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Ari-Joonas
Pitkänen
Doctoral Student, Centre for East Asian Studies
Doctoral dissertation project: "Performing the Pacific Island: Place, Practice, and Matter in the Making of Oceanic Taiwan"

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Areas of expertise

Asian studies
Taiwan
China
national identities
qualitative research

Biography

I am a doctoral researcher focusing on the formation of national identity and collective consciousness in contemporary Taiwan. I graduated as Master of Social Sciences from the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at the University of Turku in 2019. I also hold previous master's and bachelor's degrees in English translation from the University of Helsinki.

Research

Doctoral dissertation project (estimated completion 2025): "Performing the Pacific Island: Place, Practice, and Matter in the Making of Oceanic Taiwan". Employing an interdisciplinary framework with a socio-geographic orientation, the project examines the role of island geography, oceanic spatiality, and the non-human environment in the formation of national identity and collective consciousness in a politically contested community.

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