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Department of Geography

Yi-Ling ChenYi-Ling Chen


Ross Hall, 236

Office Hours

Ross Hall 236

Wednesday 1:20-3

Thursday: 2:40-4

Associate Professor of Global & Area Studies and Geography

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

Dr. Chen is interested in the interaction of urban planning and social change. She splits her time between Global & Area Studies and the Department of Geography. Her research has focused on urban social movements, particularly those concerning housing access in Taiwan. Her teaching more broadly covers Asia, development, urban planning and urban social movements.


Refereed Articles

Chen, Yi-Ling. 2013. “Taiwan’s Housing System: The Crises under Free Market and Commodification,” In: Urban Planning International, Beijing, China. 135 (In Chinese)

Chen, Yi-Ling. 2011. “New Prospects for Social Rental Housing in Taiwan: The Role of Housing Affordability Crises and the Housing Movement,” International Journal of Housing Policy. 11:3.

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

Refereed Book Chapters

Chen, Yi-Ling. 2015. “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.

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

Chen, Yi-Ling and William Li. 2012, “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.

Bih, Herng-Dar and Yi-Ling Chen. 2011. “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.

Non-Refereed Chapters in Books and Journals

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

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

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

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

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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Contracts & grants (from 2010)

Funded Projects as PI

2011-2012. Low-Income Single Mothers and the Social Housing Movement in Taiwan, Basic Research Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Wyoming. $1,500.

2007-2010. The Production of New Urban Places: Strategies of Urban Development at Hualien City, Taiwan. National Science Council, Taiwan. NT$ 986,000 (about US$ 30,000).

Funded Projects as Co-PI

2012-2013. Participatory Design of Social Housing: Housing for Low-Income Single Mother Families, National Science Council, Taiwan. NT$ 876,000 (about US$ 29,000)

2010-2012. Women and Housing: A Feminist Analysis, National Science Council, Taiwan. NT$ 1700,000 (about US$ 58,000).

Regular Courses

INST 2230 Introduction to Asian Studies GEOG 3030 Geography and Development INST/GEOG 30540 Economic Geography

INST 4560/GEOG 4480 Global Cities

INST 4950 Capstone Seminar

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