The Team

Samia Ferhat

Scientific supervisor


Samia Ferhat is the creator of the French Taiwan Studies project. She is a researcher affiliated with the Centre for Studies on Modern and Contemporary China (EHESS – UMR 8173 China Korea Japan) and a lecturer at Paris Nanterre University. Her work focuses on the question of memory and the uses of the past in the context of China-Taiwan relations.

Soulia Bentouhami

Administrative manager


Due to her role as head administrative and operational manager of the UMR 8173 China Korea Japan, Soulia is in charge of running and managing the research centre. She therefore oversees the administrative side of the project, including acting as intermediary between the different partners when signing agreements, as well as dealing with accounting issues.

Sica Acapo

Multimedia manager


Sica is a public relations manager specialising in the promotion of research. She has a degree in applied languages (English and Chinese) and intercultural communication. Within the project, she is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the website, as well as the development of media content.

Shao Chuanzhe

Research assistant


Shao Chuanzhe has a Masters in translation from Paris III (Chinese, French and English), as well as a Masters in sociology from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). Her research topic concerns the question of cultural conflicts between different societies. She teaches Chinese and Chinese civilisation in several institutions and large French companies.

Lai Yoing

Research assistant


Lai Yoing has obtained a Master’s degree from the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences. His research topics include China-Taiwan relations, the Taipei-Beijing-Washington triangle, political psychology and the One-China policy (principle).

Aurélia Martin

Translator


Aurélia Martin is a freelance translator, with experience in public relations and online content management. She is responsible for translating all the documents related to the FTS project, as well as the website.

Zhao Qian

Illustrator


Self-taught and passionate about art, Zhao Qian applies her pencils and paints to the creation of the project’s developing visual content.

Corentin Ludwig

Masters student (AMO)


Corentin Ludwig is a Masters student at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). His research focuses on young Kuomintang activists and sympathisers and those advocating for “reunification” with mainland China. What interests him most is their collective imagination, stories centred around “Greater China” and the figure of Chiang Kai-shek.

Nathalie Rémond

Administrative Manager


Nathalie is in charge of the administrative aspects of the project, such as dealing with service providers and suppliers, as well as budget management and the monitoring of grants and fundings.

Li Hsin-yi

Doctor of Cultural Anthropology


Li Hsin-Yi is an associate researcher at Heidelberg University where she received her doctorate in Anthropology. Her research topics cover the international mobility of students, transnational migration strategies, as well as cultural identity and collective memory in Taiwan. She is currently in Paris collaborating with Samia Ferhat on a postgraduate project on the China Youth Corps.
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Hsieh Chwen-ching

Doctor of Arts


Chwen-chin has a Ph.D. in Art Studies from the University of Paris-Est and is a lecturer for the Department of Perfoming Arts at National Taiwan University of Arts in Taipei and for the Department of French at Tamkang University.

Aurore Michelat

Doctoral student in Political Studies


Aurore Michelat is preparing her thesis at EHESS on anarchist thinking in China at the beginning of the 20th century, supervised by Christophe Prochasson (EHESS) and Xiaohong Xiao-Planes (INALCO). She studied at Paris Diderot University, earning a Research Masters in World History: African, Latin America, Asia (2013), then an Undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies (2016), a Masters in Linguistics Applied to the Didactics of French as a Foreign Language, Chinese minor (2017) and a Research Masters in Chinese Studies (2018). She also received a joint degree from Paris Nanterre University in Applied Languages (English-Chinese specialisation, Russian option) and Law (2011).

Chi Ho-chun

Lecturer


Chi Ho-chun has obtained a PhD in Public Law at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University and is especially interested in public policy issues. By joining the French Taiwan Studies team, he hopes to contribute to a better understanding of Taiwan’s legal and political issues in France.

Sandrine Marchand

Lecturer


Sandrine Marchand graduated from the University of Paris VII Denis Diderot in Chinese studies. She teaches at the University of Artois. As a specialist in Taiwanese literature, she is particularly interested in poetic writing, the practices and theories of translation and the genesis of works. She translates and studies the novels of the writer Wang Wen-hsing 王文興.
She has published, in collaboration with Samia Ferhat, Ile de mémoires, Lyon, Tigre de Papier, 2011. < / br>

David Serfass

Lecturer


David Serfass is a member of the IFRAE (Institut français de recherche sur l’Asie de l’Est – French Institute for Research on East Asia) and a Lecturer at Inalco (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales – National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations) where he teaches the course “History of Taiwan.” His research focuses on the formation of the Chinese nation-state, particularly as it relates to Sino-Japanese relations.

Jérôme Soldani

PhD in anthropology


Jérôme Soldani has a doctorate in anthropology from the University of Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence). He is a lecturer in the Ethnology Department of the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, and has been President of the Francophone Association for Taiwan Studies (AFET) since October 2014.

Cédric Bouchoucha

Editor


Cédric Bouchoucha holds a master’s degree in film studies from the University of Paris 7. Between 2012 and 2015, he was the publishing director of Feux Croisés, an online magazine dedicated to cinema. He now devotes himself to writing manuscripts and is working on the creation of the French Taiwan Studies Project4s online journal, Carnets de terrain, for which he will be the copy editor.

Félix Jun Ma

Lecturer


Félix Jun Ma is a senior lecturer in the Chinese Department and a statutory member of the research team LLACS-ReSO (Langues, Littératures, Arts et Cultures du Sud-Recherches sur les Suds et les Orients – Languages, Literatures, Arts and Cultures of the South-Research on the South and the Orient) at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. He holds a PhD in History and Civilizations from the EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales – School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences) and works on the history of politics at the end of the Chinese Empire and the beginning of the Republic of China and on the history of political concepts introduced in China at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century.

Camille Akoun

Master's degree in Political Studies from EHESS


Camille studied at SciencesPo and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Ulm). She obtained her Master’s degree under the direction of Mrs. Samia Ferhat at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS). She did an internship at the Taipei branch of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC).

Beatrice Zani

Lecturer in Political Science


Beatrice Zani is a lecturer in Political Science at Sciences Po Lyon, TRIANGLE UMR 5206. She has obtained her Phd in Sociology from Université Lyon 2. Her thesis is entitled ‘Mobilities, Translocal Economies and Emotional Modernity: from the Factory to Digital Platofroms, between China and Taiwan’ (2019). In 2017, she was awarded the Christian Ricourt Young Researcher Prize in Taiwanese Studies. Her research themes include economic sociology, sociology of emotions and sociology of international migration. She recently published “In-between. Re-migration, Emotional Circulations and New Cosmopolitan Biographies”, Asia Pacific Viewpoint (2019) et “Gendered Transnational Ties and Multipolar Economies : Chinese Migrant Women WeChat Commerce in Taiwan”, International Migration (2018).

Marta Pavone

PhD Student


Marta Pavone is a doctoral candidate in social anthropology at Inalco, under the supervision of Catherine Capdeville-Zeng. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and civilization from the University of Naples “L’Orientale” and a master’s degree in Chinese studies, social anthropology program from Inalco. Her research focuses on the territorial influence of the Hongludi Nanshan Fudegong temple and its economic relations with religious and non-religious organizations.
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