Dr Ti-Han Chang

Dr. Ti-Han Chang

Lecturer, Asia Pacific Studies

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

Adelphi Building, AB149


Dr. Ti-han Chang is a lecturer of Asia Pacific studies at University of Central Lancashire. Her research interests cover a wide-range of topics, including postcolonial environmental literature, ecocriticism, environmental and animal ethics, socio-political movements, political identity, political censorship, migrant and aboriginal studies. Many of these research topics are investigated in the specific geo-historical frameworks of Post-War Taiwan. Her doctoral thesis carried out a comparative study of the postcolonial eco-literature of a Taiwanese author, Wu Ming-yi and a South African author, J.M. Coetzee.

Full Profile

Dr Ti-han Chang is lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies at the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies at UCLan. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on postcolonial environmental literature, applying philosophical and theoretical approaches to the study of environmental issues and politics. Her other research interests are migrant literature, aboriginal literature and socio-political movements in the context of Taiwan studies. Dr. Chang welcomes proposals for doctoral research on environmental humanities topics, particularly pertaining to Taiwan and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Dr Chang is a board member of the Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies; a member of the European Association of Taiwan Studies; a staff researcher of the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies; a staff researcher at the Research Centre for Migration and Diaspora; a staff researcher at China Studies. She is also a research fellow at the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan at the University of Tübingen, Germany.


  • Ph.D Transcultural Studies, University of Lyon 3 (France), 2018
  • M.A. Literatures of Modernity: Modernism, Postmodernism and Postcolonialism, Royal Holloway, University of London (UK), 2008
  • B.A. English Literature and Language Studies, University of Soo Chow (Taiwan), 2007


Chang, Ti-han. “Éco-terrorisme ou éco-héroïsme: une analyse littéraire de The Rice Bomber de Cho Li basé sur l’autobiographie de Yang Ju-men.” Atlantide. (Forthcoming)

Chang, Ti-han. “Excluding the Included: des Hommes Étrangers in Taiwan and France via Theories of Giorgio Agamben.” Identity, Belonging and Human Rights: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Ed. Nasia Hadjigeorgiou. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2016. 91-104.


  • Contribution to book chapter, Empire and Environment: Confronting Ecological Ruination in the Asia-Pacific and the Americas. “Water Imaginaries and Colonial Debris: Representing Postcolonial Water Environments in Contemporary Taiwanese Literature.”
  • Contribution to ITJS journal special issue, Negotiating Legacies: Opposing, Interrupting, Recreating — Taiwan’s Ongoing Experience. “Contextualizing The History of Taiwan Through Non-human Agents: Postcolonial Ecologies and the Literary Works of Wu Ming-yi.”

Teaching Activities

  • AI3000 Development and Change in Asia Pacific
  • AI1500 East Asian Pop Culture
  • AI4140 Political Changes and Social Movement in the Asia Pacific

Research Activities

  • Postcolonial ecological literature; environmental politics and issues in the Asia Pacific region; migration and environment; social and political movements in Taiwan; environmental ethics and animal ethics. 


  • China-Africa in Global Perspective, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Jun. 2018
  • “Negotiating the Past: Remaking History, Memories and Narratives in the Postcolonial Novels of J.M. Coetzee and Wu Ming-yi.”
  • Censorship and/in Francophone and Anglophone Postcolonial Cultural Productions, IETT, Université Lyon 3, Lyon, Apr. 2018
  • “For Whom We Burn the Books?: J.M. Coetzee and His Life-long Reaction to Censorship on Literary Writings.”
  • 15th EATS Annual Conference Sustainable Taiwan, European Association of Taiwan Studies, University of Zürich, Zürich, Apr. 2018
  • “‘Water Water Everywhere but Not a Drop to Drink’: Sustainable Taiwan from the Perspective of Environmental Ethics and Environmental Justice—Literary Writings of Fang Hui-chen and Wu Ming-yi.”
  • EcoLitt Quelles écocritiques européennes ?, Université d’Angers, Angers, Jun. 2016.
  • “The ‘Voice(s) of Wounded Animals: Contextualizing the Postcolonial Eco-literature of J.M. Coetzee and Wu Ming-yi.”
  • 13th EATS Annual Conference Powerful and Powerless, European Association of Taiwanese Studies, Prague, Mar. 2016.
  • “The Will of Change of an Individual: Yang Ju-men’s Social Activism in Agricultural and Environment.”
  • Journée d’Études EcoLitt Imaginaires de l’environnement dans la littérature et le cinéma asiatiques (Inde- Chine- Taïwan), Université de Nantes, Nantes, Apr. 2015.
  • “L’Éco-terrorisme ou l’éthique environnementale? : The Rice Bomber de Cho Li basé sur l’événement sociale du Yang Ju-men.”
  • Humanity and Animality in 20th and 21st Century Culture: Narratives, Theories and History, Interdisciplinary Conference, University College of London, London, Sept. 2014.
  • “From Poetic Language and Sympathetic Imagination to the ‘Voices’ of the Animal Other: An Analysis of the Postcolonial Eco-Literatures of J.M. Coetzee and Wu Ming-yi.”
  • 8th Global Conference Multiculturalism Conflict and Belonging, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxford, Sept. 2014.
  • “Des Hommes Étrangers in Taiwan and in France: Agamben on the Question of Exclusion / Inclusion.”
  • 11th EATS Annual Conference Taiwan: Self v.s. Other, European Association of Taiwanese Studies, Portsmouth, Apr. 2014.
  • “The Role of the Ecological Other in Contesting Postcolonial Identity Politics- An Analysis of Wu Ming-yi Writings on Ecology.”
  • 12th EastAsiaNet Research Workshop Future Cities and Space Configuration in East Asia: Practices and Representation, Risk and Opportunities, Université Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, Lyon, Oct. 2013.
  • “From Literary Imagination to a Space Reconfiguration: Wu Ming-yi’s The Man with Compound Eyes on Environmental Issues in Eastern Taiwan’s Urban and Tourism Development.”
  • L’Asie à la rencontre de l’Afrique, Université Francophone d’Asie du Nord-Est, Séoul, Sept. 2013. “Phénomènes sociopolitiques dans l’approche comparée des œuvres de Wu Ming-yi (Taïwan) et de J.M. Coetzee (Afrique du Sud).”
  • Except Asia: Agamben’s Work in Transcultural Perspective, Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Jun. 2013.
  •  “Inclusion of the Exclusion: Des Hommes Étrangers in Taiwan and in France.”
  • Journée d’Études de Masters et Doctorants, CEFC, Taipei, Jun. 2013.
  • “La Production d’éthnicité aux pays postcoloniaux: Taïwana et Afrique du Sud.”
  • The Threefold Ecstasies of Sky, Earth and Human: Conference on Rewriting Environmentalism, Ecology and Aesthetics, Hong Kong Shue Yen University, Hong Kong Oct. 2009.
  • “Animals, Land and Ecological Reading in Postcolonial Context: J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Elizabeth Costello.”

External Activities

  • Board Member, Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies (AFET), 2018-2020
  • Treasury, Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies (AFET), 2016-2018
  • Member, European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), 2013-2018