Huang, dr. Y.

Telephone number: +31 (0)70 800 9596
Faculty / Department: Faculteit Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University College The Hague, LUC Academic staff
Office Address: LUC Den Haag (AVB 301)
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG Den Haag
Room number 4.13


Yih-Jye Jay Hwang is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University College the Hague, Leiden University. He holds a doctoral degree in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. His present research aims to provide a genealogical account of various social, political and cultural phenomena connected to the process of development of civil societies in the region of East Asia, such as identity, nationalism, democratisation, and human rights. His research interests also include Foucault’s thought, theories of nationalism, and IR theories in general.


Ph.D. in International Politics (2004 – 2007)
Department of International Politics
Aberystwyth University (UK)
Thesis title: The Birth of the ‘Taiwanese’: A Discursive Constitution of the ‘Taiwanese’ as a National Identity (Supervisors: Prof. Jenny Edkins and Prof. Hidemi Suganami)

MScEcon (Research Training Pathway: IR Theory) in International Politics (2003 – 2004)
Department of International Politics
Aberystwyth University (UK)

M.A. in Modern International Studies (1996 – 1997)
Faculty of Business, Law, Education and Social Science
University of Leeds (UK)

B.A. in History (1990 – 1994)
Department of History
National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

Key publications

Global Challenges: Peace and War (with Lucie Cerna). 2013. Leiden & Boston: Brill

  • ‘China and Japan’s Quest for Great Power Status: Norm Entrepreneurship in Anti Piracy Responses’ (with Lindsay Black). International Relations, 26(4). December 2012: 431-451.
  • ‘The Discursive Constitution of “Human Rights” in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games’ [北京奧運與人權論述建構]. Journal of Humanities and Social Science [人文暨社會科學期刊], 7(2). December 2011: 35-49.
  • 'Performance, Meaning and Ideology in the Making of Legitimacy: The Celebrations of the People’s Republic of China’s Sixty-Year Anniversary’ (with Florian Schneider). China Review, 11(1). 2011: 27-56.
  • ‘Olympiad, A Place of Linguistic Struggle: The Discursive Constitution of “Human Rights” in the 2008 Beijing Olympics’. Sport in Society, 13(5). 2010: 855-875.
  • ‘Japan as “Self” or “the Other”? – The Turmoil over Yoshinori Kobayashi’s On Taiwan’. China Information 24(1). 2010: 75-98.

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