Associate Professor|Chi-I Lin

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PhD in English Literature, University of Edinburgh, UK

MPhil(Master of Philosophy) in Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, UK

BA, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University


  • 2020 NSYSU Superior teaching award.
  • 2020, 2019 NSYSU Research achievement award.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education (IJSHE) (2021/02 to date)
  • Regional Coordinator, Solve Climate by 2030, Open Society University Network (OSUN) (2021/01 to date)
  • Committee, Ocean Affairs Council, Taiwan (2019 to date)
  • Organizer and instructor, New Southbound Policy Educational Exchanges: Deepen exchange with ASEAN and South Asian countries, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (2018-2020).
  • Director, Division of Student Exchange, Office of International Affairs, NSYSU(2012/08-2014/07)

Research Interests

Education for sustainable development, interdisciplinary learning, Shakespeare studies, visual methodologies

Teaching Courses

  1. Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Development
  2. Sustainable Oceans: An Eco-dialogue between Marine Literature and Marine Science
  3. Science, Media and Culture
  4. Approaching Shakespeare: On Page and on Stage
  5. Guide Appreciation of Arts
  6. Service Learning: Training in Museum Organization at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

Research Projects

  1. 2021-2022. Participatory visual methods and education for sustainable development: Theories, practices, and educational applications in higher education (Book project. MOST 110-2511-H-110-014). PI
  2. 2018-2020. Knowing food and growing food: A study of the impacts of engaging undergraduate students in urban agricultural practices (MOST 107-2511-H-110 -004 -MY2). PI
  3. 2019-2020. Exploring sustainable agricultural paradigm: Cultivating university students’ kinship with the land through campus farming (MOE 1080254).
  4. A study on East-West cultural diversity in science culture (MOST 108-2918-I-110-004). PI
  5. 2017-2018. The fostering of undergraduates’ perceptions of the human-animal-nature relationship via museum animal science and humane education (MOST 106-2511-S-110-006). PI
  6. 2016-2017. eLife of Animals: Project of promoting animal and environmental science education through integrating Chimei Museum and community resources (MOST 105-2515-S-110-001). PI
  7. 2015-2017. An Evaluation of Undergraduate Students’ Interdisciplinary Learning Outcome with regard to Ocean Sustainability Literacy: Exploring the Ocean Sustainability Education Model (MOST 104-2511-S-110-012-MY2). PI
  8. 2014-2015. An Evaluation of Undergraduate Students’ Conceptions, Awareness and Responsibility with regard to Ocean Sustainability: Auto-Photography and the Interdisciplinary Study of Sustainable Oceans (MOST 103-2511-S-110-003). PI
  9. 2010-2013. Exploring the Development of College Students’ Situational Interest in Learning Science (NSC 99-2511-S-110-001-MY3).CO-PI, PI

Main Publications

Book chapters and Journal papers

  1. Lin, C. I. & Li, Y. Y. (2022). Empowering undergraduate students to take action: An empathetic mindset towards education for sustainable development. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education. (SSCI). (paper accepted)
  2. Lin, C. I. (2022). Emergence of perceptions of smart agriculture at a community/campus farm: A participatory experience. Journal of Science Communication. (Scopus; Q2).(paper accepted)
  3. Lin, C. I. (2022). Campus Farming and Sustainable Agriculture: Values and Beliefs. In Walter Leal Filho & Claudio Vasconcelos (Eds.), Handbook of Best Practices in Sustainable Development at University Level. World Sustainability Series. Springer. (chapter accepted, in preparation)
  4. Lin, C. I. & Li, Y. Y. (2018). Protecting Life on Land and Below Water: Using Storytelling to Promote Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes toward Animals. Sustainability 2018, 10(7), 2479. (SSCI).
  5. Lin, C. I. & Li, Y. Y. (2018). Sustainability Interdisciplinary education for facilitating undergraduate students’ holistic thinking and conflict resolution competencies: A study on education for ocean sustainability. Chinese Journal of Science Education, 26(1), 1-27. (TSSCI).
  6. Li, Y. Y. & Lin, C. I. (2018). A Study of the Relationship Between Undergraduate Students’ Interdisciplinary Competence, Interdisciplinary Curriculum Participation, and Social Problem Perceptions. Chinese Journal of Science Education, 26(S), 419-440. (TSSCI).
  7. Lin, C. I. & Li, Y. Y. (2017). An Auto-Photographic Study of Undergraduate Students’ Conceptions of Ocean Sustainability. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 18(4), 554-575. (SSCI).
  8. Lin, C. I. (2017). Reading the past for the future: Exploring undergraduate students’ environmental consciousness through a place-based ecocritical approach of using Shakespeare’s plays. Journal of General Education: Concept and Practice, 5(1), 111-136.
  9. Lin, C. I. (2017). Empress and temptress: The construction and constriction of writing Cleopatra in Mary Sidney’s Tragedy of Antonie and Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. In A. Tomiche (Ed.), Le Comparatisme comme approche critique/Comparative Literature as a Critical Approach. Tome 1 – Affronter l’Ancien / Facing the Past (537-549). Paris: Classiques Garnier. DOI : 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-06524-1.p.0537
  10. Lin, C. I. (2015). Integrating Humanities and Scientific Thinking in Cultivating Civic Literacy: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Course Design. In Shu-ing Shyu (Ed.). Civil Literacy: Cross-Boundaries (87-108). Kaohsiung: National Sun Yat-sen UP.
  11. Lin, C. I. (2014). Defining Nature in Shakespeare: The Role of Literature in Ecological Literacy. In Jui-Fang Chang (Ed.). Civil Literacy and Environmental Sustainable Development 2014 (243-253). Kaohsiung: National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences. (Best paper award).
  12. Lin, C. I. (2013). Maternity and Mourning with Queenship in Shakespeare’s Henry Ⅵ. Tamkang Review, 44(1), 25-46. (THCI core).
  13. Lin, C. I. (2012). “Honour and Maternity in Coriolanus.” Shakespeare in Culture. Bi-Qi Lei and Ching-His Perng (Eds.). Taipei: National Taiwan University Press. 55-87.

