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Dr Niki Alsford is Reader in Asia Pacific Studies and Director of the International Institute of Korean Studies (IKSU) 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 Reader in Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Language & Global Studies at UCLan. Dr Alsford welcomes proposals for doctoral research on Asian Pacific history and society.
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.
He is a Fellow of Royal Asiatic Society and Country of Origin Expert (Taiwan) for the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI)
External Affiliations and Roles
Alsford, Niki J.P. Transitions to Modernity in Taiwan: The spirit of 1895 and the cession of Formosa to Japan . London: Routledge, 2017.
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. Torn Between Two Worlds: Rev. Shoki Coe, Domesticity, and the Taiwanese Self-Determination Movement. In The Shaping of Christianity in China, edited by Paul Woods, 233-250 Oxford: Regnum Publishing Company, 2017.
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.
For full list of publications, see: https://uclan.academia.edu/NikiAlsford
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