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I am a PhD researcher affiliated with two projects at Gent University: 'EACP - East Asian Culture in Perspective: Identity, Historical Consciousness, Modernity' and 'Reconnect China: Generating Independent Knowledge for a Resilient Future with China for Europe and its Citizens'. My research focuses on the critique of 'China's Sharp Power' by invoking 'relational power', with a particular emphasis on pluralistic imaginings of Chineseness in China's diplomacy. I am also a member of the research team 'The Exterior of Philosophy: On the Practice of New Confucianism' at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel and the 'Post-Western International Relations' research team of the National Taiwan University.
I earned my bachelor's degree and a double major master's degree in Taiwan. For my master's degree in political science at the National Taiwan University, my dissertation explored the evolution of China studies in America, using Prasenjit Duara's research as a case study. For my master's degree in History at the National Chengchi University, my dissertation focused on reviewing the perspective of Wei Yuan, a modern Chinese Confucian elite committed to reconstructing hierarchical interaction order at China's domestic and international levels. I also investigated his vision of international relations in modern China from the influence of the Gongyang theory.