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Mark Harrison

Dr Mark Harrison

Adjunct Director

PhD, Monash University
BA (Hons.), University of Adelaide


Mark Harrison has a BA (Hons.) in Chinese from the University of Adelaide and completed his PhD at Monash University looking at Taiwan and its problems of identity. From 2002 to 2008 worked as Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster in London, UK.

His work examines knowledge and representation in Chinese contexts, exploring contemporary cultural and social life in Taiwan and mainland China. His current project is entitled "China's Futures".

Other Languages

  • Chinese

Research Interests

  • Knowledge and representation in Chinese contexts
  • Exploring contemporary cultural and social life in Taiwan and mainland China
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Current Projects

  • "China's Futures"
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Selected Publications


"The impact of film and the performing arts on life in Taiwan," in The Vitality of Taiwan: Politics, Economics, Society and Culture. Palgrave Macmillian (2012)

"How to Speak about Oneself: Theory and Identity in Taiwan," in Cultural Studies and Cultural Industries in Northeast Asia: What a Difference a Region Makes , Hong Kong University Press, Chris Berry, Nicola Liscutin, Jonathan D. Mackintosh (ed), Hong Kong, 2009

"Writing Taiwan's nationhood: language, politics, history", Re-Writing Culture in Taiwan, Routledge, Fang-long Shih, Stuart Thompson, Paul-Francois Tremlett (ed), Abingdon, 2009

"Where is Taiwanese Identity?", The Margins of Becoming. Identity and Culture in Taiwan, Harrassowitz Verlag, Carsten Storm and Mark Harrison (ed), Wiesbaden, 2007

"China Week on the BBC: The Media Making Knowledge and Writing History", China Media Research, 3 (1) pp. 118. (2007)

"Zhang Yimou's Hero and the Globalisation of Propoganda", Millennium-Journal of International Studies, 34 (2) (2006)

"The margins of becoming : identity and culture in Taiwan," Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden, Germany, Storm, C* and Harrison, M, (2007) "Legitimacy, Meaning and Knowledge in the Making of Taiwanese Identity," Palgrave Macmillan, New York (2006)

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