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.
In cooperation with the University of Nottingham and with generous support from the Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Resarch Center on Contemporary Taiwan – A CCK Foundation Overseas Center (CCKF-ERCCT) at the University of Tübingen, Germany, from 13-14 December, 2019 hosted an international workshop on “Taiwan under the first Tsai Ing-wen administration”. Internationally renowned Taiwan Studies scholars spoke on a variety of topics including the development of Taiwan’s political system, societal developments and conflicts as well as Taiwan’s foreign relations. The book to come out of this workshop will cover 15 topical chapters. The CCKF-ERCCT for its part hereby continues a tradition that started with our review of the Ma Ying-jeou administration.
As one of the summer semester's highlights, the ERCCT hosted its 7th Young Scholars Workshop from July 1 to 6, 2019. Our externally invited participants gathered at Hotel Fritz Lauterbad in the nice Black Forest town of Freudenstadt on Sunday, June 30, joined on Monday morning, July 1, by those scholars and fellows, who were already staying in Tübingen, namely: Mark Henderson, Lan Pei-Chia, Chu Jou-Juo, Tommy Kwan, Liu Ya-Chun, Lu Chien-Chih, and Chen Yu-Lan.
The presenations in Freudenstadt were grouped into a panel on Cross-Strait and cross-border Issues, which included "Political Ideology and International Relations in Taiwan" by Chen Rong of the Department of Psychology at National Taiwan University, "Making Money and Everyday Geopolitics: Cross-border ‘Talent Fostering’ in Urban China" by Liu Hui-chun of the Department of Geography at University College London, "The Enthusiasm for Studying in China: The Study and Life Experience of Taishang Schools’ Students, and the Effects on Their Choices of Higher Education" by Yuan Yung-chen of the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica, and "Taiwan-Myanmar Relations Within the Framework of the New Southbound Policy" by Kristina Kironska of the Cental European Institute of Asian Studies; one panel on Taiwan Society and Social Movements, which included "Land and Democracy: Land Expropriations, Protests, and Votes in Taiwan Democracy Transiting Process" by Fu Wei-Che of the Institute of Sociology at National Tsing-Hua University, "Fabricating ‘Parisian seduction’ in Taiwan. A sociological view of cultural fantasy as intimate commodities" by Chen Wei-Ping of the Department of Sociology at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, "Prosperous Coffee Shops in Semi-Periphery Taiwan: Taste, Crafts, and Service Encounter" by Kao Tzu-Yi of the Graduate Institute of Sociology at National Taiwan University; and one panel on Climate Change and Energy Politics including "Altruism or Self-Interest? Understanding the Voluntary Climate Policy Making in Taiwan" by Chen Milan of the School of Governance at Technical University of Munich, and "Citizens’ Power Plants in Taiwan: Driving Forces from Bottom-up and Top- Down" by Huang Hui-Tzu of the LIFT Program, Ministry of Science and Technology. The academic part was rounded out by the presentation of ERCCT Short-Term Resident Fellow Liu Ya-chun ("Translating Transitional Justice into Chinese-speaking contexts") and ERCCT Visiting Fellow ("Considering New Copyright Reforms in the Mandarin Music Market: Assessing How the Collective Management and Licensing System Affords Economic Incentives for Creators"), after which ERCCT-Director Prof. Gunter Schubert gave an introduction of the ERCCT.
Presenters will submit their re-edited papers for publication on the publications section of this website.
The intense panels in Freudenstadt were mixed with an interesting guided city tour as well as a trip to the nearby Alpirsbach beer brewery. In Tübingen, participants had the opportunity to discover the famous historical city center, explored the Hohenzollern castle near Hechingen, and attended a screening of the Hong Kong film "Ten Years" at the China Centre Tübingen.
We are grateful to Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their generous support of the workshop.
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Prof. Emerson Niou 牛銘實 from Duke University gave a pubic talk on "The China Factor in Taiwanese Politics" at the ERCCT, speaking to an audience composed of ERCCT research fellows, students of the M.A. programme on East Asian Politics and Society and from the Institute of Political Science. Talking very frankly from the beginning, Prof. Niou drew on his own pool of empirical research data on perceptions of China, stability and the future of cross-strait relations among the Taiwanese citizenship.
Junior Professor Dr Tseng Yu-chin 曾育勤, the ERCCT's new Co-Director chaired the talk and thanked Prof. Niou for his contribution.
In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, the CCKF-ERCCT in cooperation with the Tübingen China Centre hosted a public lecture by Professor Dr. Su Yeong-chin (蘇永欽, College of Law, National Chengchi University) at the Weltethos-Institut Tübingen (WEIT).
Prof. Su, who is a former Honourable Judge and Vice-President of the Judicial Yuan and who got is Judirical Doctorate from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, talked (in excellent german) on the topic Recent Plans for Reform of Constitutional Procedure in Taiwan, enlightening the numerous audience also on various aspects of the organisation, history, competences, work style etc. of the Judicial Yuan and its Council of Grand Justices.
The lecture was followed by a lifely discussion between Professor Su and the audience and, later on, a dinner reception at the CCT, during which Prof. Su, who is a member of the European Regional Committee of the CCK Foundation, delivered a welcoming speech on behalf of the Foundation.
Our thanks for this wonderful evening go to Prof. Dr. Su Yeong-chin, to the CCK Foundation, Dr. Alisa Jones and the CCT team as well as the Weltethos-Institut Tübingen!
