA. April 19-21, 1996.

1995

“Different Stories of the Roses: Stanley Kwan’s Filmic Transposition of the Roses,” International Conference on Chinese Cinema: History, Culture and Representation, Chinese Cinema Archive Research Center, Taipei, September 10-16.

1995

“Filmic Transpositions in Cocteau, Godard and Greenaway,” International Conference on Interart Studies: New Perspectives. May 15-19. Lunde University, Sweden.

1994

“Voices of Difference and the Multiplicity of Subjectivity in Hector Berlioz's Les Troyens,” Conference on Woman, Image, Text. held by SUNY at Binghamton, New York, USA. April 14-15.

1993

“The Passion for the Passion: Mass Communication, Film Industry and Cultural Critique, the 17th Congress of Comparative Literature Association, Sun Yetsun University, Kaoshung, May.

1991

“Intertextuality, Counterpoint and Cultural Interpretation in Britten’s War Requiem,” the 4th Congress of the English and American Literature Association, Taiwan University, Taipei, October 1991.

1991

“Trajectory versus Orbit: The Temporal Armature in Daniel Deronda and Hung-lou Meng,” ICLA Thirteenth International Congress. Tokyo, Japan. Aug.

1991

“The Teaching of Comparative Literature in Taiwan,” The Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China. Fu Jen University. April 12.

1900

“The Dialectics Between the Musical Form and the Narrative Structure in Godard's Prenon Carmen,” The Third Congress of CCLA and International Symposium, China, July.

1989

“The Duplication of the Femininity: the Duality in the Cultural Symbols Under the Pen of Male Writers,” 13th Congress of the Comparative Literature Association, April, Chongxing University, Taichong.

1989

"The Doubling of the Stone: The Motif of Double and the True Self in Hsi-yu Chi and Hung-lou Meng." East Meets West: Comparative Literature Strategies for the 90s, held by Hong Kong Chinese University, Hong Kong.

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Conference and Acedemic Activities Organized: 19
2017

Artistic Intervention and Social Critique. NCTU, Taiwan. December.

2017

Conflict, Justice and Decoloinzation Lecture and Workshop Series II: Paradigm Shift of the Colonial-Imperial Order and the Aporia of Human Sciences. May 31-June 3.

2017

Conflict, Justice and Decoloinzation Lecture and Workshop Series I: The Legacies of Pax Americana and the Remnants of American Coloinial-Empire. May 12.

2017

Winter Camp: Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies. UST & NCTU.

2016

Colonial Unconscious and Decolonizing Philosophy. Agent & Toulouse, France.

2016

Winter Camp: De-Coding the Cold War and Facing Contemporary Societies. UST & NCTU.

2015

Transnational Network for Critical Inter-Asia Cultural Studies. UST & NCTU. June 2015.

2014

International Conference on the Political Uses of the Bodies. 2014.08.25-30. DIAGONAL Network: Transnational and Transcultural Network of Critical Thought. Ici-et-ailleurs: Association pour une Philosophie Nomade. The Public University of Tirana, Albania.

2012

International Workshop on Marxisms in East Asia, June 6-9, 2012. NCTU, Taiwan.

2011

International Conference on “European - East Asian Critical Border Studies,” co-sponsored by Warwick University & National Chiao Tung University. University of Warwick , UK. 5-6 September, 2011.

2011

International Conference on “Borders, Displacements and Creation. Questioning the Contemporary,” co-sponsored by Porto University, National Chiao Tung University and Paris VIIIth. 29 August – 4 September, 2011.

2009

International Conference: Bio-politics, Ethics, Subjectivation: Questions on Modernity. National Chiao Tung University, co-sponsored with University of Paris 8th. 2009.6.24-28

2005

Pólemos, Stásis: an International Symposium, co-sponsored with University of Paris 8th. June 24-27, Yilan, Taiwan.

2005

Between the Real and Ethics: Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory. National Chiao Tung University. 94.3.5-6.

2005

Transnational Chinese, Cultural Migrations: an International Conference, January 8-9, National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

2002

International Summer School of Visual Culture and Critical Theory. National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan.

1999

China as Sign and Taiwan as Icon. Graduate Program of Comparative Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University.

1998

Crossing Boundaries: Literature, Art and Media. Association of Comparative Literature & Graduate Program of Comparative Literature, Fu Jen Catholic University.

1998

International Conference: Writing Taiwan. Co-sponsored with Columbia Universtiy. New York. 1998.4.29-5.2

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Research Grants (selective)
2017.8-2019.7

MOST Book Project: “One Divides into Two: A Topological Study of Modern Chinese Political Thoughts.” MOST 106-2410-H-009 -004 -MY2.

2014.8–2017.7

MOST (Ministry of Science and Technology) Research Project: “Re-Thinking the Idea of Communism: Materialist Dialectic and Historical Onto-logy” MOST 103 - 2410 - H - 009 - 035 - MY3

2011.8-2014.7

NSC Funding Research Project. “The Void and the Sovereign: Border Politics” (3 years)

2010.1-2011.12

“East-Asian Modernity and Critical Theories,” National Chiao Tung University Research Team Funding.

