The Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NORITS) would like to invite everyone to their 2nd annual Taiwan Festival @ University of Central Lancashire, an event that is jointly supported by the Research Centre of Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX).
This year, the NORITS team in UCLan is delighted to host two internationally renowned writers, Shawna Yang Ryan 楊小娜and Wu Ming-yi 吳明益, and two university academics, Dr. Gwennaël Gaffric and Elisa Tamburo, for a two-day event, titling “The Many Faces of Taiwan History and Memory: A Migrant Perspective”.
19th March, 2020
Writers in Conversation: on Taiwanese literary writing- history, memory and migrant
Public reading, Q&A sessions and book signing
20th March, 2020
Public lectures delivered by two academics: on Climate refugees in Taiwanese literature and Urban displacement of military village in Taipei
Roundtable discussion on Taiwanese identity through the lenses of literature, migration and memory
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The Institute of Sociology (IOS), Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, is now opening the Visiting Fellow Program for Ph.D. candidates. The fellowship is established to assist doctoral candidates to complete their dissertation writing. It also means to provide opportunities for doctoral candidates to be familiar with the intellectual programs and research facilities within Academia Sinica.
For those eligible, it is a great opportunity! Please see the IOS website for a guideline to the application process in either English at https://www.ios.sinica.edu.tw/msgNo/20200203-2.pdf or Chinese at https://www.ios.sinica.edu.tw/msgNo/20200203-1.pdf
With a topical focus on LGBT issues, the ERCCT's 14th Taiwan Documentary Film Festival was held at Kino Arsenal on February 8 - 9, 2020. Two invited guest directors, Huang Hui-chen 黃惠偵 from Taipei and Lucie Liu from Berlin attracted a large audience with their award winning documentaries. On Saturday, Feb. 8, Huang Hui-chen presented three films, among them the very touching self-portrait Small Talk 日常對話 about her relationship with her lesbian mother, a work for which she won the Teddy Award, the Berlinale's award for best film with a LGBT topic, in the category of documentary in 2017. In the following Q&A, ERCCT Visiting Scholar Prof. Hsieh Hsin-Chin 謝欣芩, who works on documentary film making in Taiwan, presented a number of well informed and intriguing questions, inspiring a very fruitful and instructive discussion. Lucie Liu then presented Taipeilove* on Sunday morning, a documentary about Taiwan gay people's life experience in a Confucian society and their fight for equal rights, winning her both the award for best documentary of the Seoul International Film Festival and the hearts of her Tübingen audience.
On Saturday evening, the black-comedy mystery thriller The Tenants Downstairs 樓下的房客 by Adam Tsuei (2017) was a very entertaining extra, made possible with the kind support of the Taiwan Film Institute and the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Our gratitude also goes to the team of Kino Arsenal (Arsenal Kinobetriebe Stefan Paul KG) for hosting us and for the smooth cooperation, and to the China Centrum Tübingen for hosting the Q&A session on February 8!
The International Journal of Taiwan Studies 3.1 (March 2020) is now available online: https://brill.com/view/journals/ijts/3/1/ijts.3.issue-1.xml
This issue includes a topical section (guest edited by Professor Gary D. Rawnsley) on "Taiwan, Public Diplomacy, and World Health Assembly"
IJTS 3.1 Table of Content:
Editorial (Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley)
Topical Section: “Taiwan’s Public Diplomacy and World Health Assembly (WHA)”
• Introduction (Guest editor: Gary D. Rawnsley)
• Taiwan and the World Health Assembly/World Health Organization: Perspectives from Health Services and Research (Yen-fu Chen)
• The Beijing Perspective: The Political and Diplomatic Context for Taiwan and the World Health Assembly (Kerry Brown)
• The Recognition Imperative behind Taiwan’s Public Diplomacy: A Critical Study of Taiwan’s Efforts to join the World Health Assembly (Colin Alexander)
• Indigenous Peoples as Nonstate Diplomatic Actors in the Public/Cultural Diplomacy of Taiwan: A Case Study of Dispossessions: Performative Encounter(s) of Taiwanese Indigenous Contemporary Art (Carla Figueira)
• Taiwan and Itu Aba (Taiping): Creating An ‘Island for All’ in the South China Sea (Leonard Hammer)
• The Psalmanazar affair and the birth of Taiwan studies in Europe: A reassessment of the historic hoax (Hung-yi Chien)
• Destabilising Empires from the Margin: Report of the 25th North American Taiwan Studies Association Annual Conference, Seattle, 16–18 May 2019 (Szu-yun Hsu & Agnes Ling-yu Hsiao)
• Lessons from the Taiwan Syllabus Project: Findings and New Directions (Ta-yang Hsieh & John Chung-en Liu)
• Online Platforms on Taiwan: A General Review (Ketty Chen)
• Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan, ed. by Gunter Schubert (Hardina Ohlendorf)
• Government and Politics in Taiwan, written by Dafydd Fell (Parmeet Kajal)
• The Hybridity of Buddhism: Contemporary Encounters between Tibetan and Chinese Traditions in Taiwan and the Mainland, ed. by Fabienne Jagou (Scott Pacey)
• Politicized Society: Taiwan's Struggle with Its One-Party Past, written by Mikael Mattlin (Bart Dessein)
• A New Era in Democratic Taiwan: Trajectories and Turning Points in Politics and Cross-strait Relations, eds by Jonathan Sullivan and Chun-yi Lee (Beatrice Zani)
• Social Movements in Taiwan’s Democratic Transition: Linking Activists to the Changing Political Environment, written by Yun Fan (Emily Cardinali)
Prof. Hsieh Hsin-chin 謝欣芩 from the Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Culture at National Taipei University of Education has just arrived in Tübingen on Monday, January 27, 2020. She will stay at the ERCCT as a visiting scholar until February 9. The ERCCT team conveys a warm welcome and wishes her a pleasant stay in Tübingen!
Lin GuoTing 林果葶 from the Communication and Media Research Institute at the University of Westminster has just arrived in Tübingen yesterday to spend one month as a visiting fellow at the ERCCT! The ERCCT team warmly welcomes her and wishes her a pleasant and fruitful stay!
The Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture and the College of Liberal Art at National Cheng Kung University along with the Department of Art History of Tainan National University of the Arts invite papers for the Sixth International Conference on Tainan Studies, 2020. The conference will take place October 17-18, 2020 in Tainan. Please see the CfP document for details.
On Monday, December 17, 2019, Dr. Lara Momesso, who is a Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, but also an Associate Fellow and good friend of the ERCCT, fascinated her audience with a public talk on "Allying with patriarchy: the role of Taiwanese husbands in shaping marriage migrants’ civic activism in Taiwan", a topic that has so far been neglected by the literature on marriage migration in Taiwan.
We warmly welcome our first Visiting Fellow in this winter semester, Dr. Zeng Yu-Qi 曾裕淇 from the Department of Business at Tatung University (Taipei). Dr. Zeng just arrived on Wednesday, 6 November, to stay until 9 December 2019. We are looking forward to the presentation of her current research project (Building New Guanxi: How Taiwanese-invested Factory Realizes Urban Regeneration in China) in the Taiwan Colloqiuum on Monday, 18 November.
Guest-editors: Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Táňa Dluhošová (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Archiv orientální , an indexed, peer-reviewed academic journal (A&HCI, Scopus, and ERIH Plus) published by Oriental Institute (Czech Academy of Sciences) dedicated to the cultures and societies of Africa, Asia and the Middle East, invites submissions to the special issue “East Asia in the World Literary Space” scheduled to be published in August 2021.