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The ERCCT postpones its 8th workshop for emerging young scholars to be held from December 13 to 19, instead from 28 June to 4 July, 2020. Applicants shall be Ph.D. students (3rd year and above) and postdocs and are particularly encouraged to submit proposals related to the workshop’s leading topic on "Taiwan and Security Cooperation in North East Asia". However, submissions on other topics in the field of social science research on contemporary Taiwan or Cross-strait relations are equally welcomed.
This established format provides selected young scholars from Taiwan and Europe with the opportunity to
- present their research to an international audience of peers
- engage in scholarly exchange on theory and methodology
- discuss publication strategies
- get to know Tübingen, the CCKF-ERCCT and Tübingen university.
Travel expenses and accommodation will be fully covered by the CCKF-ERCCT. Successful applicants are required to submit a research paper after the workshop to be published online in the CCKF-ERCCT Online Paper Series.
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and an outline of their research project (5-6 pages) until 15 September, 2020 to:
Stefan Braig, M.A.
ERCCT Managing Director
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.
The Young Scholars Workshop 2018– certainly one of the highlights among this summer semester’s events at the ERCCT – will begin in a just a few days. This year's workshop, which is generously supported by the Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has been announced under the headline of "Taiwan’s New South Bound policy: Building Strength and Overcoming Weakness".
As Dr. Stefan Fleischauer has finalized preparations, the CCKF-ERCCT team and fellows are now ready and excitedly looking forward to the event, which this year takes place in the lovely and architecturally very interesting Haus auf der Alb (House in the Suebian Jura) in Bad Urach.
We will depart on July 2, to meet and welcome the invited Young Scholars Dr. Lan Hsiaping (China University of Political Science and Law); Lin Hsien-ming (National Sun Yat-sen University, Institute of Political Science); Sung Yu-hsien (Nat. Sun Yat-sen University, Institute of Education); Yang Dai-ying (University College London); Chien Ker-wei (University of Essex); Dr. Huang Jaw-nian (Tamkang University); Su Fang-ying (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg); Dr. Chen Li-ning (National Taiwan Normal University); Henderson, Mark (National Chengchi University); Dr. Wu Che-liang (National Tsing Hua University); Tang Qin (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften); Park, Anson Sung-lim (National Chengchi University, Department of Political Science).
Apart from presentation and discussion of the participants' academic papers, the programme features a guided city tour through the picturesque little town of Bad Urach, a dinner Barbecue, a guided city tour in Tübingen, a visit to the castle of Hohenzollern, a gondola ride on the Neckar River, and a visit to the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
We wish all participants a safe journey to Bad Urach!
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”
2016.06.26-2016.07.02. Freudenstadt, Tübingen