Wang Horng-luen

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2018 to May 2019

University Affiliation

Horng-luen Wang received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and is currently Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, and Adjunct Professor at National Taiwan University. His research interests include social theory, historical sociology and cultural sociology, with special focus on nationalism and modernity. He edited War and Society: Theory, History and Subjective Experience (Taipei: Linking, 2014) and co-edited Ethnicity, Nation and the Modern State: Rethinking Theory and Experience in Taiwan and China (Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 2016), as well as At the Edge of Empires: Investigating Modernity in Taiwan (Taipei: Socio Publishing, 2010). His project at HYI examines the rise/revival of nationalism in East Asia since the 1990s, particularly in Taiwan, China and Japan, by analyzing the interplay between state institutions, the legacies of war, and the “structures of feeling” among the people in this region.

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