Recent Publication: The Sunflower Movement. Origins, structures, and strategies of Taiwan's resistance against the 'Black Box'

Posted on Mar, 17 2017

Fell Edited Volume on Social Movements

The book "Taiwan's Social Movements under Ma Ying-jeou: From the Wild Strawberries to the Sunflowers" (Ed. by Dafydd Fell) offers readers an introduction to the development of recent social movements in Taiwan by examining a number of important movement case studies that focus on the post 2008 period.

It includes a contribution by ERCCT Research Fellow André Beckershoff on the Sunflower Movement.

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ERCCT presentation at National Taiwan University

Posted on Mar, 14 2017

Presentation at NTU, March 2017

On March 10, Prof. Gunter Schubert informed students and faculty at the College of Social Sciences on recent developments at the ERCCT and the different visiting programs which the center runs. The College of Social Sciences and the ERCCT are partners since 2008. Special partnerships have been established with the Departments of Political Science and Sociology. 

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Recent Publication: Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan

Posted on Mar, 10 2017

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan offers a comprehensive overview of both contemporary Taiwan and the Taiwan studies field. Each contribution summarises the major findings in the field and highlights long-term trends, recent observations and possible future developments in Taiwan. The volume, edited by ERCCT director Gunter Schubert, includes contributions by Gunter Schubert himself, by ERCCT Managing Director Stefan Braig, and by Stefan Fleischauer.

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Welcoming Huang Huitzu

Posted on Mar, 09 2017

The ERCCT Team extends a warm welcome to Ms. Huang Huitzu 黄慧慈, who has arrived today to join the ERCCT in the framework of the Short-Term Resident Fellows Programme. She will stay until the end of June to finalise her Ph.D. project, comparing enegry policy in Germany, Taiwan, and Japan. We wish...

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Recent Publication: Taiwan and the 'China Impact'

Posted on Mar, 06 2017

Taiwan and the China Impact

There can be no doubt that China’s economic and political rise is having a stronger effect on Taiwan than on any other country, given the Chinese government’s claim to sovereignty over Taiwan, and Taiwan’s quest to maintain its democratic achievements and political identity as a sovereign state. Against this background, this volume deals with the ‘bigger picture’ of evolving relations across the Taiwan Strait, departing from the observation that China’s impact on Taiwan has become stronger over the last 20 years. This book analyses the ‘China impact’ on Taiwan in terms of its social, political and security space from both an empirical and conceptual point of view.

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March 15 Extended Deadline for Visiting Fellow Programme Applications

Posted on Feb, 20 2017

Ph.D. students or postdoctoral fellows from our Taiwanese partner institutions interested in the Visiting Fellow Programme of summer 2017 please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to March 15, 2017!

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Prof. Chien Shiuh-Shen Presented Research on Taishang Matsu-Temple

Posted on Feb, 10 2017

Chien Shiuh-shen

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Visiting Scholar Prof. Chien Shiuh-Shen 簡旭伸 from the Dept. of Geography at National Taiwan University introduced ERCCT Fellows to his research on the Kunshan Taishang's Matsu-Temple (Taiwan Investment and China Local Government - the Case of Kunshan) in the Taiwan Colloquium.

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Taiwan Study Center Ljubljana Announces Academic Seminar on Stability and Democracy in East Asia

Posted on Feb, 09 2017

The Taiwan Study Center at the University of Ljubljana announces an academic seminar on "Stability and Democracy in East Asia", which will be held on February 28th:

As the world is pivoting to Asia in recent years, the security climate in the region has worsened. While most Asian states anticipate a certain role for...

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