- Distinguished Professor
- Department of Sociology
- National Taiwan University
- 1 Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei, 106, Taiwan
Global Asia Research Center
National Taiwan University
- Ph.D. in Sociology, Northwestern University
- Certificate in Women's Studies, Northwestern University
- M.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University
- B.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University
- Sociology of Gender
- Sociology of Work
- Migration and Globalization
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Editorial Board of Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (since 2018)
- Advisory Board of UN Women, 2018 Global Report: Families in a Changing World (2016-2018)
- Editorial Board of Contexts (since 2016)
- Editorial Board of Gender & Society (since 2014)
- Editorial Board of Women’s Studies International Forum (since )
- Editorial Board of Journal of Women’s and Gender Studies (since 2013)
- Editorial Board of Taiwanese Sociology ( )
Editorial Board of Social Problems ()
- Radcliffe-Yenching Visiting Fellowship, Harvard University, 2011-2012
- Fulbright Scholarship, New York University, 2006-2007.
- Overseas Scholarship, National Science Council, Taiwan, Fall 2006.
- Visiting Scholarship, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, the Netherlands, June-September 2005.
- Research Grants, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008.
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Working Families, University of California, Berkeley, 2000-2001.
- Dissertation Fellowship, Chiang Ching-Kwo Foundation, 1999-2000.
- Dissertation Year Grant, Northwestern University, 1999.
- International Research Grant, Center of International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, 1999.
- Dissertation Fellowship, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 1998-1999.
- Research Travel Grant, Program for Southeast Asian Area Studies, Academia Sinica, 1998.
- Dissertation Year Fellowship, Northwestern University, 1997-1998.
- Distinguished Scholars Award, National Science Council, Taiwan.
- ICAS Book Prize: Best Study in Social Science, International Convention of Asian Scholars.
- Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association.
- Distinguished Young Scholars Award, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
- Fu Shih-Nien Research Award given by National Taiwan University.
- Wu Da-Yiu Research Award given by National Science Council in Taiwan.
- Sally Hacker Graduate Student Paper Award given by the Sex and Gender Session of American Sociological Association.
- Graduate Student Paper Award given by the Family Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
- Best Published/Presented Paper in the Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.
- Honorable Mention for the Braverman Award given by the Labor Studies Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems.
- Best Second Year Paper (Master Thesis) in the Department of Sociology, Northwestern University.
- Raising Global Families: Parenting, Immigration, and Class in Taiwan and the US: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- “Bridging Ethnic Differences for Cultural Intimacy: Production of Migrant Care Workers in Japan.” Critical Sociology (online first). DOI:10.1177/0896920517751591.
- [co-author with Yi-Fan Wu] “Exceptional Membership and Liminal Space of Identity: Student Migration from Taiwan to China.” International Sociology, 31(6): 742-763.
- “Deferential Surrogates and Professional Others: Recruitment and Training of Migrant Care Workers in Taiwan and Japan.” Positions: Asia Critique, 24(1): 253-279.
- “Compressed Modernity and Glocal Entanglement: The Contested Transformation of Parenting Discourses in Post-war Taiwan.” Current Sociology, 62(4): 531-549.
- "Segmented Incorporation: The Second Generation of Rural Migrants in Shanghai." China Quarterly, 217: 243-265.
- "Direct Sales Work." In Sociology of Work: An Encyclopedia edited by V. Smith. Los Angeles, CA: Sage Publication.
- “White Privileges, Language Capital, and Cultural Ghettoization: Western Skilled Migrants in Taiwan.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(10): 1669-1693.
- “Cultures of Carework, Carework across Cultures.” Handbook of Cultural Sociology, edited by John Hall, Laura Grindstaff and Ming-Cheng Lo. London and New York: Routledge. Pp. 438-448.
- “Migrant Women’s Bodies as Boundary Markers: Reproductive Crisis and Sexual Control in the New Ethnic Frontiers of Taiwan.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 33(4): 833-861.
- “New Global Politics of Reproductive Labor: Gendered Labor and Marriage Migration.” Sociology Compass 2(6): 1801-1815.
- “Global Cinderellas: Sexuality, Power and Situational Practices across Borders.” Pp.1-30 in East Asian Sexualities: Modernities, Gender and New Sexual Cultures, edited by Stevi Jackson, Liu Jieyu and Woo Juhyun. London: Zed Books.
- “Legal Servitude, Free Illegality: Migrant “Guest” Workers in Taiwan.” Pp. 253-277 in Asian Diasporas: New Conceptions, New Frameworks, edited by Rhacel Parrenas and Lok Siu. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Durham: Duke University Press.
- “Bringing Globalization Home” Arena Magazine 85 (Oct- Nov): 23-26.
- “Surrogate Family, Disposable Labor and Stratified Others: Transnational Domestic Workers in Taiwan.” Pp. 210-232 in Asian Women As Transnational Domestic Workers, edited by Shirlena Huang, Brenda Yeoh and Noor Abdul Rahman. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish.
- “Negotiating Social Boundaries and Private Zones: The Micropolitics of Employing Migrant Domestic Workers.” Social Problems 50(4): 525-549.
- “Political and Social Geography of Marginal Insiders: Migrant Domestic Workers in Taiwan.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal 12(1-2): 99-126.
- “They Have More Money But I Speak Better English: Transnational Encounters Between Filipina Domestics and Taiwanese Employers.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 10(2): 132-161.
- “Maid or Madam? Filipina Migrant Workers and the Continuity of Domestic Labor.”
Gender & Society 17(2): 187-208.
- [reprinted in Gender through the Prism of Difference (third edition), edited by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2005]
- [reprinted in Global Dimensions of Gender and Carework, edited by Litt Zimmerman and Christine Bose. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006]
- “Working in a Neon Cage: ‘Bodily Labor’ of Cosmetics Saleswomen in Taiwan.” Feminist Studies. 29(1): 1-25.
- “Among Women: Filipina Domestics and their Taiwanese Employers across Generations.” Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy, edited by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Hochschild, pp. 169-189. New York: Metropolitan.
- “Subcontracting Filial Piety: Elder Care in Ethnic Chinese Immigrant Families in California.”
Journal of Family Issues: 23(7): 812-835.
- [reprinted in At the Heart of Work and Family: Engaging the Ideas of Arlie Hochschild, edited by Anita Ilta Garey and Karen V. Hansen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2011]
- “Networking Capitalism: Network Construction and Control Effects in Direct Selling.” The Sociological Quarterly 34(2): 165-184.
- “The Body as a Contested Terrain for Labor Control: Cosmetics Retailers in Department Stores and Direct Selling.” In The Critical Study of Work: Labor, Technology, and Global Production, edited by Rick Baldoz, Chuck Koeber, and Phil Kraft, pp. 83-105. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
- “Bargaining with Patriarchy: Taiwanese Women Hiring Migrant Domestic Workers.” Anthropology of Work Review 21 (3): 9-14.
- Francis B. Nyamnjoh, Insiders and Outsiders: Citizenship and Xenophobia in Contemporary Southern Africa. American Journal of Sociology 112(6): 1964-5.
- Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Domestica: Immigrant Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence and Rhacel Salazar Parrenas, Servants of Globalization: Women, Migration, and Domestic Work. Work and Occupation 29(2): 257-60.