Jou, Sue-Ching



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Jou, Sue-Ching



Office : Room 406, Department of Geography

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I received my Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Minnesota in 1991 and have been teaching at National Taiwan University since then. My research interests include urban studies, cross-border investment and smart living technology. My recent research and publications have focused on the corporate landscapes and mega-projects of the global cities in East Asian countries.

Research interests: urban policy and governance, urban regeneration and redevelopment, participatory river governance


Over the past ten years, I have continued my research on the policies of Taipei City and have carried out research on the development plans of old and new city districts. With regard to the development of old districts, I have examined the nature of urban renewal policies of Taipei and the institutional arrangements, which have been implemented over the past one and half decades. In addition, I have studied the developmental processes in an old district from the perspective of historical analysis. I have also used a case study area to examine the social production of a slum community to reveal the relations of market forces and state intervention to the production of social marginalization within the city. Regarding the development of new districts, using Xinyi Center and Nankang Software Park as examples, I have analyzed how policies have been initiated and implemented under the power struggle among central government, local government and business conglomerate. In recent years, my research has focused on the Xinyi District of Taipei, integrating political economy and cultural studies to discuss the global and local forces within the production of material and symbolic forms in this new city center, the home of Taipei 101.

Moreover, because high-rise buildings, especially skyscrapers, have become the landmarks of major global cities, both forming and representing their cityscapes, they have transformed from merely spectacular real estate commodities to conspicuous monumental structures. Two years ago I started working on three global cities in the Greater China region—Taipei, Hong Kong and Shanghai—to analyze the production networks of those high-rise buildings located in each city, and to see how the production of high-rise buildings has become a global enterprise in each city. In the coming three years I will study the urban policies and mega-projects of major East Asian cities, including Taipei, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo and Seoul-Incheon, to examine how these Asian cities situate themselves in global-city competition under the rubric of neo-liberal policy and investment environments.

In studies on overseas investment, through cooperation with industries, I have studied the production networks of Taiwanese investors in Southeast Asia and China. Since 1998, I have interviewed over 300 Taiwanese corporations. My published research is primarily on the international processes of those Taiwanese corporations and their territorial production networks. The research first takes the example of large Taiwan electronics industries investing in Malaysia to explain the particulars of the overseas investment of corporations from the first-tier newly developed countries in the second-tier ones, especially how they build the local supply chain and sustain production management in foreign sites. These multinational production investments prompted the growth and international experience of Taiwan corporations. Moreover, through comparative analyses of different Taiwan industries in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam, and the integrated analyses of Taiwan corporations in Southeast Asia and China, the transplantation and particulars of overseas territorial production networks are explained.



Ph.D. in Geography, University of Minnesota, 1991

M.A. in Geography, University of Minnesota, 1988

B.S. in Geography, National Taiwan University, 1984


Introduction to Human Geography

Urban Geography

Research Methods

Globalization and Urban Change

Seminar in Urban Policy and Politics

Seminar in Urban Geography


Refereed Articles (2001-present) :

Sue-Ching Jou, Eric Clark and Hsiao-Wei Chen (2016) Gentrification and revanchist urbanism in Taipei? Urban Studies, 53 (3): 560-576. Special issue article: Locating Gentrification in East Asia. (published OnlineFirst  2014/07/17). (SSCI)(NSC95-2415-H-002-0300-MY3)本人為第一作者。

周素卿(2015年09月)。民間組織參與流域治理的綜合經驗。台灣社會研究季刊,100, 283-289。(TSSCI)。本人為第一作者、通訊作者。

周素卿(2015年03月)。都市氣候變遷特刊序。都市與計劃,42(1), 1-5。(TSSCI)。本人為第一作者、通訊作者。

盧鏡臣, 周素卿, 廖昱凱(2015年03月)。落差與接軌?從國際發展看台灣的都市氣候治理與研究。都市與計劃,42(1), 7-38。(TSSCI)。本人通訊作者。

Sue-Ching Jou, Eric Clark; Hsiao-Wei Chen (forthcoming) Gentrification and revanchist urbanism in Taipei? Urban Studies, special issue: Locating Gentrification in East Asia: 1-11. (published OnlineFirst 2014/07/17). (SSCI) (NSC95-2415-H-002-0300-MY3)

盧鏡臣、周素卿 、江尚書,2011。重大災害事件對媒體議題設定及政府決策之影響:基隆河流域河川整治的個案研究,地理學報,63,89-113。(TSSCI)

