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Corresponding / Adjunct Research Fellows - Huang, Shu-Min

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Huang, Shu-Min

Job Title:Corresponding Research Fellow and Academician (Retired, IOE)
Tel:886-2-2652-3445, 886-3-574-3200


  • Ph.D. 1977, Michigan State University
  • M.A. 1973, Michigan State University
  • B.A. 1967, National Taiwan University

Current Position

  • Hou Chin-tui Chair Professor & Director of the Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin-chu, Taiwan


  • Hou Chin-tui Chair Professor, Institute of Anthropolgy, NTHU (2015- )
  • President’s Science Award, Republic of China, November 4, 2015.
  • Chairman of HS-IRB, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2013-2014)
  • Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2010- )
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Advanced Humanities Center, NTU (2010- )
  • Distinguished Research Fellow & Director, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2006-2014)
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Xiamen University (2008- )
  • Chairman, Department of Anthropology, ISU (2001-2005)
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Zhejiang University, China (2002- )
  • Visiting Professor & Director, Institute of Sociology & Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (1991-1992)
  • Assistant Director for International Affairs, Iowa State University (1988-1991)
  • Professor, Iowa State University Professor (1987-2005 )
  • Honorary Visiting Associate Professor, Xiamen University (1984- )
  • Associate Professor, Iowa State University (1982-1987)
  • Assistant Professor, Iowa State University (1977-1982)
  • Adjunct Assist. Professor, Iowa State University (1975-1977)
  • Executive Board, Pacific Science Association (2017-2020)
  • Member & President, Taiwan Society for Anthropology & Ethnology (2007-2011)
  • Executive Board, Circle for Taiwan Studies (1985-1994)
  • Member, Iowa Academy of Science (1981- )
  • Associate, Current Anthropology (1980- )
  • Member, Society for International Development (1978- )
  • Member, Central States Anthropological Association (1978- )
  • Member, American Association for Asian Students (1977- )
  • Fellow, American Anthropological Association (1977- )
  • Member, Iowa Association for Asian Studies (1975- )
  • Board Member of the Pacific Science Association, 2016-2020.
  • Committee Member of the President’s Science Award of Taiwan, 2016-Current.
  • Committee Member of the Outstanding Scientific Contribution of the Executive Yuan, 2016-Current.
  • Committee Member of Du Cong-ming Award Committee, Ministry of Science & Technology, 2016-Current.
  • Committee Member of Sinology Award, Tang Prize Selection Committee, 2013-2018.
  • President, Association for Asian Social Science Research Council, 2013-2015.
  • Advisory Committee Member, National Tsing Hua University, 2014-2016.
  • Advisory Committee of National Dong Hwa University, 2014-2016.
  • Committee Member, Recruitment Committee for the College of Humanity and Social Sciences, National Tsing Hua University, 2013.
  • External Examiner, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Dong Hwa University, 2013-.
  • Honorary President of Chinese Anthropological Association (Mainland), 2012-.
  • Founding Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Journal of Applied Anthropology, 2012-14.
  • Co-Chair of the Fourth International Sinology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan 2012.
  • External Examiner, the Institute of Museum Studies, National Taipei University of Arts, 2012.
  • Deputy Chair of the Association of East Asian Environmental History, 2011-13.
  • Committee Member, Recruitment Committee for the College of Hakka Culture, National Jiao Tong University, 2011-13.
  • External Reviewer, Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Tsing Hwa University, 2012.
  • External Reviewer & Chair of Review Committee, the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2011.
  • Advisory Committee Member, National Taiwan Prehistorical Museum, 2010-11.
  • Stakeholder & Reviewer, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2011.
  • External Reviewer, College of Hakka Studies, National Jiao-tong University, 2011.
  • Examiner for the Advanced Civil Officials' Examination, National Examination Yuan, 2010.
  • External Reviewer, Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hwa University, 2010.
  • Examiner for the Advanced Civil Officials' Examination, National Examination Yuan, 2009.
  • Member of the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of Taiwan, 2007- 09.
  • External Reviewer, Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, 2009.
  • Organized the fifth “Anthropology Summer Camp”titled “Dialoguing with the Masters.” July 2-5, 2008
  • External Reviewer, College of Hakka Studies, National Jiao-tong University, 2008.
  • External Reviewer, Department of Ethnology, National Cheng-Chi University, 2008.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter Quarterly. 2007-09.
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture, Foundation of Chinese Dietary Culture, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007.
  • External Reviewer, Department of Ethnology, National Cheng-Chi University, 2007.
  • Convener, Anthropology Division, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2007-09.
  • President, Taiwanese Society for Anthropology & Ethnology, 2007.
  • External Reviewer, Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, 2007.
  • External Reviewer, Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, 2006.
  • Editorial Board, Bulletin of the Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica, 2006.
  • Advisory Board, Taiwan Journal of Sociology, January 2006.
  • External Reviewer, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 2002.
  • External Reviewer, Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, 2002.
  • Advisory Board of Taiwan Anthropology Journal, 2001-05.
  • Advisory Board for North America, CCK Foundation, 2001-03.
  • External Reviewer & Committee Convener, the Department of Anthropology, National Taiwan University, 2001.
  • External Reviewer, the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1999-2002, 2002-05, 2005-07.
  • Member of the Central Advisory Committee, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 1997.
  • ACLS-CCK Foundations Joint Selection Committee, 1993-94.
  • Advisory Board for North America, CCK Foundation, 1991-93.
  • External Reviewer, Title VI Programs, U.S. Department of Education, 1990.
  • Member of Committee on Advanced Study in China, CSCPRC, 1988-1991.
  • President, Society for International Development, ISU Chapter, 1985-87.

Research Interests

  • Han Chinese Society in Taiwan
  • Rural China
  • Chinese Diasporas in Northern Thailand

Field of Research

  • Indigenous Austronesians in Taiwan
  • NGOs in Southwest China
  • Land Reform in Taiwan and China


  • “Sustainable Development in Anthropocene: Changing Urban Life in Taiwan.” Three year research project funded under Academia Sinica's Thematic Research Project, 2015-2017.
  • “A Tale of Two Lakes: Ecological Change and Development in Yunnan Alpine Lakes”,a four-year book writing project funded by the Ministry of Science & Technology , 2014-2018.
  • Academia Sinica Thematic Research Grant: “Community Vulnerability and Health among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples.”, 2012-2014.
  • National Science Council: “The Development of NGOs and the Growth of Grass-root Civil Society in Southwest China”, 2011-2013.
  • CCK Foundation Research Grant, “Ethnographic Field Projects in Zang-Yi Corridor”, 2009-2011.
  • Academia Sinica Thematic Research Grant: “Zang-Yi Corridor and Its Ecosystem, Ethnic Culture, and Future Development.”, 2008-2010.
  • National Science Council: Coordinating and Directing Anthropology Section, 2007-2009.
  • Academia Sinica Thematic Research Grants: “Socio-Economic Changes and Policy Assessment Among Taiwanese Indigenous Populations.”, 2006-2008.
  • National Science Foundation International Research Collaboration Conference Grant, 2005.
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Research Grant, 2004-2005.
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Research Grant, 2002-2003.
  • Pathway to Sustainable Agriculture Scholar, Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University, 2002.
  • Freeman Foundation Summer Study Tour Grant, 2002.
  • CCK Foundation Research Grant, 1999-2001.
  • USIA International Affiliations Grant (with Dr. David Acker, ISU), 1998-2001.
  • CCK Foundation Research Grant, 1997-1999.
  • CCK Foundation International Conference Grant, 1997.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Planning Meeting Grant, 1996.
  • Committee on Scholarly Exchange with China, Summer Research Grant, 1996.
  • Wilton Park International Service Award, ISU, 1993.
  • Fulbright-Hays Research Scholar in Taiwan, 1991-1992.
  • CCK Foundation Research Grant, 1990-1992.
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation Developing Countries Training Fellowship, 1990-1992.
  • Faculty International Travel Grant, ISU, 1989.
  • Fulbright-Hays Study Abroad Project Grant, U.S. Department of Education (with Dr. William Wolansky), summer 1988.
  • National Academy of Sciences: Five-year research project on rural health care systems in Shandong, 1987-1991.
  • Honorary visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology, Xiamen University, 1985.
  • Committee on Advanced Chinese Studies, Fellowship, 1984-1985.
  • National Science Foundation Research Grant, 1984-1985.
  • Sigma Xi, 1983.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1983.
  • Outstanding Academic Advisor, College of Sciences & Humanities, ISU, 1982.
  • Gamma Sigma Delta, 1982.
  • ISU Summer Research Grant, 1981.
  • American Council of Learned Societies, International Travel Grant, 1981.
  • Faculty International Travel Grant, Iowa State University, 1980.
  • World Food Institute Summer Research Grant, 1980.
  • Harvard-Yenching Fellowship for research in Taiwan, June 1973-Sept 1974.


Books、Chapters (ClickOpen)

The Spiral Road: Change and Development in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of A Village Leader. (Second Edition, Waveland Press). ISBN (10-digit) 1-4786-1130-0; ISBN (13-digit) 978-1-4786-1130-1.
Reproducing Chinese Culture in Diaspora: Sustainable Agriculture & Petrified Culture in Highland Northern Thailand. Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland. Pp. x, 136. ISBN 978-0-7391-2599 (alk paper); ISBN 978-0-7391-4344-5 (electronic).
The Spiral Road: Change and Development in A Chinese Village Through the Eyes of A Village Leader. (Second Edition, Westview Press). ISBN 0-8133-3447-0 (pbk). 北京三聯出版社出版《林村的故事》簡體字版,2002年;南韓首爾Yeesan Publishing Company出版韓文版,2003年.
The Spiral Road: Change and Development in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Village Leader. 222 pages with figures, photos, notes, bibliography, glossary, index; Hard cover: ISBN 0-8133-7637-8; Paperback: ISBN 0-8133-0938-7,Boulder: Westview Press. 台北張老師出版社出版繁體字中文版《林村的故事》,1994年(320 pages, ISBN 957-693-120-7, NT$240)。
Agricultural Degradation: Changing Community Systems in Rural Taiwan. xiv, 236 pp. Washington: University Press of America.
Culture and Man: Collect Essays, 149 pages, Taipei: Atlantic Publication Company.

Edited Books (chapters) (ClickOpen)

《台灣原住民政策變遷與社會發展》(Government Policy and Social Development among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples),黃樹民、章英華主編。2010年10月出版. ISBN 978-986-02-4275-1 (精裝);ISBN 978-986-0204276-8 (平裝)。
《中國少數民族的飲食文化》 (Culinary Culture of China's Ethnic Minorities). 台北:中國飲食文化基金會。Pp. vii, 294. ISBN 978-986-6325-00-7 (pbk).
Imagining China: Regional Division and National Unity, Huang and Hsu eds., Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. Pp. xii, 322. ISBN 957-671-676-4 (hbk); ISBN 957-671-677-2 (pbk).
Ethnicity in Taiwan: Social, Historical and Cultural Perspectives. Edited by Chen Chung-min, Chuang Ying-chang, and Huang Shu-min. Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. (ISBN 957-671-233-5, hardback; ISBN 957-671-234-3, paperback).
Rural Hong Kong: The Anthropological Perspectives. A collection of four research reports contributed by participants of Summer Field School in Hong Kong. 72 pp. Iowa State University Anthropology Series 6.

Journal Articles (ClickOpen)

“Transnational Population Movements and the Formation of Plural Society in Taiwan.” 《中國人類學》第一輯,頁158-184。
"My anthropological career: the possibility of interdisciplinary research", Review of Social Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 1, I-XVI.
“Discrimination and incorporation of Taiwanese indigenous Austronesian peoples.” Shu-min Huang & Shao-hua Liu, Asian Ethnicity, Vol. 17, No. 2, 294-312.
“Situating East Asian Anthropology in the World,” American Anthropologist. Vol. 117, No. 2, Pps. 372-373.
“Engendering Social Suffering: A Chinese Diasporic Community in Northern Thailand.” Anthropology & Medicine, Vol. 21: 43-57.
〈台灣有機農業的技術轉變及其發展限制〉(Taiwanese Organic Farming and Its Technological Change: Limitations in Development)。《台灣人類學刊》第十一卷第一期,頁9-34。
"Building China's Nascent Civil Society: The Roles of Nongovernmental Organizations." American Anthropologist
〈發刊詞〉 (Editor's Introduction). 《華人應用人類學刊》 Chinese Journal of Applied Anthropology, 1: i-ii.
“Gauging the Chinese Reality: 40 Years Research in Rural China.” 《中共研究》,46:131-145。
〈回顧人類學門近三年的發展 (2007-2009)〉(Review of the development of anthropological in the last three years, 2007-2009). 《人文與社會科學簡訊》Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter Quarterly, 11: 4-7.
〈全球化下的人類學與通識教育〉(Anthropology and General Education Under Globalization)。《通識在線》General Education Online, 31: 8-9.
〈台灣原住民文化保存〉(Cultural preservation among Taiwanese indigenes). 外交部國際事務委員會NGO專家論壇。2009年1月20日。
〈藏彝走廊旅途印象〉( Impressions of Zang-Yi Corridor). 《中國研究》 China Studies, No. 9: 225-229.
“Religion as Means of Cultural Reproduction: Popular Rituals in a Yunnan Chinese Village in Northern Thailand.” Asian Ethnicity, 10: 155-176.
〈與大師對話:籌辦第五屆人類學高等研習營感言〉黃樹民、周惠民、劉紹華合著。(Dialogues with the Masters: Reflections on Organizing the Fifth Anthropological Study Camp, by Shu-min Huang, Hui-min Chou, and Shao-hoa Liu). 《人文與社會科學簡訊》Humanities and Social Sciences Newsletter Quarterly, 10: 131-137
〈藏彝走廊旅途印象〉( Impressions of Zang-Yi Corridor). 《中央研究院週報》 Academia Sinica Weekly, No. 1141: 4-7.
“Implications of Yunnan Chinese Land-Use Practices for Sustainable Hill Farming in Northern Thailand.” By Mattiga Panomtarinichagul and Shu-min Huang, in Taiwan Journal of Anthropology. 5: 123-147.
Building a Sustainable Rural Livelihood in Banmain Nongbua: A Chinese Diaspora Community in Northern Thailand. Taiwan Journal of Anthropology. 3: 1-21.
The Integration of Culture, Agriculture and the Environment in Banmai Nongbua: Chinese Diasporas in Northern Thailand.” Ethnology, 44:1-12.
“The Process of Professionalization of Traditional Korean Medicine.” By Hyun-Ji Lee, Seung-pyo Hong, and Shu-min Huang. Asian Anthropology, 4:137-148.
“A Methodology Framework for Regional Land-Use Change Studies based on Landsat TM Images: A Case Study in Northeast China.” By Deng Xiangzheng, Shu-min Huang, Jinyan Zhan, and Tao Z. Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, 2: 3-11.
"The Use and Abuse of the Comparative Method: A Historical Review.”張海洋翻譯為中文,出版於《廣西民族學報》。 Translated into Chinese by Zhang Haiyang and published in Journal of Guangxi University of Nationalities. 25: 32-38.
"Economic Culture and Moral Assumptions in a Chinese Village in Fujian," Asian Anthropology, 1: 59-85.
"The Moral Tenets of Chinese Economic Culture: Evidence from Lin Village, Fujian," Proceedings of the International Conference on Society, Ethnicity and Cultural Performance. Pp. 385-434. 台北:漢學研究中心。Taipei: Center for Chinese Studies.
"The Long-Term Effects of Rural Industrialization: the Case of a Coastal Village in Fujian," 《民族學研究所集刊》(Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology), 89: 121-155.
〈中國人類學發展的困境〉(Dilemmas in the Development of Anthropology in China). 《新亞學刊》(New Asia Journal), 16:81-92, Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong.
"Nutritional Well-being of Preschool Children in a North China Village," Modern China, 22:355-381 (Huang, K. C. Falk and S. Chen).
〈華北農村飲食文化的改變〉(Changing Dietary Culture in a North Chinese Village). 《第五屆中國飲食文化論文集》Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Chinese Dietary Culture. Pp. 23-45. Taipei: Foundation of Taiwanese Dietary Culture.
"Rural China in Transition." China Briefing, 1994, pp. 87-112. Boulder: Westview Press.
“The State-Society Relationship as Seen in Changing Marital Practices in Fengjia, Shandong. 《台大考古人類學集刊》(Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology) 49: 140-169.
"The Quest of Chinese Humanism: Recent Contributions of Historiography on the Study of Chinese Culture and Society." Reviews in Anthropology 21: 77-84. Bedford Hills, N.Y.: Redgrave Publishing.
"Re-examining the Extended Family in Chinese Peasant Society: Findings from a Fujian Village." Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs. 27:25-38. Canberra: Australian National University.
"Traditional Chinese Cosmology and Ethnographic Research in Taiwan" (in Chinese). 《台大考古人類學集刊》(Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology) 47: 12-25. Taipei: National Taiwan University.
"Folk Reproductive Medicine in North China: The Cultural Constructs of Pregnancy, Delivery and Post-Natal Care".《民族學研究所集刊》(Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology). 70: 13-38. Taipai: Academic Sinica.
"Transforming China's Collective Health Care System: A Village Study." In Social Science and Medicine, (27)9: 879-888.
"The Strategy of Prosperity in a Chinese Village." In Journal of Developing Societies. (3)2: 119-136. Leiden, the Netherland: E.J. Brill Publications.
"Ascertaining the Uncertain in Ancient China," (A review article). Reviews in Anthropology (14)1: 29-36. Bedford Hills, New York: Redgrave Publishing Co.
"Impacts of British Colonial Administration on Hong Kong's Land Tenure System." In New Asia Academic Bulletin, Special Issue on Anthropologic Studies of China, (6)1: 3-22. Hong Kong: The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
"Revitalizing Social Sciences in Mainland China." In Asian Review (6)1: 4-8. New Haven: Asian Studies & Asian Academic Society for Southern Connecticut State University.
〈對中國人類學發展的幾點建議〉(Suggestions to the Development of Anthropology in China), 《人類學研究》Anthropology Research, (1)1: 17-19. Xiamen: Xiamen University Press.
"Socioculture Systems in Taiwan's Rural Development." In Journal of Asia-Pacific and World Perspectives: Intercultural Communication, Honolulu: Asian-Pacific Services Institute, (7)1: 19-28.
"Taiwan: Changing Social Class Structure and Its Impacts on Sociopolitical Behavior." Translated into Chinese by Shi Jinyun. In Taiwan's Economic Issues, pp. 95-117. Xiamen:Xiamen University Press.
"Chinese Values as Depicted in Mandarin Terms of Abuse." (with D. M. Warren). Maledicta: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression, 5: 105-122.
"Searching for Rural Development: The Case of Taiwan." In Proceedings: The Second International Symposium on Asian Studies. pp. 933-944 Hong Kong: Asian Research Service.
"The Development of Regionalism in Ta-chia: A Non-kinship View of Rural Social Organization." In Ethnohistory, (27)3: 243-265. Oswego, N.Y.: American Society for Ethnohistory.
"Changing Taiwanese Peasants' Concept of Time: Its Impacts on Agricultural Production." Iowa State Journal of Research 54(2):191-200. Ames, Iowa: Iowa State University.
"A Cross-cultural Experience: A Chinese Anthropologist in the U.S." In Monsoon, (1)5: 49-54. Hong Kong: Monsoon Publishing Company.
"Developing Underdevelopment: An Anthropological View of Taiwan's Political Economy. Third World Review 4: 20-33. Cortland, New York: State University of New York College.
“Peasant Marketing Networks in Taiwan." 《民族學研究所集刊》(Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology)32: 191-215. Taipei: Academia Sinica.
〈社會人類學的解釋〉(Explanations in Social Anthropology.) 《思與言》 (In Chinese.) In Thoughts and Words, 7(5): 307-324. Taipei, Taiwan.
〈中國現代化的過程〉(A General Outline of Chinese Modernization.) 原載於《大學雜誌》 (The Intellectuals), 16: 32-40; 17: 25-33; .18: 28-40. 收錄於金耀基主編《中國現代化的歷程》。(Reprinted in Ambrose King et al., China's Modernization Process.) 台北: 時報出版社。Taipei: China Times Publication. 1980. pps. 85-103.
〈人類學結構功能論的發展〉(The Development of Structural-functionalism in Anthropology. in Chinese). 原載於《思與言》(Thoughts and Words), 5(5): 271-281. 收錄於李亦園主編《文化人類學選讀》(Reprinted in Li Yih-yuan (ed.) Reading in Cultural Anthropology), 頁 353-369 第一版 , 1970, 頁 531-548 第二版, 1976, 台北.

Books (chapters) (ClickOpen)

“Family, Education and Ethnic Identity among Yunnan Chinese in Northern Thailand.” In Han Min and Kawai Hironnao, eds. Family, Ethnicity and State in Chinese Culture Under the Impact of Globalization. Dublin, Ireland: Bridge 21. Pps.259-290.
〈牡丹水庫與社會變遷:水資源開發與土地爭議〉(Mudan Reservoir and Social Change: Exploration of Water Resources and Controversies over Land.) 《民族、地理與發展:人地關係研究的跨學科交會》(Ethnos, Geography and Development: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Human-Environmental Relations.) 官大偉編 (Da-wei Kuan, ed.), 台北:順益台灣原住民博物館 (Taipei: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines)。Pps. 195-227。ISBN 978-986-92396-3-9
〈認識史前文化,重建多元社會〉(Understand Prehistorical Culture, Rebuild Plural Society),〈序一〉 (Preface One)《考古台灣:穿越時空的蒐尋、解謎與保存》(Archaeology in Taiwan: Searching, Answering, and Conserving Over Time). 何祺婷編 (He Qi-ting ed.), 台北: 經典雜誌 (Taipei: Classics Magazine)。
“Waterscape and Social Transformations in Southern Taiwan: The Damming of Mudan Creek.” By Shao-hua Liu and Shu-min Huang, in Ts’ui-jung Liu and James Beattie, eds. Environment, Modernization and Development in East Asia: Perspective from Environmental History. London: Palgrave. Pps. 111-135.
“Developing Institutional Monitoring Protocols for Humanities and Social Science Research in Taiwan.” In N. Steneck, M. Anderson, S. Kleinert, and T. Mayer eds. Integrity in the Global Research Arena. New Jersey and London: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pps. 203-08.
Lashihai: Changing Environmental Protection of an Alpine Lake and Wetland. In Ts’ui-jung Liu ed. Environmental History In East Asia: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Routledge Publications
〈人類學與民族學百年學術發展〉(One Hundred Years of Development in Chinese Anthropology and Ethnology.) 王汎森主編《中華民國發展史‧學術發展》。台北:聯經出版社。 ( (PDF)Download)
“Ethnic Culture Studies: Continuity and Change Among Taiwanese Austronesian Peoples,” Shu-min Huang and Shao-hua Liu, in Ethnic Culture Studies, [Ed. Vladislav Kotchetkov], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK, [] ( (PDF)Download)
〈序〉(Preface)、〈總論〉(Introduction)、〈結論〉(Conclusion) 與章英華合著於《台灣原住民政策變遷與社會發展》(Government Policy and Social Development among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples),黃樹民、章英華主編。頁iii-iv; 1-14; 567-580。
〈全球化與台灣原住民基本政策之變遷與現況〉(Globalization and the Basic Policy Change and Current Conditions of Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples)《台灣原住民政策變遷與社會發展》(Government Policy and Social Development among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples),黃樹民、章英華主編。頁15-50。
〈導論〉(Introduction), 《中國少數民族的飲食文化》 (Culinary Culture of China's Ethnic Minorities). 台北:中國飲食文化基金會。Pps. 1-8.
"Contemporary dietary change in rural Northern China".〈近代華北農村飲食文化的變遷〉 黃克武主編《食巧毌食飽:地方飲食文化(一)》頁165-192。 台北:中華飲食文化基金會出版。
"Foods for Seasonal and Ritual Festivals among Yunnan Chinese in Northern Thailand and their Recent Changes",〈泰北雲南華人節日祭典食物及其近時的改變〉 張珣主編《人神共歆:宗教與養生飲食》 頁: 117-139。台北:中華飲食文化基金會出版。
Four entries, “Chong Yang” (重陽, pp. 382-384), “Zhong Qiu” (中秋,pp. 1450-1451), “Nongli Nian” (農曆年, pp. 1602-1607), and “Tiangan Dizhi” (天干地支, pp. 2272-2273), in Karen Christensen and David Levinson eds. Encyclopedia of China. Five volumes. Worcester, MA: Berkshire Publications.
〈序文〉(Preface) 於林美容、郭佩宜、黃智慧合編《寬容的人類學精神—劉斌雄先生紀念論文集》。(Essays in Honor of Professor Pin-Hsiung Liu)。台北:中央研究院民族學研究所出版,頁ii-iii。
"Feng Family Village in Change," (Huang and Stewart Odend'hal), 〈變化中的馮家村〉。黃樹民、斯圖爾特。奧登豪合作。於王兆成主編《 鄉土中國的變遷:美國學者在山東鄒平的社會研究》。頁187-191。山東省人民出版社。
"A Trip to Zouping: Changing Chinese Village and Its Implications in Social Research." 〈邹平之行:关于中国农村转型的思考及对农村社会研究的意义〉。於王兆成主編 《鄉土中國的變遷:美國學者在山東鄒平的社會研究》。頁163-177。山東省人民出版社。
"Origin and Dispersion Millet in East Asia" 〈東亞小米文化源流〉。《知識響宴:四》(Feast on Knowledge, Number Four). Pps. 73-103. 台北南港:中央研究院出版。Nankang, Taipei: Academia Sinica Publications. ( (PDF)Download)
“A Chinese Diasporic Community in Northern Thailand: Contested Political Loyalty and Shifting Ethnicity.” In C. B. Tan ed. Chinese Transnational Networks. Pps. 172-190. London: Routledge Publications.
“Preface.” In Korean translation of The Spiral Road: Change in a Chinese Village Through the Eyes of a Communist Party Leader. Published by Yeesan Publishing Co., Seoul, Korea.
Four entries, “Chinese New Year,” “Qin Ming,” “Mid-Autumn Festival,” and “Dragon Boat Racing,” in Karen Christensen and David Levinson eds. Encyclopedia of Modern Asia. Six volumes, published by Scribners.
〈序〉 於李菁著 《人情社會:人際關係與自我觀的建構》。香港:全球出版社。頁 ix-xx.
“Customs and Culture,” in Y. M. Yeung and David K.Y. Chu, eds. Fujian: A Coastal Province in Transition and Transformation. Hong Kong: The Chinese University Press, pps. 507-527.
“Contrasting Rural Reform in North versus South China,” in Huang and Hsu eds., Imagining China: Regional Division and National Unity, Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. Pps. 200-220.
“Introduction,” (Huang and Hsu), in Huang and Hsu eds., Imagining China: Regional Division and National Unity, Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. Pps. 1-20.
〈傳統主義、反傳統主義與台灣人類學的發展〉。徐正光、黃應貴編《台灣人類學的發展:回顧與展望》台北:中央研究院民族學研究所。頁 197-210.
"Fengjiacun: An Agrarian Village." (Huang and Stewart Odend'hal), in Andrew G. Walder, ed. Zouping in Transition: The Process of Reform in Rural North China. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, Pp. 86-114.
"Taiwanese," in David Levinson & Melvin Ember eds. Enclyclopedia of American Immigrant Culture. New York: Macmillian Publishing.
(Huang Shu-min, Chen Chung-min and Chuang Ying-chang) "Introduction: Problems of Ethnicity in the Chinese Cultural Context." In Chen, Chuang, and Huang eds. Ethnicity in Taiwan: Social, Historical, and Cultural Perspectives. Taipei: Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica. pp. 3-22.
"A Cross Cultural Experience: A Chinese Anthropologist in the United States." In Philip R. DeVita & James D. Armstrong eds. Distant Mirrors: America as a Foreign Culture. Belmont, Ca.: Wadworth Publishing Co., pp. 39-45. Reprinted in Elvio Angekoni ed. Annual Editions, Anthropology: 93/94, Dushkin Publishing, pp. 51-53 (1994), and in Allan Lippert ed. Classic & Contemporary Social Issues, Acton, Massachusetts: Copley Publishing Group (1994).
"Lin Village, Fujian." In Ronald G. Knapp ed. Chinese Landscapes: the Villages as Place. pp. 221-232. University of Hawaii Press.
"Ling Shun-sheng," entry for International Dictionary of Anthropologists, pp. 411-412. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
〈中國的大家庭回顧:以福建農村為例〉(Chinese Extended Family Restudy: Based on a Village Study in Fujian). 於謝世忠、孫寶鋼合編《人類學研究:芮逸夫教授九十華誕論文集》。(Hsieh and Sun eds. Anthropological Studies: Essay Collection in Honor of Professor Xi-fu Ruey.) pps. 217-237. 台北:南天出版社Taipei: Nantian Publishing.
"Market and Non-Market Factors in Taiwanese Peasant Economy." In Paul Durrenberger ed. Chayanov, Peasants and Anthropological Theory. New York: Academic Press, pp. 167-181.
"Hong Kong's Colonial Administration and the Land Tenure System." In S. M. Huang ed. Rural Hong Kong: The Anthropological Perspectives. ISU Anthropology Monograph Series #6.
"Preface" and "Introduction" in S. M. Huang, ed. Rural Hong Kong: The Anthropological Perspectives, ISU Anthropology Monograph Series #6.
〈大甲地區早期漢人的開墾:社會組織的發展〉(Early Settlement History of Han Chinese in Ta-chia Region: the development of social organization), 李亦園與喬健合編:《中國的民族、社會與文化-慶祝芮逸夫教授八十歲論文集》 ( Li and Chiao eds. China's People, Society, and Culture), pp. 33-56. 台北:食貨出版社。 Taipei Shih-Huo Publications.
〈序〉(Preface), 於張恭啟翻譯 Eric Wolf's Peasants. (Translated by K. C. Chang), pp. 1-6. Taipei: Current Publications.

Reviews (ClickOpen)

(Gregory Button) “Disaster Culture: Knowledge and Uncertainty in the Wake of Human and Environmental Catastrophe.” Asian Anthropology, 11: 214-216.
(Khun Eng Kuah-Pearce) “Rebuilding the Ancestral Village: Singaporeans in China.” Journal of Asian Studies, Vol.71, No. 1.
(Bryan Tilt) “The Struggle for Sustainability in Rural China: Environmental Values and Civil Society.” Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 9, No. 21.
(Xiaolin Guo) “State and Ethnicity in China’s Southwest.” Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 7, No. 1, Pps. 118-121.
(George Foster) "TzinTzunTzan: Mexican Peasants in a Changing World." 《思與言》(Thoughts and Words), Vol. 5, No. 6, Taipei.
(Xiang Biao, translated by Jim Weldon) “Transcending Boundaries: Zhejiangcun: the Story of a Migrant Village in Beijing.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol. 14, No. 4, Pps. 702-703.
(E. Friedman, P. Pickowicz and M. Shelden) “Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China.” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 81, No. 1, Pps. 109-111.
(Chee-Beng Tan, ed.) “Southern Fujian: reproduction of traditions in post-Mao China.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Vol. 14, No. 2, Pps. 462-463.
(Maria Heimer and Stig Thogersen, eds.) “Doing Fieldwork in China.” 《漢學研究》, Vol. 25, No. 1. Pps. 519-525.
(Dorothy Solinger, ed.) “Narrative of the Chinese Economic Reform: Individual Pathways from Plan to Market.” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 79, No. 2; Pps. 311-312, July/August 2006.
(Bao Jiemin) “Marital Acts: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity Among the Chinese Thai Diaspora.” Journal of Overseas Chinese, No. 1.
(Alan Chun) "Unstructuring Chinese Society: Fictions of Colonial Practice and the Changing Realities in the New Territories of Hong Kong." The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, Vol. 7, No. 1, pps. 192-93. March 2001.
(C.W. Watson ed.) "Being There: Fieldwork in Anthropology." American Anthropologist, 102: 50-51.
(Gao C.F. Mobo) "Gao Village: Rural Life in Modern China." Pacific Affairs, 73:
(Peter Seybolt) "Throwing the Emperor from His Horse: Portrait of a Village Leader in China, 1923-1995." The China Journal, 39: 113-115.
(James Lee and Cameron Campbell) "Fate and Fortune in Rural China: Social Organization and Population Behavior in Liaoning, 1774-1873." American Anthropologist, 100: 236-238.
(Hill Gates) "China's Motor: A Thousand Years of Petty Capitalism." The China Journal, 37: 117-120.
(He Liyi) "My China's Son: A Villager's Life." China Quarterly, December, pp. 121701218.
(Irene Bain) "Agricultural Reform in Taiwan: From Here to Modernity?" Journal of Asian & African Studies, 30: 118-119.
(Chu and Ju) "The Great Wall in Ruins: Communication and Cultural Change in China." Journal of Asian Studies, 53: 910-912.
(Chan, Madsen, and Ungar) "Chen Village Under Mao and Deng." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 435-437.
(Luehrsen and Potter) "Zengbu after Mao." Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 221-222.
(Laurel Kendall) "Tales of a Korean Shaman." Anthropology and Huminism Quarterly Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 109-110.
(Hsieh and Chuang eds.) "The Chinese Family and Its Ritual Behavior." The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 646-648.
(Stevan Harrell) "Ploughshare Village: Culture and Context in Taiwan." American Anthropologist, Vol. 87, No. I, pp. 200-201.
(Paul Vander Meer) "Farm-plot Dispersal, Lu-liao Village, Taiwan." The Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. XL III, No. 4, pp. 750-752.
(莊英章) 『林圯埔:一個台灣漢人鄉鎮的社會經濟史』(Lin Yi Pu: The Social and Economic History of a Chinese Township in Taiwan.) 台北:《時報週刊》。China Times Weekly, March 25, 1979, Taipei.
(Robin Fox) "Kinship and Marriage." In 《思與言》 (Thoughts and Words), Vol. 6, No. 5, Taipei.
(M. B. Jansen, ed.) "Changing Japanese Attitude Toward Modernization." 《中國民族學通訊》。 Newsletter of Chinese Ethnology, No. 9, Taipei.
(George Foster) "TzinTzunTzan: Mexican Peasants in a Changing World." 《思與言》(Thoughts and Words), Vol. 5, No. 6, Taipei.

Research Interests(ClickOpen)

A.  Teaching:

       I have taught the following courses one or more times at Iowa State University:

       ● Seminar on Economic Anthropology

       ● History and Development of Anthropological Theory

       ● Field Problems in the Ethnography of Contemporary Society

       ● Agriculture Development in China

       ● Contemporary Socio-cultural Anthropology

       ● Culture Change and Applied Anthropology

       ● Ethnology of East and Southeast Asia

       ● Comparative Studies of World Cultures

       ● Political and Economic Anthropology

       ● Technology: International, Social and Human Problems

       ● Family & Kinship in Cross-Cultural Perspective

       ● Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

       ● Introduction to Third World Cultures

       ● Introduction to Anthropology

B.  Research: 

Within the anthropology discipline, my research interests involve mainly two areas: cultural ecology and economic anthropology. In cultural ecology I investigate the environmental endowments and constraints a society faces in its cultural development, and the institutional mechanisms developed to cope with such conditions. In economic anthropology, I look into a society's indigenous organizations in production, distribution, and consumption, and their changes under modernization projects.

My geographic concentration is East and Southeast Asia. I conducted my dissertation research in Taiwan in 1973-74, with specific attention on factors contributing to Taiwan's current agricultural growth and stagnation.  The "opening up" of mainland China presents a new opportunity for my research.  Taiwan, Hong Kong and China have similar cultural traditions, but have gone through dramatically different historical processes and developmental policies, especially in the past five decades.  A comparison of these three Chinese societies, with a close examination of their changed and unchanged aspects will reveal to us not only the meaning of "Chineseness" but also the relevance of policies adopted in these three societies with regard to agricultural production and economic development. I have conducted fieldwork on rural development in Xiamen, Fujian (1984-85, 96-97), on child nutrition and health in Shandong (1987-91), Guizhou (1995), and Taiwan (1991-92), and sustainable agriculture in Manchuria (1997-2000), Yunnan (2001) and Thailand (2002-08).

My recent research includes the following:

1. Reproducing Chinese Diasporas: Sustainable Agriculture in Northern Thailand (2002-08)

My research project to study Chinese migrant communities in northern Thailand (2002-08) was sponsored by two consecutive international collaborative research grants from the Wenner-Gren Foundation (2003-05). This multidisciplinary and multinational research project contains two Thai scholars (a geographer and a soil scientist), three Chinese scholars (two anthropologists and a photographer) and myself. The completed ethnography, entitled Reproducing Chinese Diasporas: Sustainable Agriculture in Northern Thailand, was published by Lexington Books in 2010.

2. Academia Sinica Thematic Research Grants: “Socio-Economic Changes and Policy Assessment Among Taiwanese Indigenous Populations.” (2006-2009)

Since returned to Taiwan in 2006, I have assumed the responsibility as the PI in a research project to assess socio-cultural change and policy implementation issues confronting Taiwanese indigenous populations (the so-called Taiwanese aborigines) funded by Academia Sinica under its Thematic Research Program. With the assistance of Dr. Chang Ying-hua, project Co-PI and Director of the Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, we divided the project into 11 topical areas and involved 15 researchers from major universities across Taiwan. We conducted site visits, focused groups and in-depth interviews during 2006, and developed survey questionnaires in 2007 and 2008. We published our findings in a single volume in Taiwan in 2010

3. Academia Sinica Thematic Research Grant: “Zang-Yi Corridor and Its Ecosystem, Ethnic Culture, and Future Development.” (2008-10)

Starting in 2005, I began to develop a research project in southwest China, an area called Zang-Yi Corridor, i.e., western Sichuan, eastern Tibet, and northern Yunnan where the three major rivers of Nu Jiang (Salween River in Burma), Lancang Jiang (Mekong River in Southeast Asia) and Jinsha Jiang (i.e, Yangtze River) run parallel. In 2005 I applied and received an NSF grant to organize an exploratory meeting which involved over 30 Chinese scholars and 6 foreign scholars (mostly from the U.S.) in Chengdu, Sichuan, for one week. This was followed by a field survey in summer 2006 that crisscrossed this region with seven scholars in two jeeps. I applied for and received a three-year research grant (2008-10) from Academia Sinica under its Thematic Research Program, titled “Zang-Yi Corridor and Its Ecosystems, Ethnic Cultures, and Future Development.” This multidisciplinary program involves a geographer, a nature conservationist, a medical anthropologist, and an ethno-historian, plus myself.

4. “The Development of NGOs and the Growth of Grass-root Civil Society in Southwest China” (2011-13)

 “The Development of NGOs and the Growth of Grass-root Civil Society in Southwest China,” is a National Science Council funded research project in 2011-13.This is a continuation of my research in the Zang-Yi Corridor on development, environmental change, and civil society development in Southwest China. During this three-year project period, I focused on comparing two alpine lakes, Lashi Hai in Lijiang and Napa Hai in Zhong Dian, to understand how the development of tourism has contributed to changing water use patterns, the elimination of indigenous plants and animals, the rise of grass-root conservationism, and the involvements of NGOs. Through a comparison of these two lakes we can gain insights on the interface between globalization and local responses. Besides journal articles, I plan to write an ethnography based on this project.

5.Community Vulnerability and Health Among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples” (2012-15)

Community Vulnerability and Health Among Taiwanese Indigenous Peoples” is a three-year Thematic Research Project that takes “community vulnerability” as the vantage point of analysis in order to understand Taiwanese indigenous peoples’ general health risks and coping strategies when facing unprecedented natural and human made calamities that threaten their livelihood. To understand indigenous people’s disaster prevention and health, we not only need to understand some of the complex and non-linear causal relations of disasters, but also investigate their resilience and external interventions as the entry point to assess their vulnerabilities and the unintended consequences. This project is divided into five sub-projects with a total of 14 researchers involved. The outcomes of the project will include the following long-term goals: constructing healthy indigenous tribal villages, reducing community vulnerabilities, minimizing disaster risks, and rebuilding indigenous sustainable livelihood.

6.A Tale of Two Lakes: Ecological Change and Development in Yunnan Alpine Lakes”(2014-18)

A Tale of Two Lakes: Ecological Change and Development in Two Yunnan Alpine Lakes” is a book writing project that received the Humanity’s Milestone Award by the Ministry of Science & Technology. It uses two alpine lakes in northern Yun-Gui Plateau, Lashihai and Napahai, as the vintage point to analyze the ecological changes and their implications since China launched its Reform and Open Policy in 1978. Comparing the different development trajectories initiated by external NGOs around these two lakes will clearly unravel how local cultures closely intersect with the ecological systems and social development, as well as the future directions of China’s grass-roots democracy and civil society. The monograph will be written in English for international publication.

7.Sustainable Development in Anthropocene: Changing Urban Life in Taiwan” (2015-17)

Sustainable Development in Anthropocene: Changing Urban Life in Taiwan” is a Thematic Research Project that takes ‘anthropocene’ as its vintage point to analyze how Taiwan, under the impact of globalization, has adjusted to environmental change through urbanization and related life-style changes in order to achieve the goals of sustainable development. This research project involves scholars from Academia Sinica and other related institutions in Taiwan to form a multidisciplinary team, including history, anthropology, psychology, geography, and architecture, in a three-year research. Research foci include: the history of urban development in Taiwan; the reciprocal impact between urban development and environmental change; changing temple space and practices in Taipei Basin; changing urban family and interpersonal relationships; and changing water resource management and distribution in Taipei Basin.