Corcuff, Stéphane B. 1971-

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CORCUFF, Stéphane B. 1971-


Born May 7, 1971, in Brest, France. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Paris Institute of Political Studies, B.A., M.A., 1993, Ph.D. (summa cum laude), 2000; also attended National Normal University (Taiwan), 1994-98.


Home—15 rue des Cloys, 75018 Paris, France. Office—Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of La Rochelle, 1 Parvis Fernand Braudel, 17042 La Rochelle Cedex 1, France. E-mail—[email protected].


French Center for the Study of Contemporary China, Taipei, Taiwan, research fellow, 1994-96; French Institute, Taipei, political analyst and press attaché, 1997; Institute of Asia-Pacific Management, Quimper, France, lecturer in Chinese politics, 1999-2000; University of La Rochelle, La Rochelle, France, lecturer in Chinese politics and language, 2001—. Bordeaux School of Management, associate professor, 2002—; Paris Institute of Political Studies, associate lecturer, 2003—. Founder and editor-in-chief, Mutations Asiatiques, 1992-97.


North American Taiwan Studies Association (chair of publication committee, 1999-2001; vice president, 2000-01).


(Coauthor) Taiwan, sources d'une identité, Karthala (Paris, France), 2000.

(Editor and contributor) Memories of the Future: National Identity Questions and the Search for a New Taiwan, M. E. Sharpe (Armonk, NY), 2002.

Hou jieyan shidai Taiwan Waishengren di guojia rentong (title means "The Mainlanders' National Identification in Post-Martial Law Taiwan"), Yunchen Wenhua (Taipei, Taiwan), 2003.

Contributor to periodicals, including China Perspectives.


Research on the time factor in the strategic conflict in the Taiwan Strait.


Stéphane B. Corcuff told CA: "So far, my research has mainly dealt with the politics of identity construction, the politicization of memory and history books, and the processes of identification to the national object. Though I was trained in political science and later in international relations, I have a strong interest in both political anthropology and political psychology, which I try to link to my works on national identification. I have researched the idea of a pluralistic identification to the Nation, which I have exemplified through the interesting case study of Taiwan, an extremely fertile identity laboratory. I now try to understand how the time factor is perceived and instrumentalized in the China-Taiwan conflict by the actors engaged in the conflict. I keep a very strong interest in the study of identity construction processes, political psychology, and the measure of national identification in Taiwan and China, as well as in other areas of the world, such as Brittany and Ontario."

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