fulbright Taiwan online journal

fulbright Taiwan online journal

Author: Gabe Tiande-Wang 汪天德

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Gabe Tiande Wang is a professor of sociology at William Paterson University. He received his Ph. D. degree in sociology from Brigham Young University and his research interests are in juvenile delinquency, population and development in Asia, and cross-cultural comparisons. In 2019, Dr. Wang received the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Social Sciences Award and had his Fulbright program in Taiwan in 2021.

My Fulbright Program in Taiwan

I arrived in Taipei on January 31, 2021 to begin my Fulbright program in Taiwan. After three weeks of quarantine in two hotels in Taipei, I arrived at Tunghai University on February 22, 2021. My stay in the university was officially over by June 30, 2021 and I returned to the United States on July 2, 2021. In total, I have spent more than five months in Taiwan. Giving lectures is the major part of my Fulbright program in Taiwan. After arriving at Tunghai University, I met with the Dean, Dr. Wen-den Chen, of the College of Social Sciences and Professor Peiyuan Cai. With their arrangement, I had the opportunity to meet the chairs of the departments of sociology, social work, political science, and economics. Later on, I also met with the director of the Graduate Institute of Education/Center of Teacher Education and the chair of the Department of Public Management and Policy. These meetings allowed me to introduce my research and teaching topics to the department chairs and also learn the needs and interests of these departments. According to each department’s interests and needs, I have delivered six lectures to both graduate and undergraduate students as well as the

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fulbright taiwan online journal