2008.8-2011.7

NSC Funding Research Project, 'Lacan and Badiou: Re-thinking Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics'. (3 years)

2005.8-2008.7

NSC Funding Research Project, “Discourse of the Political in Early Modern China/Taiwan” (3 years)

2008.8-2011.7

NSC Funding Book Funding Project, “East-Asian Modernity and Critical Theories”

2004.8-2008.7

Cultural Translation and the Transformation of Episteme: China, Japan and the West from late Ming Dynasty. Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica.

2002.8-2005.7

NSC Funding Research Project. Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies: Julia Kristeva’s late thoughts. (3 years)

2002.8-2004 .7

Taiwanese Modernity and Cultural Subjectivity. Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica.

1999.8-2002.7

NSC Funding Research Project. Taiwan/China Modernist Literature and the Variations. (3 years)

1996.8-1999.7

NSC Funding Research Project. The Sign of China in Contemporary Taiwanese Literature and Theatre. (3 years)

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Courses Taught (selective)
  • Capitalism, Colonialism, Racism: World System and East Asia
  • Border Politics of Coloniality, Artistic Intervention and Epistemic Revolution
  • Materialist Dialectics: Questioning the Contemporary
  • The Law and the Propensities of Things: Genealogy of Radical Thinking
  • Communist Ideas: Politics, Art and Thought
  • Politics and Aesthetics: Seminar on Rancière and Agamben
  • Seminar on Freud and Contemporary Cultural Theories
  • Seminar on Badiou and Rancière
  • Politics of the Void: Radical Theories on the Subject and Politics
  • Seminar on Lacan and Badiou
  • Seminar on Julia Kristeva
  • The Sacred and the Abject
  • Identification and the Subject
  • Topics in Visual Theory: Desire, Power and the Other
  • Topics in Visual Theory: Memory, Writing and Performance
  • Modernity in Asia: the Topology of the Subject
  • Modernity in Asia: Ethics and Aesthetics
  • Modernity in Asia: Re-treating the Political
  • Modernity and Cultural Translation
  • The Imperial Citizen and the Subject of Modernity in Japanese Colonial Period Taiwan
  • Taiwanese Literature: 1920-1960
  • Taiwanese Literature: 1970-1990
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    Doctoral Dissertations Supervision: 18
    2017

    Benjamin Francklin, The aporias of citizenship in the context and after the haitian Revolution (1791-1987): Popular struggles, emancipation and recognition

    2017

    Tang, Hui-yu. The Politics of the Plebs: From Cultural Decolonization to Chen Chieh-Jen’s Sensible Production

    2017

    Francesca Pierini, Anglophone Popular Narratives of Italian Otherness and the Politics of Orientalizing Southern Europe. (SRCS)

    2015

    Liu Liang-Yen, “Nothing Is Greater Than the Show”, A Paradox in History: WU Zu-Guang and the Movement of Chinese Opera Reform (1951-1967). (SRCS)

    2014

    Ritwij Bhowmik, Internal Partition: Satyajit Ray’s Cinema in the Light of Bengal Partition and the Long Post-Partition Residual Process. (SRCS)

    2014

    Lin Feng-Liang, On the Conception of Property and Territorial Logic-Retracing Zhu Qianzhi’s Thought from 1920 to 1925. (SRCS)

    2014

    Fang Wan-Jen, Cross-border of Aesthetics: The Intersections and Transformations of Surrealism in East Asia. (Graduate Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies at Fu-Jen University)

    2013

    Kwan Xiu-Hui, The Politics of Aesthetics of the Event: the Exhibitions of 2-28 Incident (1993-2007), Art and After. (SRCS)

    2009

    Albert Wei-Min Tang, Recurring Right-wing Discursive Tactics, Policing Political Economy of Cinematic Production, Representing Narrative Aesthetic Syndromes: The Rise of Healthy Realistic Cinema in Taiwan. (Graduate Institute of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2009

    Tsai Chu-Ching, Texts Beyond Translations: Bali Chahwanü Yishi and Early 20th Century China’s Horizons. (Graduate Institute of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2009

    Hsu Chien-Chiao, Reverse stage:Henry Yu''s choreography -the meaning of Chinese elements and localization in the history of Taiwan culture. (Graduate Institue of Chinese Literature at National Chung Cheng University)

    2007

    Doris Li-Wen Chang, Crises of the Subject, Anātman, Subject-in-Process: Comparative Perspectives on Subjectivity of Lin Yao-de, Chan Master Sheng-yen, and Julia Kristéva. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2007

    Chein Su-Chen, Five Aspects of Enlightenment Thinking in Colonial Taiwan(1895-1945): The Forming of Colonial Modernity in Taiwan and the Thoughts of Chang Shen-chieh(張深切)as its Landmark. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2004

    Lin Bo-Xin, Avant-Garde Art and the Formation of Museums: A Study of Cultural History of Visuality in Modern Taiwan. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2004

    Liu Wen-Tsuei, Modernity and Amorous Utopia: a Study of Han Pan-ch’ing’s Sing Song Girls of Shanghai. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2004

    Hsiao Juey-Fu, Evoking/Releasing Imprisoned Memory: Derek Jarman''s Queer Art of Memory. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2002

    Chen Cheng-Fan, Localization of the Phenomenon of “Magic Realism”in Taiwan. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

    2002

    Ho Shu-Wei, Black Humor in China: Historical Trauma and Contemporary Chinese “I-say” Subject. (Graduate Institue of Comparative Literature at Fu-Jen University)

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    Masters’ Theses Supervision: 28
    2017

    Xia, Si-yu. Resistance and Integration of Contemporary Chinese Photographic Arts in the 1990s:The Case of New Photo

    2017

    Olena Vasylcukova, Constitutional Future of Taiwan: Current Dilemmas and Possible Solutions of Cross-Strait Gridlock

    2017

    Li You-Zhen, An Open Passage or a Blockaded Zone? Maritime Border Politics of Taiwan Strait after 1949. (SRCS)

    2016

    Chiu Tzu-Min, De-constructing Happiness: A Study of the Recession of the Post-1980 Generation in Contemporary Taiwan Society Through the Phenomenon of "xiaoquexin" (Little Happiness). (SRCS)

    2016

    Chang Chih-Chi, Colonialism, Cold War and the Utopian Writing: Politics of Representation in Ni Kuang's Wisely Series. (SRCS)

    2016

    Huang Zhi-Yun, The Reproduction of the Urban Space in Hualien City under Capitalism—Road 193 as an Example. (SRCS)

    2016

    Leslie Hao-Shan Lee, Chinese Malaysian Diaspora and Queer Politics: On the Mandarin Popular Music in Tsai Ming-liang’s Films. (SRCS)

    2015

    Chen Po-Yi, Dialects between Ideologies of Empire and Nation on Slavic Discourses——The History of Russia and Russia of Turgenev. (SRCS)

    2014

    Huang Chin-Wen, Imagine a new society-Modern China Work-Study Mutual Aidism development and practice 1919-1922. (SRCS)

    2014

    Huang Dan, The Unbreakable Epistemology. (SRCS)

    2013

    Chu Ting-Ting, Structuralness and Historiography of Kyoto School's Philosophy of Wordly History: Center on Shigetaka Suzuki and Keiji Nishitani. (SRCS)

    2013

    Chen I-An, Groping for "the culture of Taiwan": Yang Yun Ping's Studies of Literature, Folklore, and History (1920-1970). (SRCS)

    2013

    Kung Teresa Yu-Yin, Chan Practices of the Formless True Form: Miaotian’s Insights and Related Topics. (SRCS)

    2012

    Wu Xin-Jie, Intimate Witness at the Borderline of Reality: A Study of YEH Chin-Fang's Photography. (SRCS)

    2012

    Fong Ci-Bin, From Dojo to Battle field: A Case Study of the Transformative Apparatus of Budo in Colonial Taiwan. (SRCS)

    2012

    Yang You-Yu, Writing the Functions of Pleasure: To Operate the Lacanian Logic of Limit. (SRCS)

    2010

    Wu Jia-Ling, Constructing the Image of Community : from Political Talk Show to Celebrity Imitated Show "People Pot". (SRCS)

    2010

    Ma Yu-Ting, A Contemplation on the Margin: “The Political” in Su Wan-Shen’s Paintings. (SRCS)

    2010

    Shen Shin-Chieh, “Feng-su in Trans-forming”-The question of ethical displacement under the colonial custom. (SRCS)

    2010

    Chang Yu-Shan, "Margin" or "Trend'– On the Generation Crossing Language Boundaries, Voices From "Yin-Lin Association". (SRCS)

    2010

    Hsu Ming-Han, The Painter of Non-sensical Life: Guo Jianying and Shanghai Neo-Sensualism (1927-1935). (SRCS)

    2007

    Zhou Yu-Xiu, A Project of Modernism: Film Cultural in Japanese period 1927-1937. (SRCS)

    2007

    Yuan Jin-Xuan, Cleanness and Censorship of Body:From The Epidemic Prevention to the Model of Language in Taiwan (1946~1947). (SRCS)

    2006

    Chen Ying-Hsuan, Underwear, Body and Society: Discursive Formations of Female Bodily Aesthetics in Taiwan (1940-1960). (SRCS)

    2006

    Hsu I-Hsin, A Visual Study of Diaspora: Hakka and Female Identity in Artist Juin Shieh's works. (SRCS)

    2005

    Chen Pei-Jean, Cultural Translation and Queer Formations of Homosexual Discourses in Taiwan. (SRCS)

    2005

    Lin Feng-Liang, When you say "we", who are you essentially ? The Cultural Logic of Sovereignty Revisited from 1945 to 1949 in Taiwan. (SRCS)

    2004

    Lee Tai-Ping, The Flâneurs in Shanghai——the Urban Writing of New Perceptionists. (Graduate Institute of Chinese Literature at Fu-Jen University)

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