Jennifer Hsieh holds a Ph.D. in anthropology from Stanford University and comes to the Fairbank Center from the University of Amsterdam where she was a Vossius Fellow. She will be working on a project entitled “From Festival to Decibel: Making Noise in Urban Taiwan,” which is a study of the scientific, bureaucratic, and audiovisual practices underlying the production of noise as a regulatory object from early twentieth-century Taiwan to the present.

Research Interests: Urban soundscapes, technology, governance

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies