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Lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire

Ti-han is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Asia Pacific Studies at University of Central Lancashire. She researches and teaches across a range of interdisciplinary subjects such as environmental development and socio-political movements in the Asia Pacific region. Specialised in in Taiwan studies, she also delivers module specifically dedicated to the postcolonial history, literature and society in Taiwan. Ti-han is particularly interested in postcolonial ecocriticism, which draws her attention to topics such as nonhuman agency, borders and nations, climate change and migration. Since 2019, she has undertaken a research project which investigates the impacts of climate change to the Pacific Islands and indigenous populations. Currently, she works on issues related to i-Kiribati climate migrants.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer, Asia Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire
  • 2016–2016
    Research fellow, ERCCT, University of Tübingen


  • 2018 
    University of Lyon 3 (France) , PhD in Transcultural Studies


  • 2021
    Shaping Taiwan's History through Non-human Agents: Wu Ming-yi and His Postcolonial Ecological Writings, European Journal of East Asian Studies
  • 2020
    L'Éco-terrorisme ou éco-héroïsme ? Analyse littéraire de The Rice Bomber de Cho Li basée sur l’autobiographie de Yang Ju-men, Atlantis
  • 2016
    Excluding the Included: des Hommes Étrangers in Taiwan and France via Theories of Giorgio Agamben, Identity, Belonging and Human Rights: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    EATS Library Grant
    Funding Source:
    European Association of Taiwan Studies
  • 2014
    2-Year Scholarship for Overseas Doctoral Students
    Funding Source:
    Taiwan Ministry of Education

Professional Memberships

  • Board Member, Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies (AFET)
  • Member, European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)
  • Steering Committee Member, UCLan Research Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX)
  • Member, Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITS)
  • Member, Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP)