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Yuen-Gen Liang
Yuen-Gen Liang
Position: Associate Research Fellow
Tel: 02-26523121
Email: yglhistory@gmail.com

* Academic Experience

Education:
Ph.D., Princeton University, USA (2005)
M.A., Princeton University, USA (1999)
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, USA (1995)

Current Positions:
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica (2018.06.29- )

Co-President, New England Renaissance Conference (Nov 2013- )
Co-Founder, Wheaton Institute for Interdisciplinary Humanities (July 2012- )
Founder, Spain-North Africa Project [http://www.spainnorthafricaproject.org/] (July 2010- )

Main Previous Positions:
Associate Professor, Dept. of History, National Taiwan University (Feb 2016 to June 2018)
Visiting Associate Professor, Dept. of History, National Taiwan University (Jan 2014 to Jan 2015)
Associate Professor, Wheaton College MA, USA (July 2012 to Jan 2016)
Assistant Professor, Wheaton College MA, USA (June 2005 to June 2012)

* Publications
 
Books ▼
  1. Yuen-Gen Liang, Family and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Spanish Realm (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011).

 

Journal Articles ▼
  1. Yuen-Gen Liang (first author) with Barbara Fuchs, “Introduction: A Forgotten Empire: The Early Modern Spanish-North African Borderlands,” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 12, no. 3 (September 2011): 261-271.
  2. Yuen-Gen Liang (first author), with Camilo Gómez-Rivas, Andrew Devereux, and Abigail Krasner Balbale, “Unity and Disunity Across the Strait of Gibraltar,” in Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean, a special issue of Medieval Encounters 19, no. 1-2 (2013), 1-40.
  3. Yuen-Gen Liang (co-author) with Jarbel Rodriguez, “Authority and Spectacle: Teofilo F. Ruiz and the Study of Medieval and Early Modern Europe,” in Authority and Spectacle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of Teofilo Ruiz (London: Routledge, Feb 2017).

 

Conference Papers ▼
  1. “Family Identity and Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba in Navarre and Oran,” Mediterranean Studies Conference, Budapest, May 28-31, 2003.
  2. “The First Count of Alcaudete, Cordovan Lord and Itinerant Imperial Administrator,” Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Madrid, July 2-5, 2003.
  3. “Local Roots and Imperial Ambitions: Martín de Córdoba y de Velasco and the Emperor Charles V,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, Pittsburgh, October 28-31, 2003.
  4. “Family Structure, Identity, and Networks in the Construction of the Spanish Empire: The Fernández de Córdoba Lineage (1506-1534),” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York City, March 25-27, 2004.
  5. “Identifying a Service Nobility in Early Spanish Empire 1480-1520,” The Society for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Conference, Miami, April 19-22, 2007.
  6. “A Culture and A Distance Apart: The Experience of Human and Physical Space in the Spanish and Ottoman Empires,” American Institute for Maghrib Studies Conference, Oran (Algeria), June 2-5, 2007.
  7. “A Family’s Role in Spanish Territorial Cohesion: The Fernández de Córdoba and the Formation of the Empire,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., January 3-6, 2008.
  8. “The Evaluation of ‘Experience’ and ‘Qualification’ in the Administration of the Nascent Spanish Empire,” New England Renaissance Conference, Boston University, October 30-31, 2009.
  9. “Subjective Experiences of Physical Geography in the Local Mediterranean: Oran on the Spanish-Ottoman Borderland,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Venice, April 8-10, 2010.
  10. “Property, foundations, and the formation of familial identity in Spain’s transition from local society to empire: Evidence of the Fernández de Córdoba clan,” European Social Science History Conference, Ghent, April 13-16, 2010.
  11. “Narrating the Parallel Histories of Western Europe and the Middle East, 400-1000: An Experimental Approach,” National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute “Cultural Hybridities in the Medieval Mediterranean,” Barcelona, July 29, 2010.
  12. “From Ideological Frontiers to Boundaries of the Body and Territory: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Iberian World,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Boston, January 6-9, 2011 (main program).
  13. “Spanish North Africa: An Arena of Aristocratic Action,” Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies Annual Meeting, Lisbon, June 30-July 3, 2011.
  14. “A Nascent Empire and the Biological and Social Reproduction of Families: Spanish Imperial Administration as Lineage Networks,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, Boston, November 17-20, 2011.
  15. “Andalusian Families and the Renewal of Ties to the Islamic World in the Late Middle Ages,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, January 4-6, 2012 (main program).
  16. “A Family Reunion in the Spanish Occupation of Navarre,” Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., March 22-24, 2012.
  17. “A Course, an Exhibition, and Two Conferences: Experiential Undergraduate Education and Building a Constituency for History,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, January 3-6, 2013 (main program and co-sponsored by the Renaissance Society of America).
  18. “Authority in Specatcle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: The Scholarship of Teofilo F. Ruiz,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, New York City, January 2-5, 2015 (accepted into the main program and co-sponsored by the American Academy of Research Historians of Medieval Spain and the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies).
  19. “Emotion and Analysis of Mediterranean Geography: Spanish Experiences in Sixteenth-Century Algeria,” Transnational Imaginaries: Mediterranean Past and Presence, Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Busan University of Foreign Studies, South Korea, January 27-28, 2016.
  20. “Ethnogenesis: Parallels in the Formation of Islam and the West,” Medieval Association of the Pacific, University of California, Davis, March 31-April 2, 2016.
  21. “How to Make Mediterranean Studies Useful outside the Mediterranean: The View from East Asia,” Religion, Politics, and Identity, The Mediterranean Seminar Spring 2016 Workshop, California State University, Fresno, April 8-9, 2016.

 

Editorial Experience ▼
  1. Yuen-Gen Liang (co-editor) with Barbara Fuchs, A Forgotten Empire: The Early Modern Spanish-North African Borderlands, a special issue of the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 12, no. 3 (September 2011).
  2. Yuen-Gen Liang (co-editor by invitation), with Camilo Gómez-Rivas, Andrew Devereux, and Abigail Krasner Balbale, Spanning the Strait: Studies in Unity in the Western Mediterranean, a special issue of Medieval Encounters (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill) 19, no. 1-2 (2013).
  3. Yuen-Gen Liang (co-editor) with Jarbel Rodriguez, Authority and Spectacle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe: Essays in Honor of Teofilo F. Ruiz (London: Routledge, Feb 2017).

 

Book Reviews ▼
  1. Yuen-Gen Liang, Book review of Carina Johnson, Cultural Hierarchy in Sixteenth-Century Europe: The Ottomans and Mexicans in Journal of World History 24, no. 3 (September 2013).
  2. Yuen-Gen Liang, Book review of Thomas Devaney, Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460-1492 in Renaissance Quarterly 63, no. 9 (Fall 2016).

 

Other Publications ▼
  1. Yuen-Gen Liang (first author), with Touba Ghadessi, “The Interdisciplinary Humanities: A Platform for Experiential Learning of Workplace Skills,” Perspectives on History 51, no. 4 (April 2013).

 

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