Chin-ju Lin

Chin-ju Lin

Associate Professor and Head of Graduate Institute of Gender Studies

Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan.


Highest Degree

Ph.D. Sociology, University of Essex, U.K.

Short Biography

As a post-colonial feminist, I am interested in experiences of women as ethnic minority, exploring the intersections of gender, ethnicity and culture. My earliest work engages experiences of migrant women in Taiwan. Secondly, by investigating four generations of Han women’s experiences in modernity, I analyzed transformations of patriarchal kinship relations on 20th century Taiwan. In the past ten years, I conducted ethnographic research on experiences of Indigenous women community workers in the process of post-disaster recovery. Currently, my research highlights experiences of Indigenous women under climate change.

Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Feminism
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Critical Theory
  • Feminist activism<
  • Black Feminist Theory/Thought

Selected Publications

  • Chin-ju Lin, “The Colonized Masculinity and Cultural Politics of Seediq Bale” CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 20.5 (2018): Special Issue Voices of Life, Illness and Disabilities in Life Writing and Medical Narratives. Ed. I-Chun Wang, Jonathan Locke Hart, Cindy Chopoidalo, and David Porter. (AHCI) https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol20/iss5/7/
  • Lin, C.-J. and Lu, B. C. (2018). [Review of the book Living A Feminist Life, by S. Ahmed]. Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, 2(1), 12. https://doi.org/10.20897/femenc.201812
  • Wang, Frank T.Y. & Chin-Ju Lin (2012).’Sisters in Struggles? Wars between Daughters-in-law and Migrant Workers.’ In A. Chambon, W. Schroer and C. Schweppe (eds.) Transnational Social Support. p. 108-126. New York: Routledge.
  • Lin, Chin-ju..(with Jin Haritaworn and Christian Klesse). (2006) ‘Poly/logue: A Critical Introduction to Polyamory’. In Sexualities 9 (5): 515-529 https://doi.org/10.1177/1363460706069963
  • Lin, Chin-ju. (2005) ‘Modern Daughters-in-law in Colonial Taiwanese Families’. In the Journal of Family History,30 (2):191-209. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363199004270786
  • Lin, Chin-ju. (2004) ’The Other Women in Your Home: Social and Racial Discourses on "Foreign Maids" in Taiwan’. In Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Taiwan, D.Jordan. A. Morris, and M. Moskowitz (eds.) Honolulu: Hawaii University Press.
  • Lin, Chin-ju. (1999) Filipina Domestic Workers in Taiwan: Structural Constraints and Personal Resistance. Taipei: Taiwanese Grassroots Women Workers' Center.
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