The Announcement of 2014 Junior Researcher Award in Taiwan(2014年中央研究院「年輕學者研究著作獎」得獎名單)

Prof. Chao-Ju Chen (National Taiwan University- College of Law) is awarded The Junior Researcher Award  by SINICA in Taiwan. Here is the announcement. Her three articles are mentioned and have significant contributions to the understanding of the feminism study in the context of Taiwan’s colonial history. Her research does not only focus on theoretical issues like the dominance theory but also gives particular issues their lives by situating them in the concrete historical and social contexts in a way that make you have a connection with her research topics. The last word in her acceptance “speech” (In fact, it is written) is inspiring: “insistence on science and praxis as a vocation.” (my translation and open to be modified) Here are her three  articles:

  1. Chao-Ju Chen. “Gendered Borders: The Historical Formation of Women’s Nationality under Law in Taiwan.” Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique 17.2 (2009): 289-314.
  2. Chao-Ju Chen. “Sim-pua under Colonial Gaze: Gender, ‘Old Customs’ and the Law in Taiwan under Japanese Imperialism.” in Susan Burns and Barbara Brooks (eds.) Gender and Law in the Japanese Imperium. United States, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013, pp. 189-218.
  3. Chao-Ju Chen. “Choosing the Right to Choose: Roe v. Wade and the Feminist Movement to Legalize Abortion in Martial-law Taiwan.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies.34.3(2013): 73-101.

剛剛看見這個訊息,人文及社會科學組之得獎人之一是陳昭如教授,關於陳老師對於女性主義法理學的研究成果,應該不用多做介紹了!陳昭如老師的研究不僅僅涉及到理論議題,如同得獎簡評內所述的,具有歷史縱深與社會脈絡,我想這是最啟發閱讀者的理由之一。此外,昭如老師得獎感言最後一句話,可能是所有人文社會研究者的最重要的初衷:「….堅持書寫與行動實踐的志業。」中央研究院訊息在此

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