• Distinguished Professor
  • Graduate Institute of Philosophy
  • National Central University
  • Chungli, Taiwan320

  • Ph.D.
  • Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington,
  • USA.
  • --
  • MA.
  • Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University,
  • Nova Scotia, Canada.
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A. Books
2012 People in Trouble: Depression, Emotion Management and the Dark Side of Modernity. Co-author: Josephine Ho.  Taishe Academic Books series.  Published by Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies.
2011 Changing Sexual Landscape: The China Turn, edited by Yin-Bin Ning. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2011.
2009 An Ethical Inquiry Into Prostitution. Taishe Academic Books series 14. Published by Taiwan : A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies.
2008 Taking Pornography Seriously, edited by Yin-Bin Ning and Josephine Ho. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU.
2007 Lectures on Sex/Gender Studies in Taiwan.  Vols. I and II.  Beijing: Jiuzhou Press.  This is a renewed edition of the 2005 book (Introduction to Politics of Sexuality), with a new chapter by Yin-Bin Ning. (in Simplified Chinese)
2007 Sexual Ethic Without Morality: Sexual Ethics and Sex Critique. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU.
2005 Introduction to Politics of Sexuality: Lectures on Sex Rights Movement in Taiwan. Collaborative work with Josephine (Chuen-juei) Ho and Naifei Ding. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU. (in Simplified Chinese)
2004 Sex Work and Modernity. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU. (in Simplified Chinese)
2004 Body Politics and Media Criticism. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU. (in Complicated Chinese)


B. Journal Articles
“Critique of Feminist View in the Revision of Rape Law of Taiwan.”  The Taiwan Law Review 205 (June 2012): 263-273
The Socio-Cultural Exclusion and the Regulation of Sexuality in Taiwan .  Liverpool Law Review 33.1 (2012): 67-76.
"Philosophical Reflections on the Amending Sexual Assault Law concerning Young Children in Taiwan", Chinese (Sex)uality/Gender-Age Machine, edited by Chiu Man Chung. HongKong: Red Corporation Limited, 2012. pp. 242-258.
“The Starting Point Theory: A Non-Traditional Essentialist view of (trans)gender.” Sexuality Research in China 6 (2011): 277-281.
"The Sexual Love of Child from a Psychoanalytical Point of View." Growing up Horny. Edited and Published by Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association, 2011.
"Against the 'Queer' Current ?", Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 13 (2011 Fall): 324-337。
"The Extreme Protectionist Prejudice: Technocratic Government through Child Welfare in the New Regulatory State of Taiwan" ,,Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 83 (Aug 2011) : 279-293.
“(Taking) A Break from Feminism” , Feminism in China 12 (July 2011): 305-312.
“After the China Turn in Gender/Sexuality Research (Forward)”, Changing Sexual Landscape: The China Turn, edited by Yin-Bin Ning. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2011. iii-viii.
“Sameness Theory: The Research Program of Gender/Sexuality Minority”, Changing Sexual Landscape: The China Turn, edited by Yin-Bin Ning. Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2011. 45-62.
“The Social Sex’ as Sexuality.” Connections: Trans-Local exchanges in Chinese Gender/Sexuality, edited by Josephine Ho.  Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2010. pp.3-13.
“The China Turn in Gender/Sexuality Study.”  Preface to Connections: Trans-Local exchanges in Chinese Gender/Sexuality, edited by Josephine Ho.   Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2010. pp. iii-vi.
“Human Dog: The Cause and Enigma of SM.”  Introduction to The Army Dog, Taipei: Basic Books, 2010. 4-21. Revised as “Human Dog: SM in Light of Sameness Theory” in Changing Sexual Landscape: The China Turn, 189-203.
“Re-Naming Sexual Perverts.” (with Josephine Ho) International Chinese Sexology Journal, ICSJ. Vol. 9, No. 3 (2009): 13-14. Published by International
“How Would Chinese Be (Alter-Native) Chinese Again?”, Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 74 (June 2009) : 223-239. (Issues and Discussions) .
“Child Welfare Law, and The Politics of Child (Sexual) Abuse”,Child Sexual Assault: Listen and Respect.  Edited by Chiu-Man Chung.  HongKong: Red Corporation Limited, 2009.  156-195.
“The Politics of Civilizing Body: Pubic Hair Monologue or Pubic Hair Going Public”,Chinese Sex Rights Research,1(2009):102-104.  Published by WACS (World Association of Chinese Sexologists).
“SM and SM porn: From an Ethical Point of View”,Chinese Sexuality Research, 1.2 (2008): 74-83.  Published by WACS (World Association of Chinese Sexologists) (ISSN:19348949).
“Compound Society”,  Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 71 (September 2008) : 275-279.  (Issues and Discussions) .
“Taking Pornography Seriously”, Taking Pornography Seriously, edited by Yin-Bin Ning and Josephine Ho.  Chungli: Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU: 2007. 3-33.
“Cannibals and Their Animal Friends: From Animal Love to Animal Right.”  Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 68 (Dec 2007): 345-359.
“Social Construction or Destruction of Homosexuals?—Conservative or Revolutionary Constructionism of the Reality of Homosexuality.” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 20(March 2007): 1-55.
“On Mutuality of Sex, and Reciprocity of Sex Trade.” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 18(Sept. 2006): 151-174. Abstract
“Anti-censorship Campaign and a Nascent Social Movement in Taiwan.”  Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in “Social Studies 60 (Dec 2005): 179- 196.
“The Politics of Death in Modernity.” Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies. 1(Sept. 2005): 1-45. Abstract
“Exclusive Civil Society: Citizenship, Governance and 'Culture Wars'.“ Rethinking and Recasting Citizenship: Social Exclusion and Marginality in Chinese Societies. Eds. May Tam, Ku Hok-bun, and Travis Kong. Hong Kong: Centre for Social Policy Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2005. 3-26.
“Sex Work and Modernity (Second Treatise): A Goffmanian Interpretive Analysis.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 55(Sept. 2004): 141-224. Abstract
“Sex Work and Modernity (First Treatise) : Modern Self and Its Conditions.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 53 (March 2004): 85-143. Abstract
