Chang Wen-chin

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2007 to Aug 2008

Chang Wen-chin is a Research Fellow at the Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, Academia Sinica. Dr. Chang’s general academic interests include migration, borderland studies, ethnic politics and the economic history of ethnic Chinese in Southeast Asia. Her own research on the mobility and livelihoods of the migrant Yunnanese of Burma is related to these issues, grounded in an inter-disciplinary approach that draws on anthropology, history and area studies. She is author of the monograph Beyond Borders: Stories of Yunnanese Chinese  (Cornell University Press, 2014) and has co-edited two volumes – Chinese Circulations: Capital, Commodities, and Networks in Southeast Asia (2011) and Burmese Lives: Ordinary Life Stories under the Burmese Regime (2014).