Ming-Chang Tsai

Research Fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


Ming-Chang Tsai (SUNY-Stony Brook, PhD) is a Research Fellow and Executive Director of Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, RCHSS, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He was president of the Taiwanese Sociological Association, and was dean of the College of Social Sciences, National Taipei University, Taiwan. He now serves as president of the Research Committee of Social Indicators (RC55) of the International Sociological Association, and as vice-president for the International Society for Quality of Life Studies.

His current research project concentrates on familial exchanges, gender equity, and quality of life in the East Asian contexts. His recent books include Global Exposure in East Asia (Routledge, 2015) and Family, Work and Wellbeing in Asia (coeditor, Springer, 2017). One of his recent papers is titled “How are mothers faring across the globe? Constructing a new Mothers’ Well-being Index and assessing its validity,” in which the maternal health and social protection of the mothers in a country are ranked on composite indicators to show their relative differences in well-being and their influences on children across the world. It will soon appear in Applied Research in Quality of Life. He is also preparing an edited book, titled Quality of Life in Japan (Springer). 


Family and youth, Globalization, Migration, Social indicators, Well-being