Tsai Yu-Yueh

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2022 to May 2023

University Affiliation (Current)

Yu-Yueh Tsai is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, working in the fields of medical sociology; science, technology and society (STS); and race and ethnicity studies with a special focus on issues related to Taiwan Indigenous genetics, suffering, and identity. Her first book, Mental Disorder of the Tao Indigenous Minority in Taiwan: Modernity, Social Change, and the Origin of Social Suffering was published in 2009. She has also co-edited two volumes: Abnormal People? Psychiatry and the Governance of Modernity in Taiwan (2018) and Post Genomic Taiwan: Shifting Paradigms and Challenges (2019). She also directed the documentary film “Ward 85033,” which was the first film dealing with medical culture and medical malpractice in Taiwan.

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