Professor Peng,Yen-wen


  • Ph.D., School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, USA (2004).
  • MS, Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University, Taipei (1998). 
  • BA, Department of Journalism, National Cheng-Chi University, Taipei (1993)


  • Public Affairs Management
  • Third Sector Management
  • Gender and Management
  • Environmental Planning and Decision Making
  • Qualitative Analysis

Research interests

  • participatory governance
  • gender studies
  • third sector studies
  • deliberative policy analysis

Journal Articles

Written in English

  • Yen-Wen Peng and Wei-Ning Wu (2023). Who Would (Not) Use All-gender Toilets... and Why? A Study on University Students in Taiwan. Gender, Place and Culture, 30,(2),  161-182. (SSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Kae Takarabe, Eunkyoung Lee, Li-Ling Tsai, Ginko Kawano, Miwa Yokoyama, Hisako Ohtsubo, and Mariko Ogawa (2017). Gender Segregation on Campuses: Cross-Time Comparison of Academic Pipeline in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. International Journal of Gender, Science, and Technology, 9,(1),  3-24.
  • Chao-Ju Chen, Yen-Wen Peng, and Chin-Fen Chang (2017). Women’s (No) Naming Right under the Shadow of Patronymy: Changes of the Public Attitudes in Taiwan between 2002 and 2012. Survey Research: Method and Application, 38,(2),  57-97. (TSSCI)
  • Dafydd Fell and Yen-Wen Peng (2016). “The Electoral Fortunes of Taiwan’s Green Party.” Japanese Journal of Political Science, 17(1): 63-83. (SSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2007). “Buying Sex: Domination and Difference in the Discourses of Taiwanese Piao-ke.” Men and Masculinities, 9(2): 315-336. (SSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2005). “'Of course they claim they were coerced': On voluntary prostitution, contingent consent, and the modified whore stigma.” Journal of International Women’s Studies, 7(2), pp.17-35. (SCOPUS)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2004). “Zoning for difference: rethinking Iris Young's ideal of city life with the case of prostitution.” Forum: International Journal of Postgraduate Studies in Architecture, Planning and Landscape, 6(1), pp. 45-50.

Written in Chinese (since 2011)

  • Yen-Wen Peng (2022). The Daughters that Transform Patronymic Practices. Gender Equity Education Quarterly, 99, 31-38.
  • Yen-Wen Peng and Yi-Ting Lu (2022). Review of “Building Gender Equity in the Academy: Institutional Strategies for Change”. Contemporary Educational Research Quarterly , 30(2), 207-217. (TSSCI)
  • Li-Ling Tsai, Yen-Wen Peng, Jen-Jou Chen and Yi-Ting Lu (2021). University Professors’ Perceptions of Policy Needs for Gender Equality on Campuses in Taiwan and the Influencing Factors. Journal of Women's and Gender Studies, 48, 71-123. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2020). Yes, the Problem is Exactly “A Lack of Collaboration”: A Response to the Commentary by Bennis Wai Yip So. Journal of Public Administration, 58, 139-148. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Yi-Yi Lin and Ho-Jing Yang (2018). Performance Paradox after Collaborative Decision-Making: Lessons from the Gender Impact Assessment and Eco-checklist Initiatives in Taiwan . Journal of Public Administration, 54, 41-78. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Yu-Ching Juang and Hsin-Pei Ho (2016). Women’s Participation in Science and Technology: Comparison of Statistics between Taiwan and the EU. Taiwanese Journal for Studies of Science, Technology and Medicine, 22, 225-274. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2016). "You Lecture and I Listen." Is It Effective? Toward Users-Oriented Gender Consciousness Empowerment . Personnel Monthly, 375, 45-53. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng and Meng-Yu Tu (2014). Exploring Women's Participation and Representation in Environmental Protection Groups.  Journal of Gender Equality Education, 66, 23-31. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Shu-Yu Lin and Herng-Dar Bih (2013). “Other” than Men’s and Women’s Toilets: Reflection on the Unisex Restroom Experience of Shih Hsin University. Journal of Women's and Gender Studies, 32, 47-96. (SSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2012). A Review and Prospect of the PostMartial-Law Women’s Movement in Taiwan. Third Sector Review, 18, 15-31.
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2012). The Challenges to Information Disclosure Practice: Reflections on the Shihmen Reservoir Catchment Conservation and Management Project. Taiwan Democracy Quarterly, 9(9),  141-189. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2012). Bureaucrats as Facilitators in the Community Building Process: Lessons from the Genbee River Regeneration Case of Japan. Community Development Journal Quarterly, 140, 288-296.
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2012). Gender, Science and Innovation. Journal of Gender Equality Education, 59, 104-109.
  • Yen-Wen Peng and Ling-Chun Hung (2011). Why mother’s surname? Investigating the factors that influence Taiwanese married couples’ decision on their children’s surname. Journal of Women’s and Gender Studies, 28: 1-54. (TSSCI)
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2011). Anti-Nuke as Women's Anti-Domination. Taiwan Watch Quarterly, 13(4), 59-62.

