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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHung-Yang Lin (2011.8-2012.8)
Dr. Hung-Yang Lin is a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for China Studies of National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan, who is interested in the issues about social security systems, social insurance programmes, social policy and legislation, labour policy and welfare, and worldwide pension systems and reforms. He obtained his PhD in social policy from the University of York in the UK in January 2011 with a thesis titledPensions in the Chinese Community, which not only intended to enquire into the factors driving the development of pension policies in China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, but also attempted to evaluate the input and output performances of them with a policy index system. He has published 2 journal articles, 2 book chapters, 9 conference papers and 9 commentaries about pension reform, labour policy and welfare, social policy and legislation, social insurance system and comparative studies on social security schemes in English and Chinese. He is currently working on the research and books about comparative studies of pension provisions in Asian societies, short-time compensation, Kurzarbeitergeld and work-sharing schemes and social security law in Taiwan (a volume of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, published by Kluwer Law International).
Dr.Shuwei Huang is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Center for Chinese Studies of National Chengcji University (NCCU) in Taiwan, who is interested in the issues about urban sociology, political economy of space, urban politics and global city. He obtained his Ph.D in sociology from Tunghai University in Taiwan in February 2011 with a thesis titled Global Cities and Re-territorialization of states: A Comparative study between Taiwan and Singapore. Drawing from the reflection on state theory, state rescaling, and urban governance restructuring in Taiwan and Singapore, the main purpose of this dissertation attempts to investigate the challenge of contemporary developmental state and to explore the role of the "Globalizing City Strategy" in shaping the process of re-territorization of state and effecting the national politics. Right now he is working on the research about how global immigration effect urban politics and the relationship between water resource and urban development.
Dr. Wu is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Center for Chinese Studies of National Chengcji University (NCCU) in Taiwan, who is interested in the issues about economic sociology, China’s local economic development, globalization and local industry. He obtained his Ph. D in sociology from Tunghai University in Taiwan in June 2011 based on a dissertation titled From "Enclave" to Learning Region: How Local Institutions and FDI-driven Development Shape the Economic Transition in Suzhou. Through a case study of Suzhou city, his purpose is to discuss Suzhou’s technological learning system whether towards a learning region from 1978 to 2010. He stressed the coupling relationships between the local institutions and the FDI-led, which crystallized the economic consequence of Suzhou’ IT industry was “development but without technological learning”. Hence, it is not successes model that learning region of technology and knowledge had embedded in Suzhou. He is currently engaged in research areas relevant to business history and Taiwan’s pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Szu-hung Fang is a Post-doctoral Fellow at Center for Chinese Studies of National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan, who is interested in the issues about environmental politics, climate governance, carbon market, energy security and energy democracy. He obtained his Ph.D in International Relations from University of Sussex in the UK in January 2013 with a thesis titled Governing Carbon: China in Global Climate Politics. Based on a revised governmentality approach, the thesis reviews China’s role in global climate politics and the governmental rationalities underpinning its climate strategy and climate governance contextually and historically. How China introduce and interpret the market-driven carbon trading and transform it into another governing tool in its environmental governance is also analyzed in the thesis. Relevant research findings are gradually published in both Chinese and English. Currently he is working on the research about the energy and resource politics in East Asia, and the transition from energy security to energy democracy.
Dr. I-Liang Wahn obtained his Ph.D in Sociology from University of Essex in the UK in January 2014. His research interest includes consumer politics, market society, and East Asian Capitalism. His thesis, titled The Politics and Processes of Consumer Market Institutionalization: a neo-Polanyian Perspective, compares consumer politics in Japan, China, and Taiwan. The research applied the concept of instituted economic process to examine consumer policies, consumer movements, and the changes of consumer issues. It analyses how consumer regimes reflected specific political economic change in East Asian Capitalism, how civil societies failed to shape the institutions of consumer market, and how the mass media and social media changed the way the role of the consumer is imagined and debated.His current research investigates ‘blackheart goods in China’, analyzing the social economic process in shaping consumer market disorder. It examines how the economic process of consumer market competition shapes product qualification and consumption. This is also added with the analysis of the social process of distrusting facilitated by media reporting and state deregulation in the development of product scandals.