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Chieh-Ju WuChieh-Ju Wu


Professor Fa-ti Fan


M.S.Sc., Santé, Populations, Politiques Sociales (SPPS), École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, France, 2008

M.A., Graduate Institute of Humanities in Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2006

B.Sc., Public Health, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan, 2003


East Asia, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and Empire and Modernity


About Me

I am from Taiwan, where I received my BSc in Public Health and MA in History of Medicine at Taipei Medical University. Supported by the Erasmus Mundus scholarship of the European Commission from 2006 to 2008, I have studied health and welfare in the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris for the second master's degree.

Because of bedtime stories about colonial Taiwan from grandmother in my childhood and early training in public health, I have specific interest in the colonial medicine of the Japanese Empire. The topics of my previous works include the cultural history of consumption and tuberculosis, public health and racial implications of tuberculosis, and institutional history of public dispensary.

After the training in Binghamton, my research interests extend to animal studies and environmental history. My dissertation explores how scientific and medical research on venomous snakes in colonial Taiwan incorporated into Japan's imperial agenda of southward expansion, the development of Japanese tropical medicine, and local participation in managing tropical colonies.

Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Academia Sinica Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2015-2016
  • Kramer Doctoral Research Grant in History, Department of History, Binghamton University, 2015
  • Teaching Assistantship, Department of History, Binghamton University, 2013-2015
  • Language Acquisition Grant, Department of History, Binghamton University, 2013
  • Studying Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2011-2013
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for non-European Students, European Commission, 2006-2008

Last Updated: 8/12/16