Dissertation: “The Australian Dream: the Public Image of Taiwanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia”
Dissertation: “Capital, Habitus, and Field in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped”
Chiu, Pin-Yao. (Nov. 2015). “The Australian Dream: the Public Image of Taiwanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia.” The Annual Conference of Taiwanese Sociological Association, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Chiu, Pin-Yao. (May, 2012). “Submission or Subversion: the Concept of Capital in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped.” Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH), Osaka, Japan.
Chiu, Pin-Yao. (May, 2011). “Journey of Female Emancipation in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s ‘The Yellow Wall-paper.’” The Organizing Committee to the 2011 Intercollegiate Theses Presentation Conference, Chiayi, Taiwan. l Received scholarship from National Science Council in Taiwan with regards to this publication in 2011.
Project title: Taiwanese Working Holiday Makers in Australia
In Taiwan, some Taiwanese sociologists call people around 20 to 35 years old as the ‘Collapsed Generation’ (Lin, Hun, Lee, Wang, & Chang, 2011). This is because these young Taiwanese pay a lot of effort to their future but gain less than what they expect. Long working hours, low-paid jobs, the decreased economic value of educational attainment, monopoly capitalism, and the impact of globalization cause young Taiwanese much pressure and worry about their future. In this thesis, I will propose a new idea, pseudo-colonialism, to analyze why above problems occur in Taiwan nowadays. Taken as a whole, this project aims to investigate working holiday as one of the strategies which some young Taiwanese deploy to survive in the Taiwanese society, a pseudo-colonized social system. Using a mix-method approach, the research will reside on six research questions as follows:
Supervisors: Dr. Xiaodong Lin & Dr. Laurie Hanquinet