Chiang, Bien, Ph.D.
Bien Chiang, Ph.D.
Section Director, Institute of Ethnology Academica Sinica, Taiwan
Associate Professor at the Institute of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University
Elected: 1987 (Department of Anthropology)
Bien Chiang was one of the first junior fellows supported by the Kolb Foundation. He graduated from Penn with a Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1993. His dissertation, "House and Social Hierarchy of the Paiwan," was an ethnographic study of an Austronesian group of approximately 55,000 people inhabiting the southern part of the island of Taiwan. Soon after graduation he returned to Taiwan, where he is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Ethnology Academica Sinica and an Associate Professor at the Institute of Anthropology at National Tsing Hua University. Also, he is a Research Fellow at the Center for Asia-Pacific Areas Studies (CAPAS), established in 2003. His research is published primarily in Chinese.