“Transgender Aesthetics: Late Modernity and the Floating Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU, 2003. 283 - 312.
“Is Sex Work really Work? -- Marx's Theory of Commodity and the Social Constructionism of Sex Work.“ Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies . 46 (June 2002): 87-139. Republished in Interventions: Taishe Reader in Intellectual Thought. Vol. 2.  Edited by Jinn-YYuh Hsu and Kuan-Hsing Chen.  Taipei: Tongsan Book, 2008.  99-144. Abstract
“Sexual Ethics and Beyond.“ Philosophy Magazine 33(Aug 2000): 62-75. Revised and republished in my 2008 book Sexual Ethic Without Morality, 55-68.
“Towards a Multiculturalist Sexuality Education: Education as Sexuality Education, and Sexuality Education as Education.“ (With Josephine Ho)From Queer Space to Education Space.Ed. Josephine Ho.Taipei: Rye Field Publishing Co., 2000. 373-398.(Originally published at The International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Multicultural Education.May 31, 1997.Sponsored by the Department of Education of Taiwan Normal University.) Abstract
“Modernity of Harassment and the Politics of Citizenship: Sexual Emancipation of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violation.“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 5&6(1999): 238-272.
“From Torture, Maltreat to Mistreat Children: The Politics of the Translation of Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse." Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 5&6 (June 1999): 273-282.
“The Consensus Construction and the Legislation of Sexual Harassment: A Response to Dr. M.L. Ng.“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 5&6 (June 1999): 293-315.
“The Sexual Morality of Politician and the Rationalization of the State.“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 5&6 (June 1999): 444-454.
“Ethnic Politics and Prostitute Politics: Response to Prof. Zh-iu Sh.“Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 5&6 (June 1999): 455-458.
“On Viagra: Modern Drug-Use and Body Management.“ Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies. 33(March 1999): 225-252. Abstract
“Harding's Feminist Standpoint Theory. NSC Studies on Philosophy 1993-1996.“ Taipei: National Science Council and Sun Yat-Sen Institute for Social Sciences and Philosophy Academia Sinica, 1999. 261-296
“Notes Towards An Intellectual History of Sexual Emancipation: Erotic Politics, Erotic Minority, Erotic Stratification.“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 3&4 (September 1998): 179-234. Abstrac
“What Is Queer Politics?“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies , 3&4 (September 1998): 32-46.
“The Sexuality and Work in Sex Work.“ Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 1&2 (January 1998): 240-263.
“The Community of Lesbian/Gay and Sex worker: Imaginary and Real Solidarity.“Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 1&2 (January 1998): 264-310. Revised and republished in Critical Sexual Politics, edited by Wei-cheng Chu, Taishe Reader in Gender/Sexuality and Queer, 2008.  341-379.
“From Sexual Chauvinism to Erotic Chauvinism: A Critique of Contemporary Taiwan Mainstream Feminism.Working Papers in Gender / Sexuality Studies, 1&2 (January 1998): 178-192.
“Idiosyncratic Sexuality and The Social Construction of Sexuality: Towards A Theory of Sexual Emancipation.“Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies, 26 (June 1997): 67-128.  Also Published in Visionary Essays in Sexuality/Gender Studies: Proceedings of the First Annual Conference On Sexuality Education, Sexology, Trans/Gender Studies and LesBiGay Studies. Vols. One.  Ed. Josephine Ho.  Taipei: Meta Media Publishers, 1997.  109-190.  Republished in Critical Sexual Politics, edited by Wei-cheng Chu, Taishe Reader in Gender/Sexuality and Queer, 2008.  35-86 Abstract
“On the Conditions of the Rise of Applied Ethics in U.S.: Some Controversies concerning Applied Ethics and Their Implications for the Study of Philosophy in the Third World.“ Forth Conference of American Literature and Thought: The Philosophy Anthology. Taipei: Academia Sinica, 1995. 53-77.
“Althusser's Structuralist Model.“ Humanities East/West 12 ( 1994.6) : 131-143.Abstract
“Localized Philosophy of Science as Applied Philosophy: Knowledge/Power and General Education.“Con-temporary 87 (1993.7): 108-121,.
“Knowledge/Power: As a Theme of New Philosophy of Science.“ Humanities 11 (1993.6) : 85-115.
“Waiting for Another Fromm.“ Con-temporary 57(Jan 1991): 92-106.
“Tillich, Bible Criticism and Hermeneutics: What is Theology.“ Con-temporary 31 (Nov 1988): 16-28.
“The Future of a Philosophy.“ Intellectual 4.2 (winter 1988): 14-17.
 
C. Conference Papers (Listed Only Unpublished)
“Recent Controversy of Amending Sexual Assault Law concerning Young Children in Taiwan.”  Forum on Children’s Law in Greater China, Sponsored by Trans-disciplines Legal Theory and Police Research Center, Hong Kong Shue Yan University. June 25, 2011.
“Gender Rights, Gendering Capability and Politics of Transsexualism.” Power and Pluralism: Third International Conference of Chinese Sexuality Study.  Sponsored by Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China. June 21-23, 2011.
“(Sexual) Harassment and Civilized Modernity.” Gender/Sexual Conference: Gender/Sexuality Politics in HongKong, Chinese University of HongKong, April 15-17, 2011.
“Gendering as a Central Human Capability and the Politics of Transsexualism.”  The International Conference on Queer Diaspora, Sponsored by Taiwan University, June 11-12, 2010.
“Public Sex, Privacy and Sexual Harassment.” 2010 Cultural Studies Association Conference, Sponsored by Cultural Studies Association. January 9-10, 2010, at National Cheng-Kung University, Tainan.
“The Social Construction of Commercial Sex Trade and the Reformist Agenda of Prostitution.” Governing Sex Trade: Law and Public Policy Experts Round Table Conference. Sponsored by Women and Family Study Center of the Academy of Social Science of Zhejiang Province, undertaken by Cross-Strait Gender Study and Education Center of Xiamen University. November, 28-29, 2010, at Xiamen, Fujian.
“The Social Conditions of the Cultural Production of New Asian Masculinity.” Conference on the Role of Male in Promoting Gender Equity. Sponsored by Ford Foundation and Szechuan Women Study Institute. November 20-22, 2009, Chengdu, China.
“Taiwan’s Child Welfare Law and its Politics.” 2009 Cross-Strait Conference on Gender/Sexuality Deployment. Sponsored by Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU. December 5-6, 2009
“Child Abuse and its Politics.” Second International Conference of Chinese Sexuality Study. Sponsored by Institute for Research on Sexuality and Gender, Renmin University of China. June 18-20, 2009.
“Enjokosai: Social Construction and Exclusion.”  2009 Cultural Studies Association Conference, Sponsored by Cultural Studies Association.  Jan. 3-4, 2009
“The Socio-Cultural Exclusion in Taiwan.”(revised)  A Roundtable: Chinese Gender / Sexuality in 21st Century. Hong Kong Shue Yan University. December 14-15, 2007.
“The Politics of the Definition of ‘Zoo’.” The Eighth Annual Conference of Cultural Studies Association, Urban Flow-Rural Move, Jan. 6-7, 2007. Sponsored by Cultural Studies Association.
“Emotions From Nowhere: Cognitivist Constructionism of Emotions and ‘Emotion Management’.” 2006 Annual Conference of Taiwan Philosophical Association, Nov. 18-19, 2006. Sponsored by Taiwan Philosophical Association.
“Cannibals and Their Animal Friends: From Animal Love to Animal Right (A Structuralist Analysis).” 2005 Annual Conference of Cultural Studies, Multitude Lives/Bodies, Jan. 7-8, 2006. Sponsored by Cultural Studies Association.
“Surrogate Citizen.? Workshop of Citizenship and Cultural Ascription.“ Department of Sociology, TungHai University. June 4th, 2005.
“Ten Years After: Theoretical Reflection on The Sexuality Movement in Taiwan.“ Keynote SpeechConference on Psychology and Ethics of Sex. Tankang Unversity, Taipei. May 6th, 2005.
“Exclusive Civil Society, Exclusive Public Sphere.“ Second Conference On Social Exclusion And Marginality In Chinese Societies: Rethinking & Recasting Citizenship. November 21-22, 2003. Sponsored by Centre for Social Policy Studies, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
“Women's Rights Feminism vs. Sex Rights Feminism in Taiwan.“ Conference of Inter-Asia Cultural Nexus, 2001. Abstract
“Death and Modernity.“ Spacing Chiliad: An International Symposium on Critical Space and Society. December 11-12, 1999. Sponsored by the Department of Sociology of DongHai University.
“Sexual Harassment and Modernity. The Fifth Annual Conference On Sexuality Education, Sexology, Trans/Gender Studies and LesBiGay Studies. April 22-23, 2000. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU.
“The Theoretical Foundation of Age Liberation: Towards (Sexual) Emancipation of Children and Teenagers.“ The Forth Annual Conference On Sexuality Education, Sexology, Trans/Gender Studies and LesBiGay Studies. May 1-2, 1999. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Sexualities, NCU.
 “The Nominalism/Realism Controversy: The Case of Social Construction of Homosexuality.“Southern Taiwanese Philosophical Studies Conference 1997. September 13, 1997. Sponsored by the Graduate School of Chung-Zheng University.Abstract
“Duality of Capitalist Management: Marx, Braverman, Foucault.“Third International Conference of Management and Philosophy. June 1994. Sponsored by the Graduate Institute of NCU.
“Cultural Politics as Real Politics ? and Cultural Studies as Applied Philosophy: Cultural Criticism in Taiwan.“ International Symposium on Cultural Criticism . January 1993. Sponsored by The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Abstract
 

Award

Outstanding Research Award
2006 2008

National Science Council Research Award (terminated in 2001) 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2000

Ph.D. Dissertation

A Post-Philosophical Essay on Knowledge/Power: Richard Rorty, Anti-Foundationalism and the Possibility of an Alternative Epistemology (Indiana University, Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation), 1992.

MA Thesis

Correspondence Rules (Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada, unpublished MA thesis.)

 
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