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Global & Area Studies


Yi-Ling Chen

Associate Professor of Global & Area Studies and Geography
Ph.D., Rutgers University
M.S., B.S., National Taiwan University
Office: Ross Hall, 236

Dr. Chen is a geographer 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.


Referred 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.

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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