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Ti-han Chang

EATS Board Member, 2022-24

Ti-han Chang is a lecturer (assistant professor) in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. Her research focuses on the contemporary eco-literature in Taiwan and its implication in the Asia Pacific region. Ti-han is particularly interested in postcolonial ecocriticism, which draws her attention to topics such as nonhuman agency, borders and nations, climate change and migration. At her home institute, she serves as the deputy head at the Centre of Austronesian Studies (COAST), and further contributes her research works through the Norther Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITS) and the Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX). Externally, Ti-han serves as the treasurer and board member of the Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies (AFET) and has recently been elected also as a board member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS). Since 2019, she is engaged with multiple research projects which investigate the Pacific climate migrants and the narratives of the displaced. Her recent publications include: “Shaping Taiwan’s History through Non-human Agents” (2020), “New Zealand’s Political Responses to Climate Change and Migration in the Pacific: A Perspective from the South” (forthcoming 2022), and “Representing Postcolonial Water Environments in Contemporary Taiwanese Literature” (forthcoming 2023). Apart from her academic publications, she also contributes online articles on more general environmental and literature topics for The Conversation and Taiwan Insights. Currently, she is preparing her monograph on contemporary eco-writings in Taiwan and an edited volume, “Identities on the Move: Exile, Migration, Diaspora and Representation”, with several colleagues from MIDEX.

Dr Ti-han Chang, lecturer (assistant professor), Asia Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire