Junior Professor of Modern Taiwan Studies, Department of Chinese Studies
Department of Chinese Studies, University of Tübingen
(Maternity leave April 2021-April 2022)
European Reserach Center on Contemporary Taiwan
University of Tübingen
Bright Futures: A Comparative Study of Internally and Internationally Mobile Chinese Higher Education Students
University of Essex
European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan
University of Tübingen
PhD in Sociology
University of Essex
'Becoming Taiwanese: Citizenship Struggles and the Politics of Mainland Chinese Marriage Immigrants in Taiwan'
Supervisor: Prof. Yasemin Soysal
Department of Sociology and Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities (CISH), University of Essex
- Gender, Mobility and Intimacy
- East Asian Societies
- Student Migration, Health and Wellbeing
- Chinese Overseas in Europe
- Migrant Entrepreneurship
- China’s Public Diplomacy
Tseng, Y. C. (2023) China’s Twitter Diplomacy in Germany: Practices, Reactions, and Discrepancies, Journal of Contemporary China, DOI: 10.1080/10670564.2023.2193148 (published online in March 2023) (Impact Factor: 3.126)
Tran, E., & Tseng, Y. C. (2022). To Trust or Not to Trust? COVID-19 Facemasks in China–Europe Relations: Lessons from France and the United Kingdom. Journal of Risk and Financial Management, 15(4), 187. doi.org/10.3390/jrfm15040187. (Impact Factor: 2.4)
Tseng, Y. C. (2021). “It’s not marriage!”: framing and mobilizing in the anti-same-sex marriage movement. In Taiwan during the first administration of Tsai Ing-wen: navigating in stormy waters, edited by Schubert and Lee. London: Routledge.
Tseng, Y. C. (2019). Introduction to Family, Gender and State: the Perspectives of East Asian Migrants. Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives 13(1): 1-4. doi.org/10.1163/24522015-01301001.
Tseng, Y. C. (2019) Raising Global Families: Parenting, Immigration, and Class in Taiwan and the US by Pei-Chia Lan (book review). China Review International 24(2), 125-129. University of Hawai'i Press. doi.org/10.1353/cri.2017.0021.
Tseng, Y. C. (2017). Should I stay or should I go? Migration trajectories of Chinese–Taiwanese couples in third countries. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 26(4), 413-435. doi.org/10.1177/0117196817747296. (Impact Factor: 0.659)
Tseng, Y. C., Cheng, I & Fell, D (2014) The politics of the mainland spouses’ rights claims movements in Taiwan. In Migration to and from Taiwan, edited by Fell, D., Chiu, K. F. & Lin, P. London: Routledge.
Health and wellbeing of international students in the higher education sector: the examples of Taiwan and Germany, funded by NTU International Collaboration Seed Funding (MOE HE Sprout: 111L2033-19), principal investigator
|2022-2025||How China Speaks to the World in the COVID-19 Era- China’s Political Communication and Mobilisation in Europe, funded by Hong Kong General Research Fund (RGC Ref. N0. 12605521), co-investigator|
COMPLETED PROJECTS AND AWARDS
|2021-2022||China’s Twitter Diplomacy: Content and Impact, funded by Aarhus University, Denmark, co-investigator|
|2019||Teach at Tübingen Fund, funded by University of Tübingen|
Essex Sociology Small Grants Award, funded by University of Essex
|2023||(His)Stories of Chinese diaspora & education migrants, Trier University, Germany|
|2023||Roundtable discussion on “Migration and Health”, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University, Taiwan|
Trans-Asia Mobilities and Gender: migration to and from Taiwan, BK21China-Japan Education & Research Group, Korean University
|Cross-border Marriages and transnational couples in Taiwan, Research Group of Migration in East Asia, University of Vienna, Austria|
|2019||Asian (Im)mobilities in an era of pandemic: the pandemic and nationalised (im)mobility in Taiwan, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Bologna, Italy|
|2019||Taiwan Studies in Europe, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Culture, National Taipei University of Education, Taiwan|
Trans-mobility in Asia’, Faculty of Ethnology and Sociology, Workshop for Department of Sociology, Inner Mongolia University, China.
Should I stay or should I go? Migration trajectories of Chinese-Taiwanese couples in third countries, SOAS
|2018||‘Migration and Citizenship- Migrants in Globalized Taiwan’, the RMIT lecture series in International School of Technology and Management, Feng Chia University, Taiwan.|
|2022||‘EU Mobility on sale: Chinese Investors and Immigrant Investment Programs in Greece and Portugal’, 30th Anniversary Conference of the International Society for the Study of Chinese Overseas, San Francisco.|
‘Othering China: German Media Discourse During the Pandemic’, in JCC Special Issue Conference, organized by the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and the Comparative Governance and Policy Research Centre at the Hong Kong Baptist University.
Transnational Economies, Digital Labour and Globalization: Exploring Chinese Entrepreneurs’ Mobilities and Connections, panel organizer in Biennial DGA Conference on Contemporary Asia.
‘To Trust or not to Trust? Face Masks in China-Europe Relations —A Comparison of Sino-French and Sino-British Relations’, in Racialisation and Social Boundary-Making in Times of COVID-19, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
|2019||‘“It’s not marriage!”: framing and mobilizing in the anti-same-sex marriage movement’, in Navigating in Stormy Waters: Taiwan during the first administration of Tsai, Ing-wen, University of Tübingen, Germany.|
|2019||‘Another brick in the wall- student mobility and knowledge circulation between Taiwan and Southeast Asian countries’, in Annual Conference of Taiwanese Scoiological Association, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.|
‘The Transnational Social Space of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Southern Europe in Times of Economic Crisis- the Case of Greece’ in the 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars, University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
|2018||‘Belt and Road and the Space between: the Transnational Social Space of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Southern Europe in Times of Economic Crisis ’, Chinese in Europe: New Mobilities and Developments (3rd CERPE Workshop), Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain.|
|2018||‘Moulding a Desired Wife: Marriage Migrants and the Framings of the Ideal Citizen in Taiwan’, The Invisible Within: Actors, Relationships and Activities in Chinese Migrant Families, University of Central Lancashire.|
Department of Sociology, Inner Mongolian University, China
Asia Pacific Viewpoint, Ethnicities, European Journal of East Asian Studies, Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, Journal of Chinese Overseas, and Journal of Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives
UK Higher Education Academy
|Dec 2019|| |
Where do the major parties stand on immigration? Taiwan Insight. Available at:
Colum articles on the UDN News (in Mandarin)