江尚書、周素卿 、吳幸玲,2010。 都市再發展與新自由主義治理的經驗模式:以台北車站特定專用區之開發為例,都市與計畫,37(2),167 -191。(TSSCI)

陳東升、周素卿,2010。 東南亞台商生產網絡的結構特徵與運作機制的改變,亞太研究論壇,47,22-41。

周素卿 、吳幸玲、江尚書,2009。 後工業化臺北與新自由主義都市政治,中國地理學會會刊,43,15-32。

Sue-Ching Jou; Jun-Hwa Lin, 2008. Racing for the Sky: The Local Context of High-Rise Building Construction in Taipei, Journal of City and Planning, 35(1),1-28. (in Chinese)

Dung-Sheng Chen; Sue-Ching Jou, 2007. Reply to 'Comments on Taiwan Social Gazette--Volume on Urban Development by Ying-Hwa Chang', Journal of Taiwan Studies, 2,67-70.(in Chinese)

Lan-Hung Nora Chiang; Sue-Ching Jou, 2006. Development of Human Geography in Taiwan in the Last Decade, Japanese Journal of Human Geography, 58(6), 25-39.

Hsin-Ling Wu; Sue-Ching Jou; Lily Kong, 2006. The development of Social and cultural geography in Taiwan: knowledge production and social relevance, Social and Cultural Geography, 7(5), 827-842. (SSCI)

Sue-Ching Jou; Dung-Sheng Chen, 2006. Regionalization of networked production: Taiwanese manufacturing capital in Southeast Asia and China, Geography Research Forum, 26, 9-31.

Lin, J-H; Sue-Ching Jou, 2005. High-income housing and their building blocs in Taipei: A case study of luxurious condominiums in Xinyi Center, Journal of Geographical Science, 40, 17-43. (in Chinese)(TSSCI)

Kao, C-C; S-C Jou, 2004. An institutional analysis of the impact of information and communication technologies on urban spatial development: The case study of Taipei City’s broadband network development, Geographical Research, 41: 1-24. (in Chinese)

Jou, S-C, 2003. Globalization and downtown development: Hsinyi-Planning District in the image of “Manhattan of Taipei”, Journal of Geographical Science, 34, 41-60. (in Chinese)(TSSCI)

Dung-Sheng Chen; Sue-Ching Jou, 2003. Weakening transplanted production networks: The cases of Taiwan's motorcycle production networks in Vietnam and Indonesia, Asia-Pacific Research Forum, 19, 51-58.

Jou, Sue-Ching; Dung-Sheng Chen, 2001. Keeping the high-tech region open and dynamic: The organizational networks of Taiwan’s integrated circuit industry, GeoJournal, 53(1), 81-87.

Jou, S-C, 2001. Gender, migration and slum lifeworld: Female migrants in Nan Chi Chang community of Taipei, Journal of Geographical Science, 30, 19-54. (in Chinese)(TSSCI)

Jou, S-C; D-S Chen, 2001. Latecomer’s globalization: Taiwan’s experiences in FDI and reproduction of territorial production networks in Southeast Asia, City and Planning, 28(4), 421-459. (in Chinese)


Books & Book Chapters :

Sue-Ching Jou* and Shu-Mei Huang (2018) Planning pedagogy and practices in transition: Taiwan’s young planners and their challenges of finding purpose in planning, In: Tuna Tasan-Kok and Mark Oranje (eds.) From Student to urban planner: Young practitioners’ reflections on contemporary ethical challenges, Routledge, Chapter 19, pp. 269-284.

蕭新煌、周素卿*、黃書禮 (2017) 台灣的都市氣候議題與治理,《台灣的都市氣候議題與治理》總論,台北:台灣大學出版中心,氣候變遷政策與法律叢書 (專書主編,經審查後出版,R,2017/10)。

盧鏡臣、周素卿* (2017) 台灣的都市氣候變遷政策與行動:北、高兩都會的分析,《台灣的都市氣候議題與治理》第一章,台北:台灣大學出版中心,氣候變遷政策與法律叢書 (經審查後出版,R,2017/10)。

周素卿*、盧鏡臣 (2017) 地方政府氣候變遷計畫的治理特性:台北、新北與屏東的案例,《台灣的都市氣候議題與治理》第十一章,台北:台灣大學出版中心,氣候變遷政策與法律叢書 (經審查後出版,R,2017/10)。

Natacha Aveline, Sue-Ching Jou* and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (eds.) (2014) Globalization and New Intra-Urban Dynamics in Asian Cities, Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. (專書主編,經審查後出版,R,2014/08) (ISBN 978-986-350-021-6)

