Hung, Po-Yi


Hung, Po-Yi



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I am Po-Yi Hung, an Associate Professor in Geography at National Taiwan University. I received my Ph.D. from UW-Madison with major in human geography and minor in cultural anthropology. Before I went to UW-Madison, I earned two masters degree. One is in social ecology of development and conservation from Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and the other in environmental planning from National Taiwan University.

My research focuses on nature-society relations. More specifically, I use agricultural practices and food trade as my lens to investigate the relations amongst people, place, and environment. I have conducted researches in Taiwan and China, and plan to extend my research to Southeast Asia.

Research interests: Political Ecology, Food and Agriculture, Development Studies, Landscape, Space and Place.


My current project, Mountains of Green Gold: Tea Production, Land-Use Politics, and Ethnic Minorities in Southwest China, investigates the relationship between cross-regional tea trade and ongoing physical and symbolic changes in China’s southwest frontier environment. By focusing on the common-pool resource of what is deemed “ancient tea forest” (guchalin), I aim to understand the interactions among tea trees, entrepreneurs, the state, and an ethnic minority population (the Bulang). In this research, I also seek to address the resulting politics over land-use practices in southwest China. I analyze the material and ideological components of the tea forest by looking into the ecological changes, market forces, and state interventions. In addition to conducting interviews and archival research, I have conducted intensive ethnographic research to engage in local Bulang villagers’ everyday life, where the tea landscape in southwest China is symbolically and materially reproduced.

Extended from my current project, my future research is about the relationship between the rural development of cash crops and urban consumption of organic food in China. While cash-crop plantations have taken over subsistence agriculture in many places, in southwest China cash crops of many ethnic minorities’ agricultural practices have closely related to the burgeoning organic consumption in urban China. Nevertheless, little is known about what the environmental and social implications are behind the emerging urban-rural connections resulted from the organic production and consumption of food. Therefore, based on my current research about tea trade in southwest China, I propose two interconnected topics to initiate my next research project. First is the development of organic food consumption in urban China and its relationship with China’s food security and the state interventions in public health. Secondly, I will examine how the urban consumption of organic food has reshaped the modern regime of environmental governance and generated a mechanism to transform the agrarian society through land-use practices in rural China. In the long run, I intend to think beyond the limitation of regarding southwest China as a remote and peripheral resource frontier. I aim to re-conceptualize the frontier as a relational space, where the nature-society relations have been significantly affected by the production, distribution, and trade of agrarian products. Given the fact that Yunnan and Southeast Asia has been closely connected due to the cross-boundary flows of goods and people, I plan to expand my research scope to explore Yunnan’s trading relations with Southeast Asia, the trade of agricultural products in particular.

In the long term, I expect to collaborate closely with scholars working on Southeast Asia, especially those studying cross-boundary trading activities, highlanders’ agricultural practices, and people-environment dynamics. I believe the collaboration will both empirically and theoretically enrich my own research. In the meantime, my expertise in southwest China, Taiwan, and East Asia in general, will also contribute to the scholarship of Southeast Asia studies.


Ph.D., Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2013)

Master of Environmental Science, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University (2005)

Master of Science, Graduate Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Taiwan University (1999)

Bachelor of Arts, Department of English, Fu-Jen Catholic University (1997)



Introduction to Human Geography

Thesis (b.s.) (1)(2)

Landscape, Culture, and Power

Introduction to Political Ecology

Cultural Geographies of Landscape

Geographies of Globalization : a Critical Introduction

Food, Agriculture, and Society

Global Political Ecology

Fieldwork Workshop

Seminar (Ⅰ)



