1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Huang

My current dissertation project investigates the complex relations among land, gender, traditional hierarchy, and state bureaucracy in Yap (Wa’ab), Federated States of Micronesia. I aim to analyze an international tourist development project in Yap, which has provoked local cleavage along the lines of gender, race, states and cultures. In this project, I hope to unravel the gendered subjectivities encompassed in local hierarchy. I am also interested in exploring the epistemic confrontations between the Yapese and foreign tourist developers, as well as the contemporary dilemmas between the modern state and chiefly powers.

First Name: 
Yu-Chien
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Fieldwork Completed
Email: 
yh5x@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
yh5x
Office Address: 

P.O. Box 400120

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Degrees: 

M. A. University of Virginia
M.A. National Taiwan University
B.A.  National Taiwan University

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Kinship, hierarchy, gender, exchange and personhood; Yap, Micronesia, Taiwan (Formosan Austronesians)