Catherine Chou

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Catherine Chou is an assistant professor of pre-modern European history at Grinnell College. She tweets at @catielila on Taiwan and its postcolonial present and future.

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2020/08/27 | Catherine Chou

Don’t Blame Jeremy Lin. The Problem Is Taiwan’s ROC Nationality Laws.

If Taiwan does not want to be seen simply as a “Chinese democracy,” giving a permanent stake in society to those who migrated from other parts of the world is an important step towards shedding that label.

2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou

The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?