Associate Professor

Ph. D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Department of Sociology
National Taiwan University
1 Roosevelt Rd. Sec. 4, Taipei 106, Taiwan


Medical sociology; gender studies; science and technology studies

Research Interests

Gender and reproductive technologies, science and technology controversy, risk studies, scientific motherhood, public participation of science and technology, midwifery and childbirth

Selected Publications
Wu, Chia-Ling. 2011. “Managing Multiple Masculinities in Donor Insemination: Doctors Configuring Infertile Men and Sperm Donors in Taiwan.” Sociology of Health and Illness 33 (1) (accepted).

Chung-Yeh, Deng and Chia-Ling Wu*. 2010. “An innovative participatory method for newly democratic societies: The ‘civic groups forum’ on national health insurance reform in Taiwan.” Social Science & Medicine 70(6):896-903. (*correspondence author)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2010. ”Have Someone Cut the Umbilical Cord: Women’s Birthing Networks Knowledge and Skills in Colonial Taiwan.” In Health and Hygiene in Modern East Asia, edited by Ke Chi Angela Leung. Durham: Duke University Press.

Tseng, Yen-Fen and Chia-Ling Wu. 2010. ”Governing Germs from Outside and Within Borders: Controlling SARS Risk in Taiwan, 2003.” In Health and Hygiene in Modern East Asia, edited by Ke Chi Angela Leung. Durham: Duke University Press.

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2009. “Technology, Risk and Society.” Pp.523-550 in Sociology and Taiwan Society, edited by Cheng-Huan Wang and Hai-Yuan Chiu. Taipei:Chu-Liu. (in Chinese)

Chen, Dung-sheng and Chia-Ling Wu. 2007. “Introduction: Public Participation in Science and Technology in East Asia.” East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal 1(1):15-18.

Wu, Chia-Ling and Yen-Fen Tseng. 2006. “The Risk Governance of SARS: Beyond the Technical Model.” Taiwanese Sociology 11:57-109. (in Chinese)

Cheng, Ling-Fang and Chia-Ling Wu. 2005. “Gender Politics of Technology: Theories and Research.” Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine 3:51-112. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling (editors, with Daiwie Fu and Sean Hsiang-Lin Lei). 2004. STS: A Science, Technology and Society Reader.(in Chinese) Taipei: Socio Publishing.

Deng, Chung-yeh and Chia-Ling Wu. 2004. “Civic Groups Forum: Implication to Public Participation in New Democracy.” Taiwan Journal of Democracy 1(4):35-56. (in Chinese)

Tseng, Yen-Fen, Chia-Ling Wu, Fang-chih Irene Yang, Chin-fen Chang, Yun Fan, Shu-Ling Hwang, Ling-Fang Cheng, and Wen-hui Anna Tang. 2004. “In Want of Feminist Perspectives: the Missing Pictures in Current Sociological Textbooks.” Journal of Women and Gender Studies 17: 85-157 (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2002. “Stigmatized Gender and Gendered Stigma: The ‘Infertile’ Men and Women in Taiwan.” Taiwanese Journal of Sociology 29:127-179. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2002. “The New Reproductive Technologies and Gender Politics in Taiwan, 1950-2000.” Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies 45:1-67. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling and Yuling Huang. 2002. “Acceptance, Stealth, Exit and Voice: Action of ‘Patents’ in Taiwan.” Taiwanese Sociology 3:73-117. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2001. “Space, Discipline, and Childbirth Politics.” National Taiwan University Journal of Sociology 29:1-58. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2000. “Medical Professions, Gender and the State: A Sociological Analysis of the Rise and Decline of Midwives in Taiwan.” Taiwanese Sociological Review 4:191-268. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2000. “Patients’ Rights Movement in Taiwan: A Preliminary Analysis.” Pp. 384-432 in The Social Welfare Movement in Taiwan, eds. Michael Hsiao and Kuo-Ming Lin. Taipei: Chu Liu. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 2000. “Western Medicine Meets Superstitious Women? Gender , Knowledge and Power in the Discourse of Explaining the Increasing Cesarean Section Rate in Taiwan.” Pp. 1-38 in Sexual Politics and Subject Formation, edited by Josephine Ho. Taipei: Cite. (in Chinese)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 1999. “Gender, Medicine and Power.” Pp. 371-404 in Gender Relations, edited by Ya-Ge Wang. Taipei: Psycho. (in Chinese)

Ross, Catherine E. and Chia-Ling Wu (equal authorship). 1996. ’Education, Age, and the Cumulative Advantage of Health.’ Journal of Health and Social Behavior 37(1): 104-120.

Ross, Catherine E. and Chia-Ling Wu. 1995. ’The Links Between Educational and health.’ American Sociological Review. 60(5):719-745. (Reprinted in Readings In Medical Sociology, 2nd edition, edited by William Cockerham and Michael Glasser, published in 2001 by Prentice Hall)

Wu, Chia-Ling. 1997. Women, Medicine, and Power: The Social Transformation of Childbirth in Taiwan. Ph.D. dissertation. Department of Sociology. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


1997. Sage Publications Editor’s Award (runner up), with Catherine E. Ross for “Education, Age, and the

Cumulative Advantage in Health” in Journal of Health and Social Behaviors 37(1):104-120.