Profile - Ming-Yeh T. RawnsleyAbout Us

Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley

Secretary-General and EATS Board Member, 2012–2018

After completing my PhD (on “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) at the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds in 1998, I became Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies (IAPS), University of Nottingham between 1999 and 2005. I was appointed Head of Chinese Studies and Head of IAPS-Ningbo, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China between 2005 and 2007. Upon my return to the UK, I researched and taught film industries in East Asia at the ICS, University of Leeds from 2007 to 2013. I am currently Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham. In addition to my academic path, I also have professional experience as a journalist, TV script writer and columnist for the media in Taiwan and China. I host a Chinese-language blog on China Times, produce podcasts through audioboom, and contribute to a regular column on "European Perspectives" for Merit Times.

During my time as the Secretary-General of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), with the support of the EATS Board members we launched EATS News in 2013, EATS Library Research Grant in 2014, EATS Research Project in 2014, EATS Book Launch in 2015, and the International Journal of Taiwan Studies in 2018.

My research interests cover three main areas: (1) East Asian Cinema, especially Taiwan cinema and Chinese-language cinema; (2) The media and democratization in Taiwan and China; and (3) Trans-disciplinary science communications and education in Taiwan and in the UK. My most recent major publications include:

My current projects include:

  • co-writing (with Gary Rawnsley and Jonathan Sullivan) a monograph on Political Communications and the Media in Taiwan
  • co-application (with Chris Berry) a research and screening project on Taiwan’s Lost Popular Cinema: Recovered and Restored

Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley is Research Associate, Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS and Non-Resident Senior Fellow, China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham. She is also the Secretary-General of EATS (2012–present), Founding Editor of EATS News, and the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Taiwan Studies.