AuthorDate of PublicationTitleSource
洪伯邑 2024-02 Political Geography in Action or Inaction: A Perspective from the East Asian Context Political Geography in Practice
刘云刚, 王丰龙, 安宁, 葛岳静, 胡志丁, 王雨, 苏晓波, 洪伯邑, 彭飞, 熊理然, 魏冶, 王淑芳, 王韬 2023-04 中国政治地理学教材建设:特色定位与拓展领域 地理研究
洪伯邑 2022-11 移動的餐桌:冰凍的臺灣海「鮮」 鹽分地帶文學
洪伯邑 2022-11 金馬日常邊界裡的多重斷裂與連結,苦勞網:  
洪伯邑 2022-10 當我在段義孚的「地方」 地理學報
Po-Yi Hung 2022-09 Food Nationalism beyond Tradition: Bubble Tea and the Politics of Cross-Border Mobility between Taiwan and Vietnam Asian Journal of Social Science
Po-Yi Hung 2022-07 Interlacing China and Taiwan: Tea Production, Chinese-language Education and the Territorial Politics of Re-Sinicization in the Northern Borderlands of Thailand China Quarterly
Po-Yi Hung, Yu-Hsiu Lien 2022-06 Maritime Borders: A Reconsideration of State Power and Territorialities over the Ocean Progress in Human Geography
洪伯邑 2022-04 種電於海:離岸風場與臺灣白海豚的空間競奪 科技社會人4:跟著關鍵物去旅行
Po-Yi Hung 2022-02 Searching for Taiwan's Flavour: An Introduction to the Series, Taiwan Insight:  
洪伯邑(編) 2021-09 田野敲敲門:現地研究基本功 臺大出版中心
洪伯邑 2021-09 寫在前頭 田野敲敲門:現地研究基本功
洪伯邑 2021-09 書寫呈現 田野敲敲門:現地研究基本功
洪伯邑 2021-07 黑潮與黑道,臺灣和日本漁業交織的兩道「黑」《故事》https: //  
Karl S. Zimmerer, Martha G. Bell, Innocent Chirisa, Chris Duvall, Monika Egerer, Po-Yi Hung, Amy M. Lerner, Charlie M. Shackleton, James D. Ward, Carolina Yacamán Ochoa 2021-04 Grand Challenges in Urban Agriculture: Ecological and Social Approaches to Sustainability Transformations Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems/Urban Agriculture
Po-Yi Hung, Yu-Hsiu Lien 2020-06 Anxiety of Food Nationalism: Dilemmas of Bordering in the Vietnam-Taiwan Tea Trade The Geographical Journal
洪伯邑(編) 2020-05 尋找台灣味: 東南亞X台灣兩地的農業記事 左岸文化
洪伯邑 2020-05 在劃界與跨界之間:台灣味裡的食物國族主義 尋找台灣味:東南亞X台灣兩地的農業記事
洪伯邑 2020-05 從「飲食新南向」到「尋找台灣味」 尋找台灣味:東南亞X台灣兩地的農業記事
洪伯邑, 雲冠仁 2020-04 跨國飲食中的國族建構:臺灣珍珠奶茶在越南的本真性邊界 中國飲食文化
Po-Yi Hung 2020-01 Placing Green Energy in the Sea: Offshore Wind Farms, Dolphins, Oysters, and the Territorial Politics of the Intertidal Zone in Taiwan Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Po-Yi Hung, Yu-Hsiu Lien 2020-01 Taiwan Tea: Ongoing Struggles over Food Nationalism, Geography Directions:  
Huai-Hsuan Chen, Po-Yi Hung 2019-11 Performing Frontier as Home: Yuanshengtai Performance and the Representational Politics of Homeland in Southwest China Space and Culture
Po-Yi Hung 2019-10 Taiwan: Toward the Revitalization of Smallholder Agriculture Asian Smallholders in Comparative Perspective
洪伯邑 2019-08 國家力量如何掌控土地?從耶魯政治人類學家觀點看台灣高山農業,報導者:https: //  
洪伯邑 2019-04 從臺灣到南洋:泰北邊境的罌粟花、異域孤軍與臺灣茶 觀·臺灣 Watch Taiwan
Po-Yi Hung, Hui-Tsen Hsiao 2018-12 Apples in Action: Territoriality and Land Use Politics of Mountain Agriculture in Taiwan Asia Pacific Viewpoint
洪伯邑, 練聿修 2018-12 「越」界台茶:台越茶貿易中的移動、劃界與本土爭辯 文化研究 Router: A Journal of Cultural Studies
洪伯邑 2018-02 為什麼我們要寫「飲食新南向」?獨立評論@天下:https: //  
洪伯邑, 蕭彗岑 2017-11 蘋果的政治技術:台灣高山農業的領域政治與經濟 台灣土地研究
洪伯邑 2017-10 書評:Philosophy Comes to Dinner: Arguments about the Ethics of Eating 中國飲食文化
Po-Yi Hung, Ian Baird 2017-05 From Soldiers to Farmers: The Political Geography of Chinese Kuomintang Territorialization in Northern Thailand Political Geography
洪伯邑, 許純鎰 2017-03 從異域到茶鄉:泰國北部山林的茶葉生產與臺泰農業計畫的領域效應 地理學報
洪伯邑 2017-01 一葉知秋:連結常民知識與全球變遷 氣候變遷下的國家發展藍圖
Po-Yi Hung 2016-06 Book Reveiw: Besky, Sarah. The Darjeeling distinction: labor and justice on fair-trade tea plantations in India. xxii, 233 pp., maps, illus., bibliogr. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 2014. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
洪伯邑 2015-12 前进与后退:中国西南边疆的古茶林,少数民族,与模棱的现代性 中国人类学
Po-Yi Hung 2015-08 Tea Production, Land Use Politics, and Ethnic Minorities: Struggling over Dilemmas in China's Southwest Frontier. (ISBN: 9781137494078). New York: Palgrave Macmillan. August, 2015. Palgrave Macmillan
Po-Yi Hung 2014-12 Frontiers as dilemma: the incompatible desires for tea production in southwest China Area
Po-Yi Hung 2013-06 Tea Forest in the Making: Tea Production and the Ambiguity of Modernity on China's Southwest Frontier Geoforum
Po-Yi Hung, Abigail Popp 2008-10 How to Frame a Research Question. In Cronon, B. Learning to Do Historical Research.  
Po-Yi Hung, Stephen Laubach 2008-10 Photographic Images. In Cronon B. Learning to Do Historicaql Research.  


Fiscal YearPlan NameTitle
113 多面向氣候變遷與大阿里山茶區生態系服務整合研究--瞭解氣候變遷下雲霧帶下緣大阿里山茶區生態系服務的改變與調適(4/4) 共同主持人
112 多面向氣候變遷與大阿里山茶區生態系服務整合研究--瞭解氣候變遷下雲霧帶下緣大阿里山茶區生態系服務的改變與調適(3/4) 共同主持人
111 在「藍色經濟」與「藍色法律性」之間:海洋邊界、遠洋漁業與海上國家領域 計畫主持人
111 多面向氣候變遷與大阿里山茶區生態系服務整合研究--瞭解氣候變遷下雲霧帶下緣大阿里山茶區生態系服務的改變與調適 (2/4) 共同主持人
110 海洋邊界:台灣的海鮮、漁港與遠近海漁業的領域性 計畫主持人
110 多面向氣候變遷與大阿里山茶區生態系服務整合研究--瞭解氣候變遷下雲霧帶下緣大阿里山茶區生態系服務的改變與調適 (1/4) 共同主持人
108 崛起的「黑金」:中國西南邊境的咖啡生產、跨境貿易與少數民族 計畫主持人
107 南向的茶: 越南茶與台灣農技跨境轉移的領域政治(II) 計畫主持人
106 在地的全球化擺盪:台灣牡犡養殖的文化、技術與環境政治--(總計畫暨子計畫一)游移海陸之間:台灣西部沿海的蚵農、海 埔新生地與土地利用政治 計畫主持人
106 南向的茶: 越南茶與台灣農技跨境轉移的領域政治 計畫主持人
105 台茶南向: 越南茶、台灣農技轉移與跨境茶鄉地景的政治生態學 計畫主持人
103 從戰場到市場:泰北金三角跨境農技轉移與茶葉轉植的政治生態學 計畫主持人
103 補助人文及社會科學研究圖書計畫規劃主題:回復力思維之永續環境與資源管理 計畫主持人
102 邊境裡的跨國地景:泰北金三角的華人移民、茶葉生產與地方建構 計畫主持人


2023 111學年度教師教學優良獎

2012 Mellon-Wisconsin Dissertator Fellowship, Mellon Foundation and the State of Wisconsin

2011 Whitbeck Dissertator Fellowship, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2010 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

2010 IGERT-China Associate Award, IGERT-China Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2009 2009 China Times Cultural Foundation Young Scholar Award, China Times Cultural Foundation

2009 Trewartha Research Grant, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2009 “Remaking the Developmental State” Research Grant, Center for World Affairs and Global Economy (WAGE), University of Wisconsin-Madison

2008 2008 Taiwan Ministry of Education Studying Abroad Fellowship Ministry of Education, Taiwan

2007 Global Studies Scott Kloeck-Jenson Pre-Dissertation Fellowship University of Wisconsin-Madison

2005 UW-Madison University Fellowship (with tuition waive and monthly stipend), University of Wisconsin-Madison 2004 Tropical Resources Institute Fellowship, Yale University

2004 Agrarian Studies Fellowship, Yale University

2004 School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Summer Research Award, Yale University