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Dr Niki Alsford is Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies and specialises in transnational social history of the Asia Pacific region with a particular focus on nineteenth and twentieth century Taiwan.
Dr Niki Alsford is Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Languages & Global Studies at UCLan. Dr Alsford welcomes proposals for doctoral research on Taiwan history and society, with emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Prior to joining UCLan, Dr Alsford was Research Fellow at the Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences as part of a research project titled: Power and Strategies of Social and Political Order of which his contribution was primarily the continuation of his work on comparative Taiwan social history. A core part of this project explored the formation and development of urban spaces in the Asia Pacific region.
Dr Alsford is an appointed Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, the University of London and is an elected executive board member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) as well as a strand convenor for the Social History Society. He has worked on a number of collaborative projects that include the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines and the Council of Indigenous Peoples.
Ph.D. History, School of Oriental & African Studies (SOAS), the University of London, 2015
MA, Asia Pacific Studies, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2011
Bsc (Hons) Applied Social Science (Anthropology & Criminology), the University of Southampton, 2006
External Affiliations and Roles
Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, the University of London
Alsford, Niki J.P. The Witnessed Account of British Resident John Dodd at Tamsui. (Taipei: SMC Publishing Inc., 2010).
Alsford, Niki J.P. ed. Chronicling Formosa: Setting the Foundations for the Presbyterian Mission 1865-1876 (Taipei: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, 2015).
Alsford, Niki J.P. The Tea of Taiwan: Contemporary Adaptation. In Taiwan Since Martial Law: Society, Culture, Economy, Politics, edited by David Blundell, 263-297. (Taipei/Berkeley: University of California and National Taiwan University Press, 2012.)
Alsford, Niki J.P. A Barbarian’s House by the River Tamsui: One House and the History of Its Many Occupants, Journal of Family History 40:2 (April 2015): 153-171.
Ongoing Research Projects: