Chih-Jou Jay Chen

President of the Taiwanese Sociological Association (2018-19)
Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Taiwanese Sociology’s Road to Professionalisation and Engagement

2019, issue 43, Chih-Jou Jay Chen: Looking back at the past 50 years, we can see that the development of Taiwanese sociology has been affected by two contextual factors. On the one hand, under the influence of globalisation, Taiwan’s sociology has been making continuous progress with regard to professionalisation and academicisation; on the other hand, inspired by Taiwan’s unique political and economic context, Taiwan’s sociological community has been increasingly engaged with its society.

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