This year’s Hou Family Fellows are:

Chih-wei Chung

Chih-wei Chung is a Ph.D. candidate in Taiwan Literature at National Taiwan University. His research interests center around Sinophone Studies, particularly the realm of Taiwanese literature. He will be working on “Heteroglossia and articulations of Taiwan identity.”

Jaw-nian (Ted) Huang

Jaw-Nian Huang is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of California, Riverside. He is interested in taking a political economy perspective on the potential impacts that China’s economic rise might have on human rights and democracy in its neighboring societies and the rest of the world. His dissertation explores how Taiwan’s economic dependence on the US and China interacted with the Taiwanese state’s changing economic role to influence the development of freedom of the press in Taiwan. At the Fairbank Center he will be working on a postdoctoral project dealing with “China’s Authoritarian Diffusion, Cross-Strait Media Politics, and Local Responses in Taiwan and Hong Kong.”

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies