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Short biography

Pin-tsang Tseng is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica. His research interests cover food history, history of Qing Taiwan to the history of agriculture and social life, including milkfish aquaculture in Asia, and the social significance of diverse restaurants in Taiwan during the Japanese colonial period. He is working on a book on the transformation of Taiwanese restaurants and its political-social analysis throughout the Japanese colonial period.

Major publications

  • Pin-tsang Tseng, “Japanese Cuisine in Taiwan:Sukiyaki and Community Life of Intellectual Class in Taiwan(1895-1960s).” Taiwan Historical Research, Vol. 22, No.4(December 2015): 1-34.
  • Pin-tsang Tseng, “The Exploitation of the Tai-jiang Reclaimed Land and the Government-Business Interest Structure of Taiwan Prefecture in the Nineteenth Century.” Historical Inquiry 55(June 2015 ): 125-171.
  • Pin-tsang Tseng, ” Emergence of Pig Trade: Development of Commercial Economy in North Taiwan, 1881–1900.” Taiwan Historical Research, Vol. 21, No. 2( June 2014): 33-68.
  • Pin-tsang Tseng, ”Local Food and Shanshuiting: Development of Taiwanese Cuisine during the Second World War(1937-1945 ).” Journal of Chinese Dietary Culture, Vol. 9, No.1 (2013): 113-156.
  • Pin-tsang Tseng, “Brackish Water Ponds and Freshwater Ponds:A Comparative Analysis of quaculture Development in Qing Taiwan.” Taiwan Historical Research, Vol. 19, No. 4(December 2012 ): 1-47.
  • Pin-tsang Tseng, “Banzhou: Banquets and the Han Society in Qing Taiwan.” New History, Vol.21, No.4 (December 2010) : 1-53.

Research interests

  • Food History
  • Agriculture History
  • Everyday Life History

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