Conference Papers (in English, selective)

  • Dafydd Fell, Yan-Han Wang, Yen-Wen Peng and Jhucin Jhang, (2022). How do movement parties learn lessons of defeat in Taiwan? The case of the Green Party Taiwan.  The 24th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS), Olomouc, Czech Republic, Czech Republic. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Wei-Ning Wu (2019). Who would (not) use all-gender toilet? University students’ attitudes and behaviors towards all-gender toilets.. 2019 National Women`s Studies Association Annual Conference, United States. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2019). Initiating all-gender toilets in Taiwan: A case of feminist “slow revolution” within institutions. 2019 ARNOVA Asia Conference, Taiwan. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2015). The Challenges of Gender Mainstreaming in a Managerialist State: Experiences from Taiwan.. The 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Uppsala, Sweden. 
  • Herng-Dar Bih, Yen-Wen Peng (2014). Unisex Toilets for All? the Sexual/Gender Ideology of Public Toilets in Taiwan. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan. 
  • Chao-Ju Chen, Yen-Wen Peng, Chin-Fen Chang (2014). Women`s (no) Naming Right Under the Shadow of Patronymy: A Study of Law and Social Change in Taiwan. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Japan. 
  • Yen-Wen PENG, Mariko OGAWA, Eunkyoung LEE, Ginko KAWANO, Kae TAKARABE, Hisako OHTSUBO, Li-Ling TSAI (2013). Gender Segregation on Campuses: A Cross-Time Comparison in the Higher Education Sector among Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The 11th East Asian STS Network Meeting, Japan. 

Books and Chapters

Written in English

  • Dafydd Fell and Yen-Wen Peng (2017). The Revival of Taiwan’s Green Party after 2008. Taiwan's Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers, 177-198. Routledge.
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2015). Gendering Policy Analysis? The Problems and Pitfalls of Participatory ‘Gender Impact Assessment’. In Yu-Ying Kuo (ed.), Policy Analysis in Taiwan, 81-94. Policy Press. 

Written in Chinese (selective)

  • Yen-Wen Peng, Wen-Chien Yang, Tzu-Yun Lin and Chien-Yu Liu (2022). These Are What Village Chiefs Can Do—Handbook on Community Building. National Alliance of Taiwan Women’s Associations. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng and Ling-Chun Hong (2020). Urban Well-being. In Keng-Hong Chen (ed.), Creativity, Urban, Happiness, 123-156. Wunan. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2018). Women’s Movement and Politics. In Shu-Ling Huang and Mei-Huei You (eds.), Gender Dimensions and Taiwanese Society. Chuliu.
  • Chia-Li Wu and Yen-Wen Peng (2017). Gender Mainstreaming in the Selection of Public Servants: A Case Study of Core Functions in Police Recruitment. In Shu-Ling Huang (ed.), Gender Mainstreaming: Taiwan Experiences and International Comparisons, 193-214. Wunan. 
  • Yen-Wen Peng, Li-Ling Tsai and Yi-Ting Lu (2017). Gender Mainstreaming in Science and Technology: Inspirations from the EU. In Shu-Ling Huang (ed.), Gender Mainstreaming: Taiwan Experiences and International Comparisons, 215-242. Wunan.
  • Yen-Wen Peng (2013). Towards Postmodern Feminism: Breaking the Binary Debate in Regulating Prostitution. Ruei-Chi Huang (Ed.) Symposia on Theories, 251-76. Asia World Digital Technology.
  • Yen-Wen Peng and Jing-Pei Tseng (2012). Citizen Participation in Water Governance: Reflections on the Experience of Shimen Reservoir Remediation. In Mei-Fang Fan (Ed.), Behind the Sunny Weather - Water, Technology, and Disasters, 156-182. National Chiao Tung University Press