I-Chang is a PhD candidate at Crawford School of Public Policy at College of Asia and the
Pacific. He is a recipient of the Taiwan Australian National University Scholarship. His project studies Chinese investments in the South Pacific through a historical and ethnographic viewpoint and focuses on Chinese and Papua New Guinean workers within a Chinese mine.
Motivated by masculinities and intersectionality theories, his project examines the ways in which three groups of workers (mostly male) work together, developing ways of communication, establishing relationships, and affecting each other's understandings of masculinities. His thesis is titled "Competing masculinities: a feminist ethnography of mining labour in a Chinese mine in Papua New Guinea."
Before commencing studies at ANU, he completed two Master degrees in Anthropology at The New School for Social Research and National Tsinghua University.