Hsu, Jinn-Yuh


Hsu, Jinn-Yuh

Distinguished Professor


Office : Room 401, Department of Geography

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Phone : 886-2-33665836

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I received my Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. I am an economic geographer who specializes in high-technology industries and regional development in late-industrializing countries, particularly Taiwan. Since starting my dissertation writing in 1995, I have focused my research and teaching on the inconstant geographies of capitalism, particularly the socio-spatial restructuring of technological change and globalization processes.

Participating in the international academic community is also one of the most interesting jobs for me. In addition to sitting in the steering committee of the International Critical Geography Group (ICGG), I also organized a regional meeting of East Asian Alternative Geographers in Taipei in 2006. Also I was frequently invited to help refereeing manuscripts for key journals in geography, urban planning and other related disciplines such as international political economy. In the meantime, I have been serving, since 2004, as the editor-in-chief of the major leftist intellectual journal in Taiwan, the Chinese language Taiwan: A Radical Quarterly in Social Studies.  

Research interests: studies on zoning, state and regional development, policy learning and mobility




One of my key researches concentrated on the development of the Hsinchu region, a widely claimed successful “technopolis” in the latecomer industrialization model. I published a series of papers (both in Chinese and English) on the labor market, technology learning, industrial organization and dynamic institutionalism of the Hsinchu Region and its connection with Silicon Valley. Most of these papers were published in prominent geography journals, such as the Journal of Economic Geography; Regional Studies; Environment and Planning A; Geoforum, and the like (see my homepage to download).

Recently, I have extended my research to cover the triangular connection between Silicon Valley, Hsinchu and Shanghai. China, as a market outlet in the new wave of high technology investment, becomes salient as it approaches the trend toward globalization. This research concluded that Taiwan’s high technology firms used their savvy to combine their business experience with Silicon Valley, the technology hub, and their cultural affinity with China’s market, to play a bridging role in the triangular connection. In other words, Taiwan strategically took the position of interface, and the transnational technical community helped in shaping the process.

From 2005 on, I have been engaging in a new research project to investigate the spatial politics of the interaction between economic neo-liberalization and political neo-populism in Taiwan after the economic restructuring and political transformation in the late-1980s. This research aims to investigate the regional transformation caused by hegemonic neo-liberalization discourses and the inherited interventionist state policies in Taiwan. A number of key issues will be addressed in this research, such as how do local politics shape the de-regulation and re-regulation process in the neo-liberalization regime, how does the issue of political legitimacy from the local loyalty affect the free market logic of the neo-liberalization project, and how do these seemingly contradictory forces result in the politics of scale in the regionalization process?



Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (1997)

M.S. National Taiwan University (1990)

B.A. National Taiwan University (1988)



Economic Geography

Globalization and Regional Development

Seminar on Economic Geography

Geographies of Globalization

Seminar on Human Geography



AuthorDate of PublicationTitleSource
Ling-I Chu and Jinn-yuh Hsu* 2023-12 Accident Border: Kinma Islands and the making of Taiwan 地緣政治Geopolitics
徐進鈺 2023-12 全球連結與仲接空間:特區作為方法 地理學報
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2019-07 Process-ing with Mechanism: The Renaissance of Critical Realism in Human Geography Dialogues in Human Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2019-02 Zoning urbanization: the Hsinchu Technopolis as an enclave of modernity in Taiwan Developmentalist Cities? Interrogating Urban Developmentalism in East Asia
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2018-06 Hsinchu Technopolis: A Sociotechnical Imaginary of Modernity in Taiwan? Critical Sociology
Jinn-yuh Hsu, Dong-Wan Gimm, Jim Glassman 2018-04 A Tale of Two Industrial Zones: A Geopolitical Economy of Differential Development in Ulsan, South Korea, and Kaohsiung, Taiwan Environment and Planning A
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2017-06 State Transformation and the Evolution of Economic Nationalism in the East Asian Developmental State: The Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry as Case Study Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers
曾裕淇,徐進鈺 2016-10 永續發展:一個政治生態學理論批判視角 台大地理學報
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2016-01 Economic Development Zones The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu and Ling-I Chu 2016-01 New Industrial Space The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu and Yu-Kai Liaw 2016-01 Path Dependency The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu and Shih-Yang Kao 2016-01 Vertical Integration The Wiley-AAG International Encyclopedia of Geography
Jung-ying chang, Jinn-yuh Hsu and Tsu-lung Chou 2015-06 State strategy and industrial socio-economic practices in Taipei international trade shows Temporary Knowledge Ecologies: The Rise and Evolution of Trade Fairs in Asia-Pacific
Jinn-yuh Hsu and Wei-hsiu Chang 2013-11 From state-led to developer-led? The dynamics of urban regeneration policies in Taiwan Companion to Urban Regeneration
Michael Andreae, Jinn-yuh Hsu and Glen Norcliffe 2013-09 Performing the trade show: the case of the Taipei international cycle show Geoforum
Jinn-yuh Hsu, Yen-hsing Hsu 2013-07 State transformation, Policy Learning, and Exclusive Displacement in the Process of Urban Redevelopment in Taiwan Urban Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2012-04 Bring Politics Back in Corporate Geography: Reading Firm-Region Nexus Politically The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography
Jinn-yuh Hsu*, Yu Zhou 2011-11 Divergent engagements: Comparing the roles and strategies of Taiwanese and mainland Chinese returnee entrepreneurs in the information technology industry Global Networks
Jinn-yuh Hsu*, Li-ling Huang 2011-06 From Cultural Building, Economic Revitalization to Local Partnership? The Changing Nature of Community Mobilization in Taiwan International Planning Studies
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2011-06 State Tansformation and Regional Development in Taiwan: From Developmentalist Strategy to Populist Subsidy The International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
Jinn-yuh Hsu, Lexin Lin 2011-06 The Leader Firms and the Evolution of an Industrial District: A Case Study of Hosiery District in Taiwan European Planning Studies
Jinn-yuh Hsu, Lexin Lin, and Chu-joe Hsia 2011-04 Shetou hosiery district: subsistent and repositioning strategies  
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2010-09 Towards a Late-industrial District: the Construction of Learning Networks in Hsinchu-Taipei Corridor, Taiwan  
Jinn-yuh Hsu 2010-03 Economic integration and the cross-Taiwan strait reconciliation Inter-Asia Cultural Studies
Jinn-yuh hsu, James Sidaway 2009-10 Commentary: in-between sessions at the AAG Environment and Planning A
徐進鈺 2009-07 The Spatial Encounter between Neoliberalism and Populism: Regional Restructuring under the DPP Regime in the Millennium Taiwan Political Geography
徐進鈺 2009-07 Economic geography: transnational ethnic networks  
徐進鈺 2009-07 Economic geography: transnationalism and technology innovation  
徐進鈺*, You-ren Yang, Chia-ho Ching 2009-03 Revisiting the Silicon Island? The Geographically Varied “Strategic Coupling” in the Development of High-technology Parks in Taiwan Regional Studies
徐進鈺, Jessie Poon, Henry Yeung 2008-01 External Leveraging and Technological Upgrading Among East Asian Firms in the United States European Planning Studies
徐進鈺 2007--- Reluctant state, decentralized markets and underdeveloped communities: the construction of the futures trading industry in Taiwan  
徐進鈺*, Pin-Hsien Chen 2006-09 The Reluctant State Policy and the Development of the Futures Trading Industry in Taiwan Geography Research Forum
徐進鈺,Jessie Poon 2006-08 The geography of learning and knowledge acquisition among Asian latecomers Journal of Economic Geography
徐進鈺 2006-06 The Dynamic Firm-Territory Nexus of Taiwanese Informatics Industry Investments in China Growth and Change
徐進鈺 2006-04 Review on Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in a New International Economy Economic Geography
徐進鈺 2005-09 A Site of Transnationalism in the “Ungrounded Empire”: Taipei as an Interface City in the Cross-border Business Networks Geoforum
徐進鈺 2005-03 New Firm Formation and Technical Upgrading in Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry: Is Petty Commodity Production Still Relevant to High-Technology Development  
徐進鈺 2005-03 The evolution of economic base: from industrial city, post-industrial  
徐進鈺 2004-12 From Transfer to Hybridization: The Changing Organizations of Taiwanese PC Investments in China  
徐進鈺*, Alan Smart 2004-06 The Chinese Diaspora, Foreign Investment, and Economic Development in China The Review of International Affairs
徐進鈺 2004-06 The Evolving Institutional Embeddedness of a Late-industrial District in Taiwan Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
徐進鈺*, Lu-lin Cheng 2002-11 Revisiting Economic Development in Post-War Taiwan: The Dynamic Process of Geographical Industrialization Regional Studies
徐進鈺 2002-09 Review on Tiger Technology Journal of Economic Literature
徐進鈺, AnnaLee Saxenian* 2001-12 The Silicon Valley-Hsinchu Connection: Technical communities and Industrial Upgrading Industrial and Corporate Change
徐進鈺*, 鄭陸霖 2001-12 全球在地化的地理學:跨界組織場域的統理 都市與計畫
徐進鈺*, AnnaLee Saxenian 2000-11 The Limits of Guanxi Capitalism: Transnational Collaboration between Taiwan and the US Environment and Planning A


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099 發展型國家空間轉化:矽島計畫案例 計畫主持人
099 發展型國家空間轉化:矽島計畫案例 計畫主持人
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098 新自由主義化下的東亞發展型國家的區域發展:台灣與南韓、新加坡的經驗 計畫主持人
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096 新自由主義化下的東亞發展型國家的區域發展:台灣與南韓、新加坡的經驗 計畫主持人
095 資訊業台商在大陸投資廠商─區域互連變遷之研究(2/2) 計畫主持人
095 第四屆東亞批判性地理學會議 計畫主持人
095 全球生產網絡與區域發展的研究 計畫主持人
094 北歐地理學會開幕會議 計畫主持人
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094 北歐地理學會開幕會議 計畫主持人
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094 資訊業台商在大陸投資廠商─區域互連變遷之研究(1/2) 計畫主持人
093 金融服務業與專業實務社群:台北金融中心個案研究 計畫主持人
093 跨界研發與區域創新體系:資訊業台商在美國矽谷與中國上海、北京研發活動的比較(2/2) 計畫主持人
093 2004年國際地理學聯合會「經濟空間動力研討會」年會 計畫主持人
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093 2004年國際地理學聯合會「經濟空間動力研討會」年會 計畫主持人
092 2003年國際地理學聯合會「經濟空間動力研討會」年會 計畫主持人
092 2003年國際地理學聯合會「經濟空間動力研討會」年會 計畫主持人
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091 矽谷─新竹─上海的連結:全球化高科技生產網絡中的介面區域 計畫主持人
091 2002 年第98屆美國地理學會年會學術會議 計畫主持人
090 2001年第97屆美國地理學會年會學術會議 計畫主持人
090 高科技台商投資中國的跨界統理研究──技術社群與全球化過程 計畫主持人
089 全球化經濟中的地方黏性:台北─新竹區域高科技發展的全球在地化 計畫主持人
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2012 Excellent Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2012 Excellent Publication Research Award(Book Chapters), NTU, Taiwan

2011 Excellent Publication Research Award(Book Chapters), NTU, Taiwan

2010 Distinguished Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2010 Excellent Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2010 Excellent Publication Research Award(Book Chapters), NTU, Taiwan

2009 Distinguished Professor, NTU, Taiwan

2008 Fulbright Scholar. Senior Research Grants, Council for International Exchange of Scholars,USA

2006 Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan 2006 Excellent Publication Research Award, NTU, Taiwan

2003 Wudayou Young Scholar Award, National Science Council, Taiwan