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Yi-Ling Chen

Department of Geography

Associate Professor

Director, International Studies

Ph.D., Urban Planning and Policy Development, Rutgers University

M.S., Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University

B.S., Civil Engineering, National Taiwan University

A&S Building, Room 326

Office Hours: posted on office door and by appointment

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Specialties/areas of interest

Urban Planning

East Asia

Urban Movements and Housing Policies

Economic Geography

Global Cities

Urban Geography

Gender and Geography

Development Geography

  • Urban Planning
  • East Asia
  • Urban Movements and Housing Policies
  • Economic Geography
  • Global Cities
  • Urban Geography
  • Gender and Geography
  • Development Geography

Current research projects

  • The Formation of Social Rental Housing: Comparative Housing Policies in Europe, USA and East Asia (South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore)
  • Contesting Urban Space in East Asia: Recasting Neoliberalism upon Housing
  • The Fragile Right to the City: Homeownership and Speculative Urbanism in Taipei
  • Identity Politics, Community Participation and the Making of New Places in Taiwan



Economic Geography

Geography and Development

Global Cities

Gender, Place, and Space

Economic Development in Asia

China and Globalization

Introduction to Asian Studies


Peer-Reviewed Publications

2016                   Chen, Yi-Ling. “Gender and the Housing ‘Questions’ in Taiwan,” In: the special issue of ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies, The Housing Question Revisited, (Gordon MacLeod, Tom Slater, Anders Lund Hansen, Henrik Gutzon Larsen (eds)),  Vo. 15, No. 3, pp. 639-658

2015                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Identity Politics, Community Participation and the Making of New Places: Examples from Hualien City, Taiwan.” In Politics, Power and Community (Sarah Banks, Rosie R Meade and Mae Shaw (eds)). Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 85-102.

2015                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “The factors and implications of rising housing prices in Taiwan,” In: Taiwan-U.S. Quarterly Analysis, Brookings Institute, Number 18 of 18, July 2015.

2014                    Chen, Yi-Ling and Herng-Dar Bih. “The Pro-Market Housing System in Taiwan,” In: Housing in East Asia (John Doling and Richard Ronald (eds.)), Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 205-229.

2013                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Taiwan’s Housing System: The Crises under Free Market and Commodification,” In: Urban Planning International, Beijing, China. No. 135 (April, 2013), pp. 10-17. (In Chinese)

2012                    Chen, Yi-Ling and William Li. “Neo-liberalism, the Developmental State and Housing Policy in Taiwan,” In: Locating Neoliberalism in East Asia: Neoliberalizing Spaces in Developmental States (Bae-Gyoon Park, Asato Saito, and Richard Child Hill (eds.)), Studies in Urban and Social Change Series, Blackwell Publishing, pp. 196-224.

2011                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “New Prospects for Social Rental Housing in Taiwan: The Role of Housing Affordability Crises and the Housing Movement,” International Journal of Housing Policy. Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 325–338.

2011                    Bih, Herng-Dar and Yi-Ling Chen. “Neoliberalization and the Invisibility of Women’s Housing Problems in Taiwan,” In: Women and Housing: An international Analysis (Patricia Kennett and Kam Wah Chan (eds.)), London & New York: Routledge, pp. 152-170.

2010                    Chen, Yi-Ling and William Li. “Neoliberalisation, State and Housing Market: Transformation of Housing Policies in Taiwan.” Journal of Geographical Science. 59: 105-131. (In Chinese).

2006                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Housing and Single Mothers in the KMT Regime of Taiwan, 1949~2000.” Geography Research Forum.  Vol. 26, pp. 93-114.

2005                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Chapter 5: Provision for Collective Consumption: Housing Production under Neoliberalism,” In: Globalizing Taipei: The Political Economy of Spatial Development (Reginald Y.W. Kwok (ed.)), London & New York: Routledge, pp. 99-119.


Recent Non-Refereed Chapters in Books and Journals

2016                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “How an American University Recruits New Faculties: My Experience in the Hiring Committee at the University of Wyoming.” Reporter. (In Chinese)

2014                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Recent Housing Problems in Taiwan,” In: Asia-Pacific Networks for Housing Research Newsletter. Hong Kong. No. 21 (July 2014), pp. 8.

2013                    Chen, Yi-Ling. “Imagining a New Home—Feminism and Architecture,” In: Taiwan Architect. Taiwan: Taipei. No. 462 (June 2013), pp. 92-97. (In Chinese)

2012                    Chen, Yi-Ling. 2012. “Social Housing in Korea,” In: Interlocution: University and Social Engagement (electronic journal). Taiwan: Taipei. (in Chinese)

2012                    Chen, Yi-Ling. 2012. “Huei-Lan City: A New Imagination of the Pacific City,” In: East Coast Review (electronic magazine). Taiwan: Hualien. (In Chinese)


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