Thesis title: Cross-border love triangle between Taiwan and Vietnam
Ching-ying Tien is a PhD candidate in antropology working on a topic which explores the love triangle among Taiwan businessmen, their first wives in Taiwan, and their mistresses in Vietnam. Tien has a knack for multi-tasking. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a MBA degree specializing in Marketing before stepping into the field of anthropology. She completed her master’s thesis from National Chung Hsing University (Taiwan) on “Masculinity and Cross-Border Marriages: Why Taiwanese Men Seek Vietnamese Women to Marry?” with Prof. Hong-zen Wang, who is presently the Head of the Sociology Department at National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan). In addition to her own research topic, she also developed an avid interest in gender, masculinities and sex work studies during her PhD.