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Dr. Ming-Chang Tsai

Tel: 886-2-86741111 ext. 67064

Fax: 886-2-26739778

Email: mtsai@mail.ntpu.edu.tw
Mailing Address: Department of Sociology, 
National Taipei University, 151 University Rd., Sansia, New Taipei City, 23741, Taiwan

 


Areas of Research and Specialization

globalization; development; well-being

 

Biography

Dr. Ming-Chang Tsai received his Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1992. He is currently professor in Department of Sociology in National Taipei University. He served as chair of this department, and Dean of College of Social Sciences. His research area includes globalization and global behaviors, political economy of growth in East Asia, and human well-being.

 

  
Selective Recent Publications
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2006, “Does Political Democracy Enhance Human Development in Developing 
Countries? A Cross-National Study.” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 65:233-268.
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2006, “Sociable Resources and Close Relationships: Intimate Relatives and Friends 
in Taiwan .” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 23:151-169.
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2006, “Macro-Structural Determinants of Political Freedom in Developing 
Countries:A Cross-National Analysis." Social Indicators Research 76:317-340.
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2006, “Economic and Non-economic Determinants of Poverty in 
DevelopingCountries: Competing Theories and Empirical Evidence." Canadian Journal of 
Development Studies 27: 267-285.
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2007, “Does Globalization Affect Human Well-being?", Social Indicators Research 
81:102-126.
 
Ming-Chang Tsai, 2009, “Market Openness, Transition Economies and Subjective Wellbeing”, 
Journal of Happiness Studies 10:523-539. 

Ming-Chang Tsai and Richard P. Appelbaum, 2010, “Socio-Economic Differentials in Global Exposure: A Research Note on Taiwan”, Sociological Perspectives 53:593-599.(SSCI)

Ming-Chang Tsai, Leslie Laczko and Christian Bjørnskov, 2011, “Social Diversity, Institutions and Trust: A Cross-National Analysis”, Social Indicators Research 101:305-322.(SSCI)

Ming-Chang Tsai, 2011, “If GDP Is Not the Answer, What Is the Question? The Juncture of Capabilities, Institutions and Measurement in the Stiglitz-Sen-Fitoussi Report”, Social Indicators Research 102:363-372. (SSCI)

Ming-Chang Tsai, 2011, "'Foreign Brides' Meet Ethnic Politics in Taiwan", International Migration Review 45:243-268.(SSCI)

Ming-Chang Tsai and Dan-Bright S. Dzorgbo, 2012, “Familial Reciprocity and Subjective Well-being in Ghana." Journal of Marriage and Family 74:215-228.(SSCI)

Ming-Chang Tsai, 2012, “Rekindling Comparative Development Research: Market Society, Gender and State Rhetoric.” Comparative Sociology 11:155-159

Ming-Chang Tsai, 2012, "Narrating Neoliberal Transition: Rhetoric of the State in South Africa and Taiwan." Comparative Sociology 11:251-273.

Ming-Chang Tsai, Heng-hao Chang and Wan-chi Chen, “Globally Happy: Individual Globalization, Expanded Capacities, and Subjective Wellbeing.” Social Indicators Research, forthcoming. (SSCI)

 

Research in Progress

Global Exposure in East Asia

Attitudes towards Trade and Protectionism in East Asia

 
 
 

Research Awards and Funding

Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Institute of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, University of 
California, Santa Barbara (1998-1999)

Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, 2000-2001, 2012-2014

Principal Investigator, Outstanding Research Project, National Science Council, 2008-2011
       
Visiting Professor, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, 2010.1
 
Visiting Scholar, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, Columbus, 2010-2011
 
Flexible Salary Award, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2011-2014
 
 
 
 
Services in Academic Communities

Manuscript Referee for: American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Comparative Economic Studies, Comparative Political Studies, Comparative Sociology, Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Journal of Happiness Studies, New Political Economy, Socio-Economic Review, Social Indicators Research, Sociological Perspectives, Sociological Quarterly, Social Problems, World Development.

Member of Editorial Board, Taiwanese Journal of Sociology (2001-2002), Taiwanese Sociological 
Review (2000), Social Indicators Research(2008-); Comparative Sociology(2009-)

Editor, Taiwanese Journal of Sociology (2003-2004), Journal of Taiwan Studies(2005-2006)

Member of Executive Board, Social Science Research Center of National Science Council 
(2003-2004)

President, Taiwanese Sociological Association (2006-2007)

Vice-President, RC55-Social Indicators of international Sociological Association