Dr. Ya-chen Chen is an emergent diversity scholar cited by the National Center of Institutional Diversity (NCID) at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Her academic fields include Sino-Western comparative literature, Asian Studies, women’s and gender studies, (multi)cultural studies, and film studies.
Ya-chen Chen is the recipient of Fu Cheng Literary Award (1995), CCA (Council for Cultural Affairs) Modern Literary Research Award (1997-8), Lynn Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship in Women’s and Gender Studies (2001-2005), Faculty Fellowship Publication Program (FFPP) Grant (2009), William Stuart Research Award (2009), and Taiwan Studies Research Travel Grant (the first and so far the only Chinese-heritage winner, 2010).
Gender in Contemporary Chinese Societies: Beyond Han Patriarchy (forthcoming)
Higher Education in East Asia: Neoliberalism and the Professoriate (2009)
Women in Taiwan: Sociocultural Perspectives (2009)
Farewell My Concubine: Same-Sex Readings and Cross-Cultural Dialogues (2004)
Dr. Chen's academic articles appear in American Journal of Chinese Studies, Borrowers and Lenders: Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation, Asian Cinema, Mediascape: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, Feminism/o, Dangdai (Con-Temporary), and Shijie dianying (World Cinema), etc. Most of them are also included in Ohio State University’s MCLC (Modern Chinese Literature and Culture) online resource center.