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Yen-Fen Tseng

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Education: Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles
LAB: Sociology Building 307
TEL: +886 (0)2-33661222

Research Fields

International Migration; Ethnic Relations; Economic Sociology

Research Interests

The Political Economy of Migrations, Immigration Policies, Citizenships


Recent Publications (2009-2015)

Journal Articles

●Yen-Fen Tseng and Hong-Zen Wang (2013). “Governing Migrant Workers at a Distance: Managing the Temporary Status of Guest workers in Taiwan.” International Migration. Vol. 51(4):1-19.

●Yen-Fen Tseng (2011). “Shanghai Rush: Skilled migrants in a fantasy city.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol 37(5):765-784.

●Yen-Fen Tseng, and Jieh-min Wu (2011). “Reconfiguring Citizenship and Nationality: Dual Citizenship of Taiwanese Migrants in China.” Citizenship Studies, Vol.15 (2): 265-282.

Book Chapters

●Yen-Fen Tseng. (2016). “Escalator or Merry-Go-Round? Taiwanese Skilled Migration to China,” in Taiwan and the “China Impact”, edited by Gunter Schubert, Routledge.

●Yen-Fen Tseng. (2015). “How Does Identity Matters? Taiwanese cultural workers in China,” in Border Crossing in Greater China: Production, Community and Identity, edtied by Jenn-Hwan Wang, Routledge.

●Yen-Fen Tseng .(2013) “Taiwanese Middle Classes in Shanghai: Causes and Consequences of Skilled Migration.” in Chinese Middle Classes: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao, and China. Routledge.

●Yen-Fen Tseng. (2011). “Marriage migration to East Asia: Current Issues and Propositions in Making Comparisons.” in Cross-Border Marriage Migration in East and Southeast Asia: Socio-Demographic Patterns and Issues. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

●Yen-Fen Tseng and Yukiko Komiya. (2011). “Classism in immigration control and migrant integration.” Politics of Difference in Taiwan. Routledge.


●2001, Fulbright Scholarly Exchange Award.

●1997, Canadian Faculty Research Award

●Best Paper Finalist, Urban Affairs Association, 1993.

●Ph.D. Dissertation Grant, Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, 1992.