Yiting Chung was born in Taiwan and received her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Waseda University. As a college student, she became interested in the study of nationalism and identity in Japan and its former colonies, and she wrote her undergraduate thesis on the mentality of conservatism in Zainichi Korean society. Her research interest is shaped by a concern for the problem of dominance that characterized various social practices, a desire to understand the dynamics of minority identities frustrated by the framework of nation state, and a belief that scholarly commitment can inspire positive social change. Outside of school, she is deeply addicted to ramen and all kinds of delicacies.