Dr Hong-zen Wang is Distinguished Professor of the Department of Sociology at the National Sun Yat-sen University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He has been working on ties between Vietnam and Taiwan since 1999. His research has focused on gender, ethnic and industrial relations, and on migrant worker and marriage migration issues. He set up the sociology popular science ' Streetcorner Sociology in Taiwan ', when he was the President of Taiwanese Sociology Association. His recent published book is ' Under Global Production Pressure: Taiwan Capital, Vietnamese Workers and the State ' (2019, National Taiwan University Press), and forthcoming article 'Flexible Intimacies in Global Intimate Economy: Evidences from Taiwan’s cross-border marriage' (Feminist Studies).