Dr. Doris T. Chang is a Professor of Political Science at Wichita State University. She holds a Ph.D. in East Asian history from the Ohio State University and is the author of a book entitled Women’s Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan, published by the University of Illinois Press. She also published several refereed articles and presents academic papers in national and international conferences. Her research interests include Taiwan in comparative global perspectives, human rights, workers’ rights, LGBT rights, women’s political leadership in the Asia-Pacific Region, and gender policies of the United Nations.


Areas of Research Interest
  • Human Rights
  • Taiwanese Politics
  • Asian Politics
  • Gender
Areas of Teaching Interest
  • Global Gender Politics
  • Asian Politics
  • Human Rights

“Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage in Contemporary Taiwan” International Journal of Taiwan Studies, forthcoming publication in September 2020.

“Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Policies in Contemporary Taiwan,” Journal of International Women’s Studies, Vol. 19, No. 6, 2018: 344-358.

“Studies of Taiwan’s Feminist Discourses and Women’s Movements,” International Journal of Taiwan Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2018:  90-114.

Chen Chü: A Cosmopolitan Leader for Human Rights and Democracy in Taiwan,” ChiMoKoJa: History of China, Mongolia, Korea, and Japan Vol. 1 (Fall 2015), co-authored with Richard C. Kagan, 73-100.

“What Can Taiwan and the United States Learn from Each Other’s Guest Worker Programs?” Journal of Workplace Rights Vol. 14 No.1, 2010: 3-26.

“Two Women, Two Visions of Nationhood for Taiwan: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Hsiu-lien Annette Lu.” Asian Journal of Women’s Studies Vol. 15 No. 2 Summer 2009: 7-32.

“Reading Sex and Temperament in Taiwan: Margaret Mead and Postwar Taiwanese Feminism,” NWSA (National Women’s Studies Association) Journal Vol. 12 No.1 Spring 2009: 51-75.

Book titled Women’s Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2009. (https://www.amazon.com/Womens-Movements-Twentieth-Century-Taiwan-Doris/dp/0252033957).

Awards and Honors

Recipient, Professor Liao Shutsung Research Award of the North American Taiwanese Professors’ Association, $5,000, August 2015 to July 2016


Visiting Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, $2596.00, May 2006


CO-PI, Information Technology Grant of Wichita State University for Integrating and Sustaining Global Learning in interdisciplinary curriculum, $7700.00, November 2003.

Areas of Service

Dr. Chang has served as a conference program coordinating committee member of American Association of Chinese Studies, associate editor and referee of journal article for International Journal of Taiwan Studies, referee of conference abstracts for European Association of Taiwan Studies, North American Taiwan Studies Association, and the Fifth International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competence. In the past, she also served as a referee of journal articles for East Asian Journal of Popular Culture, Asian Studies Review, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.


From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Chang served as Vice President of the Kansas Conference of American Association of University Professors (AAUP) to advocate for faculty rights. In 2019, she was appointed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to be a member of the Kansas Census Complete Count Committee. From 2010 to 2015, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wichita Global Learning Center. At Wichita State University, Dr. Chang was a referee of the WSU Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity Forum, a member of the Academic Affairs Subcommittee and University Scholarship and Student Aid Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate, and the LAS Tenure, Promotion, and Appeals Committee.