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CHEN Wei-Ping


Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique
CSE - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
54 boulevard Raspail
75006 Paris


Doctoral Dissertation :

  • Fabricating “Parisian seduction” : Love- and life-styles, single women, and cultural fantasy in modern capitalism. A discursive study comparing judgments carried in Taiwan and in France (theses.fr)

Advisor : Eva Illouz


  • Nov. 2016 – present : PhD in Sociology / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France
  • 2016 : Master 2 in Cultural Mediation / Université Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris France
  • 2013 : MA in Journalism (Specialization : Media and Cultural Studies) / National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2011 : BA in Communication and Technology (Specialization : Media, Culture, and Society) / National Chiaotung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan

Honors, Grants, and Fellowship

  • 2018 : “Séjour 3 Mois” Scholarship for Visiting Doctoral Researchers (EHESS-UVa Exchange Program)
  • 2018 : European Sociological Association (ESA) PhD Summer School Travel Grant
  • 2017 : Doctoral Excellence 2-year Scholarship GSSA, Government of Taiwan
  • 2017 : International Conference Travel Grant, ED 286 (EHESS)
  • 2011 : Honorary Member of Phi-tau-phi (Taiwanese Academic Community)
  • 2011 : Scholarship for Excellence, Ministry of Education Taiwan
  • 2010 : National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC) Research Grant for Undergraduate
  • 2007-2011 : Dean’s List at National Chiaotung University for 4 Consecutive Years
  • 2007 : NCTU “Golden Bamboo Award”–Full-ride Scholarship for Excellence

Research Interests

  • Sociology of Emotions
  • Sociology of Cultures
  • Sociology of Consumption
  • Intimacy, Gender, and Social Media
  • Imagination
  • Alternative Media and Immigrant Identities

Scientific Activities

  • 2018 : Visiting Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
  • 2017 : Parallel Session « Women and New Media » Organizer in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) Conference, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2013-2014 : Telephone Interviewer (CATI) at Social Science Information Center (SSIC), Taipei, Taiwan
  • 2010-2014 : Research Assistant / Scientific Coordinator of 4 Projects Sponsored by National Science Council of Taiwan including “Communication of Cancer : Between Media and Public” (Prof. Yi-Ning Chen, Project n° NSC101-2511-S-004-002-MY2) ; “Lifestyle Television Program in Taiwan : Comparative Study of Economic and Cultural Practices in Media” (Prof. Ti Wei, Project n° NSC100-2410-H-009-037-MY) ; “Aborigines and Communication Technology : Interpretations and Local Household Usage in Lanyu” (Prof. Yu-Pei Chang, Project n° NSC100-2420-H-009-005-MY3) ; “New Media and Scientific Communication : Representation and Production of Content in the Blogs about ‘Low-Carbon Life’ on the Internet” (Prof. Mei-Hua Lee, Project n° NSC100-2511-S-009-008.)

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • “Mediated Modern (Un)love Stories and Female Empowerment : Consuming Emotional Feminist Identities and Lifestyles on French Women’s Social Networking Sites,” ESA RN18 Mid-Term Conference — Communication, Capitalism and Social Change : Policy, Practice, Praxis, University of Zagreb, Zagreb (Croatia), September 6-8, 2018.
  • “Fabricating ‘Parisian seduction’ : Love- and life-styles and cultural fantasy in modern capitalism”, European Sociological Association (ESA) PhD Summer School 2018 — Reinventing Sociology in Uncertain Times : Sociological Research and Writing in the 21st Century, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris (France), June 27-29, 2018.
  • “Guiding Emotion, Guiding Lifestyles ? Cross-national subjectivity in Taiwanese Self-help culture”, Cultural Studies Annual Conference 2018 — Cultures Among Us, National Taiwan University, Taipei (Taiwan), March 11, 2018. (in Mandarin)
  • “‘Parisian Seduction’ Discussions over Single Women on Social Media”, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Conference 2017 — Worlding : Asia beyond/after Globalization, Sungkonghoe University, Seoul (South Korea), July 28, 2017.
  • “Mediascapes and Cultural Action : The Big Issue Taiwan and the Practices of Audiences”, Annual Conference of the Chinese Communication Society 2012 — Interdisciplinary and Transformation : Communication and Interaction in the Changing Era, University Providence, Taichung (Taiwan), July 6, 2012. (in Mandarin)
  • “Alternative Media and Diaspora Identity : Vietnamese Bao Bon Phuong and Female Immigration in Taiwan”, Annual Conference of the Chinese Communication Society 2011 — Popular Culture and Entertainment Technology, National Chiaotung University, Hsinchu (Taiwan), July 6, 2011. (in Mandarin)


  • Mandarin (native), Taiwanese (native), French (fluent), English (fluent), Korean (conversational), German (basic)