Kuan-Hsing Chen


National Chiao Tung University

Kuan-Hsing Chen is a professor in the Graduate Institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, and also the coordinator of the Center for Asia-Pacific/ Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University. He has held visiting professorships at universities in Korea, China, Japan, Singapore and the U.S. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English, including edited volumes in English: Stuart Hall: Critical Dialogues in Cultural Studies (1996) and Trajectories: Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (1998); and in Chinese: De-Imperialization—Asia as Method (2006), Cultural Studies in Taiwan (2000) and The Partha Chatterjee Seminar--Locating Political Society: Modernity, State Violence and Postcolonial Democracies (2000). His own books include Media/Cultural Criticism: A Popular-Democratic Line of Flight (1992, in Chinese), and The Imperialist Eye (2003, in Korean). An active intellectual, he has organized and participated in many local, regional and international events. His writings have frequently been translated and published in Korea, China and Japan. He was founding President of the Cultural Studies Association, Taiwan, and is on the board of the (international) Association for Cultural Studies. A core member of Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, he is a co-executive editor of the journal and the book series Inter-Asia Cultural Studies: Movements.