• Northern Arizona University, Instructor

Years of Affiliation: Hou Family Fellow from 2017-2018

During her time at the Fairbank Center, Weiti Chen will work on a project entitled “Empire, Migration, and Social Mobility: Taiwanese Physicians in Japan’s ‘Great East Asia’.” This project will examine the education and movement of Taiwanese medical professionals during the period of Japanese control and examine the impacts of this group on the Japanese Empire. As a Hou Family Fellow, Weiti’s work will contribute not only to Taiwan Studies, but also to studies of neo-imperialism in East Asia and the flow of human capital in a time of globalization.

Research Interests: Neo-Imperialism in East Asia, medicine, politics, and culture, Japan and Taiwan studies

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies