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Lee, Anru

Associate Professor


9.63.12 NB

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

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.



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