Yi-wen Yu, an academic flaneur. In recentyears, she wandered through Heidelberg University, Kyoto University, UCBerkeley, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She also roamedthrough various disciplines: political science, economic sociology, economicand financial history as well as historical sociology. On her tortuous academicjourney, a self-imposed question lingered in her mind — as a scholar, what is her andher research’s realcontribution to the society?
The question remains. She is still activelyexploring answers. For the moment, she has taken on the role of a knowledgebroker, translating unreadable academic knowledge into accessible articles formagazines, newspaper, and websites. Let’s hope that, even under great pressure of career advancement, shecan persevere and prevail in her quixotic quest!
Visiting Scholar, Center for ChineseStudies, University of California, Berkeley, March – Aug. 2011
Special Research Student, GraduateProgram of Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University, Japan. Apr. 1st-June 30th 2009
Visiting Scholar, Graduate Programmefor Transcultural Studies, Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, University of Heidelberg,Germany. Nov. 2008-Jan. 2009
SELECTED AWARD AND FELLOWSHIPS:
Scholarship, Graduate Programme forTranscultural Studies (GPTS), Cluster of Excellence ”Asia andEurope in a GlobalContext” at theUniversity of Heidelberg, Germany. 2008
Research Grant, Centre for Chinese FinanceResearch at Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing. Jan. 2008
Academia Sinica Fellowship for DoctoralCandidates in the Humanities and Social Science, July, 2006~ June, 2007
Outstanding Master Thesis Award, granted byNational Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, 2002
Outstanding Master Thesis on Taiwan Studiesscholarship, granted by Dr. Peng Ming-min Foundation, 2002
PUBLICATION AND CONFERENCE PAPER
Yi-wen Yu, Corporate State or StateIncorporated: The Modern State-Building in Netherlands, Britain, Japan andChina《企業國家，國家企業：尼德蘭聯省共和國、英國、日本、中國之現代國家建構》, Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, (Revised & Resubmitted)
Yi-Wen Yu, “The China Inc.: The Business Group for Political,Economic and Social Networking”, paper for World Economic History Conference 2012, StellenboschUniversity, South Africa, 9-13 July 2012
Yi-Wen Yu, Billy K. L. So, Pearl M.C. Chih，”The Divergence of BusinessModernization in Textbook Industry between Modern China and Meiji Japan: CasesStudy of Commercial Press and Kinkōdō”(中日教科書出版業現代化路徑的分殊：商務印書館與金港堂),in Searching forModernity and Identity in Japan-China Cultural Flows in the Modern Period(從近現代日中文化交流看現代性及身份認同的探索),editedby Wu Wei-Min, forthcoming, HK: CUHK Press, 2013
Yi-Wen Yu, 2010 “Rethinking the Kirby Puzzle: AReassessment of Chinese Company Evolution from the Public Finance Perspectives,1860-1949”published inVol. 8 (2010) of the Journal Business and Economic History On-Line
Billy K. L. So, Pearl M.C. Chih and YiwenYu, 2010, “Modernityfor Business or Business for Modernity: The Textbook Empires of Kinkōdō in Meiji Japan and Commercial Press in modernChina”, paperpresented at the 21st International Congress on Historical Science, Amsterdam,Aug 22-28, 2010.
Yu, Yi-Wen, 2010 “Rethinking Kirby Puzzle: Areassessment of Chinese company evolution from the public finance perspectives,1860-1949”, paperpresented at the Business History Conference 2010, Athens, GA, March 25-27,2010.
Yu, Yi-Wen, 2009 “Corporate State or StateIncorporated: the national/Capitalistic State-Building in Netherlands, Britain,China and Japan”,paper presented at the 2009 Economic History Association Annual Meeting,Tuscon, Arizona, September 11-13, 2009.
Yu, Yi-Wen, 2007 “Rethinking Kirby Puzzle: APerspective on Historical Institutionalism”. 〈重省中國公司不舉之謎:一種歷史制度論的觀點〉paper presented at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the Chinese PoliticalScience Association, Kaohsiung, I-Shou University, Sep. 30th.
Yu, Yi-Wen, Wang, Guang-Xu 2007, “New Governance or NewClientelism? The Case of Local Governance Transition in Taiwan”, paper presented at The 27thInternational Congress of Administrative Sciences, Abu Dhabi.(July 11~13, 2007)
Yu, Yi-Wen 2005, “Roles, strategies and problemsof government-owned shares in the privatized financial institutions,”〈試析金融機構中的公股之角色、策略與問題〉paper presented at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the TaiwanesePolitical Science Association, Taipei, December 10th
Yu, Yi-Wen 2004, ”The Taiwanese labor movementduring democratic transition: The invalid ballot movement on 2004 presidentialelection,”〈民主轉化過程中的勞工運動~從2004總統大選「百萬廢票運動」談起〉paper presentedat the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Taiwanese Political Science Association,Kaohsiung, I-Shou University
Yu, Yi-Wen 2004, ”The transformation ofpolitical-economic structure, and the abnormal development on coast zones inTaiwan,”〈變遷的政經結構，變異的台灣海岸〉，paper presented at the 2nd LandResearch Conference, Taipei, NationalChengchi University
Yu, Yi-Wen 2001, ”State, Capital and CivilSociety: The Political-Economic Analysis of Coastal Zone Development in Taiwan”〈台灣海岸地區開發之政治經濟分析:國家、資本與民間社會之互動〉paper presented atthe 3rd National political science graduate students conference, Taichung：Tunghai University
Yu, Yi-Wen, Hsu, Shin-Jung 2000, ”When community environmentalmovement meet the energy regime power: The anti-coal power plant movement in WuWei Gang community”〈能源政權下社區環保運動之探討：以宜蘭縣無尾港社區反蘇澳火力發電廠為例〉，Paper in Chinese presented at the 10th Cross-Strait Conference onEnvironment & Metropolitan , Dalian University of Technology.
Yu, Yi-Wen 1999, The political economicanalysis of Taiwanese development policy on coastal zone: the case of Suaocoal-fired Power Plant〈台灣海岸地區開發政策之政經分析：蘇澳火力發電廠建廠計畫〉，paper presented in Graduate Students Research Workshop, Taipei,National Changchi University
Yu, Yi-Wen 1999, Reflections on the trendof energy technology policy in Taiwan〈台灣能源科技趨勢的省思〉，paper presented in Cross-Strait Graduate Students Conference on theHumanity andTechnology, Taipei, Chinese Culture University.
Non Academic Publication
Yu Yi-Wen, “An Isolated Island in Capitalist World: HongKong's Portland Street”〈資產階級中的孤島—香港砵蘭街〉, China News World《全球中央》, March 2012, pp.93-97
Yu Yi-Wen, “People’s Republic of Berkeley”,〈搬進柏克萊共和國，你準備好了嗎?〉,China News World《全球中央》, Feb. 2012, pp.86-87
Yu Yi-Wen, “Hong Kong’s Night Mare: When the Outland Become the Mainland ”〈在地人，卻將成為「外人」?〉, The Journalist 《新新聞》,Issue 1303, Feb. 27, 2012,pp.62-63
Yu Yi-Wen, Swaying between Politics andHistory,〈擺盪於政治與歷史之間〉 China Times, A14, 2009/12/8
Yu Yi-Wen, Historical Misplaced: theTransformation of Taiwanese National Identity,〈歷史的錯位：是敵?是我?〉 ChinaTimes, A14, 2008/12/25
Yu Yi-Wen, Political CEO, 〈政府不能學CEO〉China Times, A11, 2008/10/12.
Yu Yi-Wen, Middle Class Investors as Pawnsin the Chunghwa Telecom Privatization Game,〈中華電釋股，中產階級成棋子〉United Daily News, A15, 2005/8/3.
Yu Yi-Wen, ”A disclosure on the true face of local bureaucracy”,〈九品芝麻官現形記〉China Times, A15, 2005/6/26.
Yu Yi-Wen, ”A Campus or A garden for Visitors: GraduateStudents Lack Research Offices”,〈花園?校園?浪人研究生〉United Daily News,A15,2005/6/25
Yu Yi-Wen,” A Parable for University Government”,〈校園政治寓言~革命叛亂的起源〉China Times, A15, 2005/4/13
Yu Yi-Wen, “People’s distrust in law of rule hurts more”,〈法治信仰崩盤，傷害更大〉China Times, A15,2005/3/8
Yu Yi-Wen, ”A meaningful “Invalid Ballot”〈我投出「有效」的廢票〉China Times, A15,2004/3/22
Yu, Yi-Wen, ”The intelligentsia, what are you waiting for?Rethinking the Role of the Intelligentsia in Taiwanese Society”〈知識份子，你在等什麼?〉，China Times, A15,2004/5/4