|Name:||Tsai Jia-Shin 蔡嘉信|
|Home Institiution:||Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica|
|Duration of Stay:||29 June to 30 July 2023|
Jia-Shin Tsai is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica. He received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing Hua University. His dissertation examines how civic actors work on capitalism in urban and rural Taiwan, based on the cases of urban reform initiatives (including protest against unreasonable housing price, tenant services, and community architecture actions), and emerging rural solidarity initiatives in Puli township since 2010s. He seeks to further develop the studied cases and findings in his dissertation from the perspectives of lifestyle politics, politics of dwelling, and community organizing.
Tsai, Jia-Shin. 2016. “How Communities were Studied? Three Approaches to Community Studies in Taiwan in the 1960s and the 1970s.” Thought and Words: Journal of the Humanities and Social Science 54(2): 291-331.
Tsai, Jia-Shin. 2011. “The Change of ‘Tsau-di’: How the Landscape of a Rural Village Transformed from Qing Dynasty to the 1970s.” Thought and Words: Journal of the Humanities and Social Science 49(4): 89-137.