Waseda Institute for Advanced Study (WIAS)Waseda University


LAN, Pei-Chia


LAN, Pei-Chia

Position and Affiliated Institution

Director, Global Asia Research Center
Distinguished Professor of Sociology
National Taiwan University



Education and Academic Employment

2011-2012, Radcliffe-Yenching Fellow, Harvard University
2006-2007, Fulbright Scholar, New York University
2000-2001, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
2000, Ph.D. in Sociology, Northwestern University
1995 M.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University
1992 B.A. in Sociology, National Taiwan University

Research Topic

Care Migration in East Asia

Fields of Research Interests

Social Inequality
Migration and globalization

Academic Publications
  • 2018   Raising Global Families: Parenting, Immigration and Class in Taiwan and the US. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
  • 2006   Global Cinderellas: Migrant Domestics and Newly Rich Employers in Taiwan. Durham: Duke University Press.
  • 2018   “Bridging Ethnic Differences for Cultural Intimacy: Production of Migrant Care Workers in Japan.” Critical Sociology 44 (7-8): 1029-1043. DOI:10.1177/0896920517751591.
  • 2014   “Segmented Incorporation: The Second Generation of Rural Migrants in Shanghai.” China Quarterly 217: 243-265.
  • 2011   “White Privileges, Language Capital, and Cultural Ghettoization: Western Skilled Migrants in Taiwan.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 37(10): 1669-1693.
Affiliated Academic Organizations

International Sociological Association
Taiwanese Sociological Association
Editor-in-chief of Taiwanese Journal of Sociology (2018-2020)
Editorial Board of Contexts (ASA official journal)
Editorial Board of Gender & Society
Editorial Board of Asian and Pacific Migration Journal
Editorial Board of Women’s Studies International Forum 

  • 2010   TIBE (Taipei International Book Exhibition) Best Nonfiction Book Prize.
  • 2008   Distinguished Scholars Award, National Science Council, Taiwan.
  • 2007   Distinguished Book Award, Sex and Gender Section, American Sociological Association.
  • 2007   ICAS Book Prize: Best Study in Social Science, International Convention of Asian Scholars.
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