Anru Lee

Anru Lee

Associate Professor
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212.237.8571
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Room number: 
9.63.12 NB

Education

1999 PhD    The City University of New York
1993 MA      Hunter College, The City University of New York
1985 BS      National Taiwan University, Taipei

Bio

A cultural anthropologist, Anru Lee's research focuses on the Asian Pacific region and issues of capitalism, modernity, gender and sexuality, and urban anthropology. She is the author of In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity: Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan's Economic Restructuring (SUNY Press 2004) and is co-editor of Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society (ME Sharpe 2004). Her current project investigates mass rapid transit systems as related to issues of technology, governance, and citizenship. Her most recent fieldwork looks at the newly built Mass Rapid Transit systems in Taiwan in the context of the country's struggle for cultural and national identity.

 

 

Publications

AUTHORED BOOKS

Lee, Anru. 2004. In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity: Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan’s Economic Restructuring. Albany: SUNY Press.

EDITED BOOKS

Farris, Catherine, Anru Lee, and Murray A. Rubinstein. Eds. 2004. Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Lee, Anru. 2007. "Southern Green Revolution: Urban Environmental Activism in Kaohsiung, Taiwan." City and Society 19(1): 114-138.

Lee, Anru. 2007. "Subways as a Space of Cultural Intimacy: The Mass Rapid Transit System in Taipei, Taiwan." The China Journal 58.

NON-REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Lee Anru (). 2003. ": ”(The Story of Wang Mei-ling: The Political Economy of Gender in Taiwan’s Smallscaled Manufacturing Families). (Education for Gender Equality Quarterly) 22: 30-50. (Invited article as part of the 'Women and Work' special issue)

Lee, Anru. 2000. “Stand by the Family: Gender and Taiwan’s Small-Scaled Industry in theGlobal Context.” Anthropology of Work Review XXI(3): 5-9. (Invited article as part of the 'Gender and Work in Taiwan' special issue)

BOOK CHAPTERS

Lee, Anru. 2004. "Between Filial Daughter and Loyal Sister: Global Economy and Family Politics in Taiwan." In Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society, eds. Catherine Farris, Anru Lee, and Murray A. Rubinstein. Pp. 101-119. Armonk. NY: M.E. Sharpe.

Lee, Anru. 2002. "Guests from the Tropics: Labor Practices and Foreign Workers in Taiwan.” In Transforming Gender and Development in East Asia, ed. Esther Ngan-ling Chow. Pp. 183-202. New York: Routledge.

Lee, Anru. 2001. "Households and Families: East Asia." In The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, eds. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender. New York: Routledge.

Lee, Anru. 2001. "Patriarchy: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives." In The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, eds. Cheris Kramarae and Dale Spender. New York: Routledge.

Lee, Anru. 1996. “A Tale of Two Sisters: Gender in Taiwan's Small-Scaled Industry." In Anthropology for a Small Planet: Culture and Community in a Global Environment, ed. Anthony Marcus. Pp. 67-79. St. James, NY: Brandywine Press.

ARTICLES IN NON-SCHOLARLY PRINT

Lee Anru (). 2006. “, ” (The Economic, Social and Cultural Meanings of the Mass Rapid Transit System in Kaohsiung, Taiwan). “” 64: 25-30 (Invited article as part of the Kaohsiung City Bureau of Labor Affairs ‘MRT and Labor’ special publication).

Research

July 2007-Dec 2008 Subways as a Global-Local Nexus: The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Systems in Taiwan. Research Grants, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Amount Applied for: $49,820. Outcome: Not Funded.

July 2007-June 2008 Subways as a Global-Local Nexus: The Mass Rapid Transit System (MRT) Taipei, Taiwan. PSC-CUNY Research Award, CUNY. Amount Funded: $3,990.

Jan 2007-Dec 2007 Women and the Meaning of Work: A Transgenerational Perspective. Faculty Research Awards, National Endowment for the Humanities. Amount Applied for: $40,000. Outcome: Not Funded.

July 2005-June 2006 Women and the Meaning of Work: A Transgenerational Perspective. PSC-CUNY Research Award, CUNY. Amount Funded: $4,044.

Jan-June 2005 Portals and Pathways to Postmodern Nationhood: The Mass Rapid Transit Systems in Taiwan. Fellowship, Faculty Fellows Publications Program (FFPP), CUNY. Amount Funded: $3,414.

July 2004-June 2005 Portals and Pathways to Postmodern Nationhood: The Mass Rapid Transit Systems in Taiwan. Fellowship, the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, Graduate Center, CUNY. Amount Funded: $3,414.

July 2004-June 2005 Women and the Meaning of Work: A Transgenerational Perspective. PSC-CUNY Research Award, CUNY. Amount Funded: $3,414.

July 2002-June 2003 In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity: Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan's Economic Restructuring. Richard C. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Amount Funded: $15,000.

July 2002-June 2003 In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity: Labor and Gender Politics in Taiwan's Economic Restructuring. Grant for Professors, Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange. Amount Funded: $24,248.

July 2002-June 2003 Gender and the Meaning of Work in the Taiwan Context: A Transgenerational Perspective. Research and Creative Activity Award, California State University, Sacramento (CSUS). Funded.

July 2001-June 2002 Gender and the Meaning of Work in the Taiwan Context: A Transgenerational Perspective. Research and Creative Activity Award, CSUS. Funded.

Jan-June 2000 Urban Sprawl in Northern California. Probational Faculty Development Grant, CSUS. Funded.

July 1998-June 1999 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, CUNY. Funded.

July-Dec 1995 Factory Women in Taiwan. Predoctoral Research Fellowship, the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Funded.

July 1994-June 1995 Factory Women in Taiwan. Predoctoral Grant, the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research. Funded.

July 1993-June 1994 Factory Women in Taiwan. Predoctoral Research Fellowship, the Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Expertise

Culture Theory; Ethnography; Subways; Gender in Workplace; Globalization; Public Space; Urban Transit Systems; Migration and Citizenship; Taiwan; Chinese Societies; Asia-Pacific

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