Sue-Ching Jou* and Dung-Sheng Chen (2014) The embryology of spontaneous cultural clusters in Taipei: Creative class, consumption and urban fabric in the making, In: Natacha Aveline, Sue-Ching Jou and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (eds.) Globalization and New Intra-Urban Dynamics in Asian Cities, Taipei: National Taiwan University Press, Chapter 3, pp.101-121 . (專書論文,經審查後出版,R,2014/08)

Tung-Jung Sung and Sue-Ching Jou (eds.) (2013) 2011 Asian Smart Living Summer School Report: Innovation and Connections, Taipei: Ministry of Education. (專書主編,ISBN: 9789860369618, GPN: 1010201085)

周素卿*、劉佩玲主編 (2012)《智慧生活家科技》,台北:臺灣大學智慧生活科技整合與創新研究中心。(專書主編,ISBN 978-986-02-9375-3) (NSC97-2627-E-002-001-; NSC100-2218-E-002-017-)

周素卿*、劉佩玲 (2012) 智慧生活科技導論,《智慧生活家科技》第1章,台北:臺灣大學智慧生活科技整合與創新研究中心。(專書論文, ISBN 978-986-02-9375-3) (NSC97-2627-E-002-001-; NSC100-2218-E-002-017-)

高崇真、周素卿*、劉佩玲 (2012) 政策藍圖與智慧生活科技的推動,《智慧生活家科技》第2章,台北:臺灣大學智慧生活科技整合與創新研究中心。(專書論文, ISBN 978-986-02-9375-3) (NSC97-2627-E-002-001-; NSC100-2218-E-002-017-)

周素卿*、賴彥如 (2012) 煮食、情境感知與智慧廚房,《智慧生活家科技》第7章,台北:臺灣大學智慧生活科技整合與創新研究中心。(專書論文, ISBN 978-986-02-9375-3) (NSC97-2627-E-002-001-; NSC100-2218-E-002-017-)

Sue-Ching Jou, Anders Lund Hanson* and Hsin-Ling Wu (2012) Accumulation by dispossession and neoliberal urban planning: “landing” the mega-projects in Taipei, In: Gyu Baeten and Tuna Tasan-Kon (eds) Contradictions of Neoliberalizing Planning: Cities, policies and politics, Berlin: Springer, Chapter 9, pp. 151-171. (專書論文,經審查後出版,R)(95-2415-H-002-0300-MY3)

公共參與式流域綜合治理之研究-民間組織參與流域綜合治理之研究(I), 99.08.01~100.07.31 , 國科會。(99-2621-M-002-024-)

智慧家庭科技創新與整合中心, 99.02.01~100.04.30 , 國科會。(99-2218-E-002-001-)

永續性與都市的新政治計畫:永續治理、綠色都市主義與永續生活方式的地理, 98.08.01~100.01.31, 國科會。(98-2410-H-002-172-)

智慧家庭科技創新與整合中心, 98.02.01~99.07.31 , 國科會。(98-2218-E-002-009-)

補助人文及社會科學研究圖書計畫規劃主題:都市、文化與經濟地理, 97.12.01~99.11.30, 國科會。(97-2420-H-002-015-2E)

永續智慧人本住家, 97.08.01~98.10.31, 國科會。(97-2627-E-002-001-)

智慧家庭科技創新與整合中心, 97.02.01~98.03.31, 國科會。(97-2218-E-002-026-)

政府科技計畫地球環境科技群組(地科、化學、環保、生態工法)規劃、審議及管考研究計畫, 97.01.01~98.12.31, 國科會。(97-3011-P-002-003-MY2)

補助人文及社會科學研究圖書計畫規劃主題:都市、文化與經濟地理, 96.12.01~98.11.30, 國科會。(96-2420-H-002-045-2E)

永續智慧人本住家, 96.08.01~97.08.31, 國科會。(96-2627-E-002-002-)

政府科技計畫地球環境科技群組(地科、化學、環保、生態工法)規劃、審議及管考研究計畫, 96.01.01~97.03.31, 國科會。(96-3011-P-002-003-)

永續智慧人本住家, 95.08.01~96.12.31 , 國科會。(95-2627-E-002-002-)

前瞻優質生活環境專案深耕計畫, 95.08.01~96.07.31, 國科會。(95-2217-E-002-005-)



2012 "Category A" Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2011 Excellent Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2009 "Category A" Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2004 Outstanding Teaching Award (College), NTU, Taiwan

1999 Outstanding Teaching Award (University), NTU, Taiwan