Magic Flutes of East and West - under this charming title, the ERCCT - in cooperation with Tübingen University's Institute of Musicology - will host a musical concert played by Trio Piazzolla (Heidelberg) together with Taiwanese flutist Chung-shen Chen on Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. at the Pfleghof (Schulberg 2, 72070 Tübingen).
The programme features pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Peter I. Tschaikowsky, Astor Piazzolla, Adolphe Adam, Klaus Hinrich Stahmer, Yang Chen, as well as Chung-shen Chen and Wolfgang Wendel of Trio Piazolla.
Tickets are EUR 12.-, or EUR 8.- for students.
Jul, 25 2016
Prof. Shen Cen-chu, National Chung Hsing University, Gradaute Institute of National Policy and Public Affairs
Taiwan Colloquium Research Topic: Project on theoretical framing of macro-economic developments in East Asia
University of Tuebingen, Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen
Prof. Kuo Cheng-tian, National Chengchi University, Political Science Department and Graduate Institute of Religious Studies
Lecture topic: “New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies”.
University of Tuebingen, Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen
Prof. shen Cen-chu, National Chung Hsing University, Graduate Institute of National Affairs and Public Policy Lecture Topic: “Die Politik von Taiwans neuer Staatspräsidentin Tsai Ing-wen [The Policies of Taiwan’s New President Tsai Ing-wen]”
Location: University of Tuebingen, Brechtbau
Directors: Chen Lih-kuei 陳麗貴 and Lee Yung-Chuan 李泳泉， who will both attend the festival as invited guest directors.
14:00 Opening remarks
14:15 Taiwan’s Road to Democracy – Lee Teng-hui 臺灣民主化之路 – 李登輝 (Chen Lih-kuei 2006, 90 min.)
16:30 Immolation – Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Nylon Cheng 焚 紀念鄭南榕殉道20周年 (Chen Lih-kuei 2009, 20 min.)
16:55 Nimbus 帶水雲 (Huang Hsin-Yao 2010, 36 min.)
19:00 Feature Film: Parking 停車 (Chung Mong-Hong 2008, 106 min.)
10:00 Su Beng, the Revolutionist 革命進行式 – 史明 (Chen Lih-kuei 2015, 127 min.)
13:30 A War of Glory – A Chronicle of Fighting for the Taiwanese Countryside 捍衛臺灣鄉土紀事 臺灣環保聯盟20周年 (Chen Lih-kuei 2007, 60 min.)
14:40 Turtle Island: Nostalgic Voices 龜山島 – 鄉愁對話錄 (Lee Yung-Chuan 1989, 20 min.)
15:00 Red Caution 紅色戒嚴 – 陳雲林事件紀實 (Chen Lih-kuei 2008, 30 min.)
Panel 1: Cross-Strait Issues, Morning Session
Chair: Stefan Fleischauer
Wenger, Josh (NTU, Graduate Institute of National Development): “Cross-Strait Political Negotiation: Background and Exploration of the Prenegotiation Approach”
Dr. Tang, Yen-chen (NTU, Department of Political Science): “Guns and Votes: The Logic behind China’s Military Exercises in Taiwan’s Presidential Elections”
Wang, Qin (NTU, Institute of National Development): “China: New Patron of Taiwan’s Lo-cal Factions? The Transition of Taiwan’s PatronClient System”
Panel 1: Cross-Strait Issues, Afternoon Session
Chair: Stefan Braig
Tseng Yu-Chen (I-Shou University, Department of Public Policy and Management): “The Political Implications of Cross-Strait Youth Contacts”
Tsai, Michelle (University of Cambridge, Division of Social Anthropology): “Cross-strait Capitalism and Identity Politics”
Panel 2: Taiwan Issues, Morning Session
Chair: André Beckershoff
Wu Shianghau (School of Business, Macau University of Science and Technology): “The Analysis of Taiwanese People’s Satisfaction with the Government Based on Bayesian Quantile Regression and Rough Set Classification”
Dr. Wahn, I-liang (NCCU, Center for China Studies): “Trusting, Qualification, and sustain-able Consumption in Alternative Food Networks in Taiwan (and China)”
Dr. Lee, Ling-yee (Academia Sinica, Institute of Sociology): “Behind the Book Publishing Miracle of Taiwan: An Analysis of Bookdistribution Systems and Commerce Circuits of Publishing in Taiwan”
Panel 2: Taiwan Issues, Afternoon Session
Chair: Sascha Zhivkov
Tsai, Huiju (National Sun Yat-sen University, Institute of China and Asia-Pacific Studies): “Service Sector in Taiwan: An Overview”
Dr. Hsia, Chuan-Wei (Academia Sinica, Institute of Sociology): “The Genealogy of Ne-oliberalism in Taiwan: A Neo-Polanyian Approach”
Prof. Gunter Schubert, Prof. Huang Chang-Ling: Round Table Discussion: Recent De-velopments in Taiwan and Impacts for cross-Strait Relations
Panel 3: Best of the Rest
Chair: Sia Ek-hong
Prof. Huang Chang-Ling (Dept. of Political Science, National Taiwan University): “Re-served for Whom? The Electoral Impact of Gender Quotas in Taiwan”
van Bekhoven, Jeroen (NTU, College of Law): “The Incomplete Makeover: Securing In-digenous People’s Rights to Land and Selfgovernment in Taiwan”
Yu, Yi-wen (School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiao Tong University): “To change or not to change: A survey of collective identity and political belief among mainland spouses in Taiwan”
Prof. Huang Chang-ling, Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University
Public Talk: “Remembering Dictators: The Politics of Bronze Statues in South Korea and Taiwan”