Conference papers

  1. Lin, C. I. (UK, 2021). Fridays for “Farms”: Campus Farming and the Transformation of Community Agri-Food Conceptions. Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) 2020+1, Virtual Conference. 27 April – 27 May.
  2. Lin, C. I. (Thailand, 2019). Engaging undergraduate students in campus farm practice and fostering campus-community interaction for promoting sustainable agriculture. 10th World Environmental Education Congress “Local Knowledge, Communication and Global Connectivity”, Bangkok. 03-07 November.
  3. Lin, C. I. (Sweden, 2019). Way of small farmer. Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Symposium “Accelerating the Implementation of Sustainable Development in the Curriculum”, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. 10-11 September.
  4. Lin, C. I. (New Zealand, 2018). Using storytelling to communicate human’s relationship with animals: Impact on undergraduate students’ perceptions of human-animal kinship. Public Communication of Science and Technology 2018 (PCST), Dunedin. 4-6 April.
  5. Lin, C. I. (Canada, 2017). Community field trip learning and the development of undergraduate students’ responsible action toward ocean stewardship. 9th World Environmental Education Congress, Vancouver. 9-15 September.
  6. Lin, C. I. (Japan, 2017). Who’s “vision of the island”? Developing students’ sense of place and understanding of differences through a film adaptation of The Tempest. Film.East.West, Waseda University, Tokyo. 21-22 January.
  7. Lin, C. I. (Japan, 2016). The role of reading literature in promoting awareness and action with regard to ocean sustainability: Transportation experience. International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education2016 (EASE), Tokyo University of Science, Tokyo. 26-28 August.
  8. Lin, C. I. (Taiwan, 2016). Approaching Ocean Sustainability: Definitions and Decisions. Paper presented at Civial Literacy and General Education Conference. National Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung. 24 June.
  9. Lin, C. I. (Sweden, 2015). An auto-photographic study of undergraduate students interdisciplinary learning for sustainable oceans. 8th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC), Gothenburg. 29 June-2 July.
  10. Lin, C. I. (US, 2014). Field of feasts: The politics of banquets in Shakespeare. Paper presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, New York. 27-19 March.
  11. Lin, C. I. (US, 2012). “Forgive my Fearful Sails”: Cleopatra and inconstancy in war. Paper presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, D. C. 22-24 March.
  12. Lin, C. I. (2011, September). “Both our honour and shame in it”: Cressida’s ‘easy virtue’ in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. Paper presented at the British Shakespeare Association and Cambridge Shakespeare Conference on Shakespeare: Sources and Adaptation, University of Cambridge.

Performance Art Works

  1. 2014. Naming Banyan. ArTrend International Performance Art Festival: Mind and Sea. Tainan, Taiwan.
  2. 2003. Trial.  Marking/Paper/Skin. The 8th Nippon International Performance Art Festival. Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, & Nagano, Japan.