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Tzu-hui Celina Hung F'17

Tzu-hui Celina Hung

Assistant Professor
Arts and Sciences
New York University Shanghai
last updated: 09/25/17

Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017
Assistant Professor
Arts and Sciences
New York University Shanghai
Staging Original and New Residents: Settler Colonial Imagination in “Multicultural” Taiwan

My project examines the heretofore-overlooked subterranean connection between Taiwan’s indigenous Austronesian peoples and new immigrants—particularly their cultural politics in the 2000s in the face of the contradictory official discourse that posits Taiwan as a newly multicultural society despite its continued settler colonial domination. I focus on two recent milestones in Taiwan's multicultural market: the controversial indigenous musical On the Road (2010) and the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants (2014-present). Combining text-based discourse analysis with interviews and archival work, this project scrutinizes the evolving settler colonial imagination among the Han/Hoklo majority and sheds light on the intimate ties among Taiwan, Southeast Asia, and Oceania.