Prof. Dr. Tang Chih-Chieh 湯志傑

Posted on Apr, 21 2011

Tang Chih-Chieh 湯志傑

Name: Prof. Dr. Tang Chih-Chieh 湯志傑

Home institution: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taipei

Duration of Stay: June 2nd to 9th, 2011


Tang, Chih-Chieh is an associate fellow of the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica as well as adjunct associate Professor of Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University. He received his Ph.D. degree of social science from Universität Bielefeld in 2002, and served as the vice secretary of Taiwan Sociological Association (2004~2005). His research and teaching interests include systems theory, historical sociology, Chinese history and Taiwan Studies. Recently, his research focuses on the periodization of Chinese history from the perspective of system differentiation.


Works in English:

2010 “Yundong: One Term for Two Different Body Cultures,” East Asian Sport Thoughts: The International Journal for the Sociology of Sport 1: 73-104.

2010 Mau-kuei Chang, Ying-Hwa Chang & Chih-Chieh Tang, “Indigenization, Institutionalization and Internationalization: Tracing the Paths of the Development of Sociology in Taiwan,” Pp. 158-191 in Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for a Global Sociology Vol.2, edited by Michael Burawoy, Mau-kuei Chang, and Michelle Fei-yu Hsieh. Taiwan: Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, Council of National Association of the International Sociological Association.

2010 “Public and Private in China and the West: A Preliminary Observation on the Interaction between Semantics and Societal Structures,” paper presented at International Workshop Comparative Studies of “Public” and “Private” in Japan and China, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, 2010-08-08 ~ 2010-08-10.

2010 “Towards a Real Theory of Event: A Dialogue between Luhmann and Sewell,” paper presented at Niklas Luhmann's Systems Theory in the World Society: A Resonance from Taiwan, Taipei: Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, 2010-05-17 ~ 2010-05-18.

Works in German:

2007 “Ereignis/Struktur: Eine unterentwickelte, aber vielversprechende Unterscheidung in der Systemtheorie von Niklas Luhmann,” Soziale Systeme: Zeitschrift für Soziologische Theorie 13 (1+2): 86-98.

2004 Vom traditionellen China zum modernen Taiwan: Die Entwicklung funktionaler Differenzierung am Beispiel des politischen Systems und des Religionssystems. Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag.

Works in Chinese:

2011 “Yangsheng, Sport and Exercise: A Preliminary Inquiry about Taiwanese Notion of Yundong,” Sociological Analysis 2: 87-148.

2010 “Theory as Observation of Second Order: How to Resolve the Paradox between Creation and Accumulation,” Journal of Social Theory 13 (1): 37-79.

2009 “Translator’s Introduction: Embedding Die Wirtschaft der Gesellschaft in the Discussions of the New Economic Sociology,” Pp. iii-lxxi in Niklas Luhmann, Shehui zhi Jingji (The Economy of the Society). Taipei: Lianjing.

2009 “A Historical Investigation of the New Economic Sociology: The Problematics of Embeddedness (II),” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 30: 117-164.

2009 “A Historical Investigation of the New Economic Sociology: The Problematics of Embeddedness (I),” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 29: 135-193.

2009 “A Proposal for the Historical Study of Indigenous Concepts: Searching a Foundation of the Indigenous Social Theory,” Pp. 313-366 in A Reflection and a Prospect of the Indigenization of the Social Sciences, edited by Chuan-Xiong Zhou & Feng-Shan Su. Jiayi: The Institute of Educational Sociology, Nanhua University.

2009 “Between the Physical Education and Sports: Sports in Taiwan - A Country without a Tradition of the Distinction ‘State/Civil Society’,” Thought and Words: Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences 47 (1): 1-126.

2008 “A Reconstruction of the Local Sociological Tradition: Ideas, Successions, and Practices,” Pp. 553-630 in Interlocution: A Thematic History of Taiwanese Sociology, 1945-2005, edited by Gwo-Shyong Shieh. Taipei: Socio Publishing Co., Ltd.

2007 “An Unavoidable Conflict: An Explanation of the Kaohsiung Incident in Terms of of the Dialectic of Structure and Process,” Taiwanese Sociology 13: 73-128.

2006 “Reexploring the Regime Transition in Taiwan: A Reinterpretation of the KMT’s Legitimation in the Early 1970s,” Taiwanese Sociology 12: 141-190.

2006 “Expecting a Brilliant Future of the Immanent Critiques: A Review of Public Sphere in Taiwan: Predicament and Opportunity,” Reflexion 2: 181-207.

2004 “Building Autonomy through the Public Sphere, Part II: A Reflection about the Chinese Tradition of Political Primacy,” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 11: 173-255.

2004 “Building Autonomy through the Public Sphere, Part I: An Examination of the Public/Private Semantics and Their Related Societal Structures in the West,” SOCIETAS: A Journal for Philosophical Study of Public Affairs 10: 121-184.

2004 “The Building of the Feudal Kingdom and Its Internal Differentiation,” The NCCU Journal of Sociology 36: 63-112.

2001 “From the Settlement to the ‘City-State’: A Reconstruction of the Structural Transformation of Society in the Ancient Time from the Viewpoint of System Differentiation,” New History 12 (1): 1-52.

2000 “From Shihuo to Jingji: A Second Order Observation of the Historical Semantics of Economy,” Con-Temporary Monthly 155: 100-127.

Works in Japanese:

2005  Mau-Kuei Chang, Ying-Hwa Chang & Chih-Chieh Tang, “Historical Formation and Institutional Development of Sociology in Taiwan,” The Journal of Studies in Contemporary Social Theory 15: 448-465.