Sixth SOAS Taiwan Studies Postgraduate Summer School

Posted on May, 15 2012

The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies  - 倫敦大學亞非學院台灣研究中心 - Announces the

Sixth SOAS Taiwan Studies Postgraduate Summer School
July 9-11, 2012

Women’s NGOs, Queer Politics, Gender-Based Violence, Social Movements and Taiwan’s Democratic Transition, Research Methods, Documentary Screening

Key Lecturers:
Josephine Chuen-Juei Ho (National Central University)
Karl Ning (National Central University)
Lilian Lih-Rong Wang (National Taiwan University & Oxford)
Fan Yun (National Taiwan University & SOAS)

Key Topics:
1.  From Anti-Trafficking to Social Discipline: The Changing Role of Women's NGOs in Taiwan
2.  The New Politics of Gender Governance in Taiwan
3.  Child Welfare Law and the Politics of Child (Sexual) Abuse in Taiwan
4.  Queer Politics in Taiwan
5.  Gender-Based Violence and Cultural Concern in Taiwanese Society
6.  The Determinants of Social Inclusion: An Asian Example of Taiwan
7.  Story-telling and Democracy
8.  Social Movements and Taiwan's Democratic Transition: A Microfoundational Study
9.   Using Interviews as Research Methods
10. Archival Research in Taiwan Studies

Research Training Seminar in Taiwan Studies:
Taught by Lilian Lih-Rong Wang (National Taiwan University & Oxford), Fan Yun (National Taiwan University & SOAS), Robert Ash (SOAS), Dafydd Fell (SOAS), Monique Chu (SOAS), & Isabelle Cheng (SOAS).

This course is designed for students planning or currently conducting research projects in the field of Taiwan Studies. Students should prepare a short (20 minute maximum) presentation of their research project and will receive feedback from the seminar organizers. Students wishing to give presentations should email Monique Chu ( and include an abstract on their proposed research topic.

To register, contact Monique Chu (

This summer school programme is part of a UK/German Collaborative Taiwan Studies Teaching Project funded by the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation.