Uni-Tübingen

2019

Prof. Chiu Yubin presented his current research on indigenous youth's job opportunities

On Monday, 22 July 2019, Prof. Chiu Yubin 邱毓斌 from the Department of Social Development and National Planning at National Pingtung University presented his current research project to members of the ERCCT. The presentation was titled "Ways of Returning Home: Indigenous Youths, Jobs, and the Revitalisation of Tribal Community" and convinced everyone present that Prof. Chiu is indeed a scholar who is concerned with the issues and needs of Taiwanese society. 

Prof. Lin Shu-Hui Gave Talk at ERCCT

Prof. Lin Shu-Hui 林淑慧 from the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature at National Taiwan Normal University (Taipei) gave a public talk at the ERCCT on Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Titled "Experiencing Difference: The Metaphor of Travelogues during Taiwan's Martial Law Period (1949-1987)", the lecture gave a fascinating account of how writers like Yin Hai-kuang, Wu Zhuo-liu and Zhong Mei-yin used metaphors to express their criticism of Taiwan's politics and society before democratization. 

Jan. 10 - Prof. Jonathan Sullivan

On Thursday, January 10, 2109, Prof. Jonathan Sullivan from the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute gave a public lecture - What’s new about the New Southbound Policy? 25 years of talking about “going south” - at the ERCCT on Taiwan's current foreign policy strategy in historical comparison. Being known in Tübingen as a very entertaining speaker, he drew a large audience that was not dissappointed at all and learned a lot. 

2018

Aug. 03 - Welcome - Prof. Yue-Dian Hsu

Prof. Yue-dian Hsu 許育典 from the Department of Law at Tainan's National Cheng Kung University has arrived in Tübingen on August 2, 2018, in order to work at the ERCCT for approximately four weeks until early September. The whole team of the ERCCT welcomes him warmly and wishes him a pleasant stay. 

Jul. 23 - Prof. Lin KuoMing

On Monday, July 23, 2018, Prof. Lin Kuo-ming 林國明 from the Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University gave a public lecture at the ERCCT, talking about "A Tale of Two Villages: Practice of Participatory Budgeting in Taiwan". In his lecture, Prof. Lin reported on the various phases of discourse on civil society in Taiwan, showed the historical link between today's practice of participatory budgeting and integrated community building (ICB) in the mid-nineties, before comparing the two cases of participatoy budgeting in Lingnan village of Tainan's 東山區 and 正覺里in Tainan's North District. 

Jul. 17 - Welcome - Prof. Lin KuoMing

We warmly welcome Prof. Lin Kuoming 林國明 from the Department of Sociology at National Taiwan University. Prof. Lin has arrived in Tübingen yestday, July 16, 2018, and will stay at the ERCCT as a visiting scholar until July 28, 2018. We look forward to his public lecture on July 23 and his presentation in the Taiwan Colloquium on July 27, and wish him a pleasant and fruitful stay!

Jun. 28 - Emerson Niou

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. 

Jun. 18 - Welcome - Emerson Niou

We warmly welcome Prof. Emerson Niou 牛銘實 from Duke University, who has arrived in Tübingen today and will stay at the ERCCT as a visiting scholar until July 12, 2018. We look forward to his public lecture on July 28, his presentation in the Taiwan Colloquium and wish him a pleasant and fruitful stay!

Jan. 26 - Prof. Chen Don-Yun

On Friday, January 26, 2018, our Visiting Scholar, Prof. Chen Don-yun 陳敦源 from the Department of Public Administration, National Chengchi University, will present his research to ERCCT Fellows in a session of the Taiwan Colloquium. 

The research project he wil present is titled: "Who Wants and Who Can Become Public Servants in Taiwan? Empirical Observations from the Third Taiwan Government Bureaucrats Survey, TGBS III."

Jan. 17 - Welcome - Prof. Chen Don-Yun

Prof. Chen Don-yun 陳敦源 from the Department of Public Administration, National Chengchi University, has arrived on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, as the first visiting scholar of this year. He will stay until January 31, and give a public lecture on Thursday, January 25, as well as a presentation in the Taiwan Colloquium on Friday, January 26. 

We wish him a pleasant stay in Tübingen! 

2017

Nov. 9 - Lee Chia-Wen

Our Visiting Scholar Professor Lee Chia-Wen 李佳玟 from the Department of Law at National Cheng Kung University (Tainan) held a public talk on November 9, 2017. Under the title "Taiwan’s Death Penalty in Local-Global Dynamics" Prof. Lee traced the development of political factors influencing the practice of the death penalty in Taiwan from the authoritarian era to the Ma Ying-jeou-Presidency, drawing a large audience and inciting a very spirited debate afterwards. 

Oct. 30 - Lin Rui-Hua

Prof. Lin Rui-hua 林瑞華 from the School of Public Economics and Administration at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics gave a fascinating lecture at the ERCCT on Monday, October 30, 2017. Her talk was entitled "Reunion with the Old Folks: The Intergroup Contact between Taiwanese and Chinese in Mainland China" and presented the results of a quantitative research project on causal factors on attitudes of Taiwanese in China towards people there. 

Oct. 24 - Welcome - Prof. Lee Chia-Wen

Last night, Prof. Lee Chia-Wen 李佳玟 from the Department of Law at Tübingen University's Taiwanese partner university, National Cheng Kung University in Tainan arrived in Tübingen, in order to stay at the ERCCT for one month as visiting scholar. The ERCCT team warmly welcomes Prof. Lee and wishes here a pleasant stay!

Jul. 18 - Prof. Chen Lu-Huei

Visiting Scholar, Prof. Chen Lu-huei 陳陸輝, gave a public talk at the ERCCT on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. The lecture was entitled "Emotions and Electoral Politics in Taiwan" and analysed the infuence of voters' emotions toward candidates of the last taiwanese presidential elections on voting behaviour.

Jul. 10 - Welcome - Chen Lu-Huei

The ERCCT team warmly welcomes Prof. Chen Lu-Huei 陳陸輝 from the Department of Political Science at National Chengchi University to Tübingen. Prof. Chen joins us under the ERCCT Visiting Scholar Programme and will stay until July 29, 2017. We wish him a pleasant and productive stay at our center! 

Jun. 22 - Yang Wan-Ying

On Thursday, June 22, 2017,Prof. Yang Wan-Ying 楊婉瑩 from the Department of Political Science, National Chengchi Univversity, Taipei, gave a public lecture on "When Identity Clashes with Interest: the China Complex in Taiwan" at the ERCCT. Prof. Yang is currently staying in Tübingen as a Visiting Scholar. She will also present her research in a session of the Taiwan Colloquium on Friday, June 30, which ERCCT Fellows are already looking forward to. 

Jun. 12 - Welcome - Yang Wan-Ying

The ERCCT Team warmly welcomes Prof. Yang Wan-Ying 楊婉瑩 from the Department of Political Science of National Chengchi University (Taipei)! Prof. Yang has arrived in Tübingen on Saturday, July 10, and will stay here under the framework of the ERCCT Visiting Scholars Programme until July 9. We wish her a pleasant stay in Tübingen!

May. 4 - Chen Yi-Ling

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, Prof. Chen Yi-Ling 陳怡伶 from the Department of Geography at the University of Wyoming gave a public talk at the ERCCT. Her topic "The Rise of the Social Housing Movement and the Obstacles of the Homeowner Society in Taiwan" drew quite a large audience. 

Feb. 7 - Chien Shiuh-Shen

On Tuesday, February 7, visiting scholar Prof. Chien Shiuh-Shen 簡旭伸 from the Department of Geography of National Taiwan University held a public lecture on the topic of "Understanding Post-Socialist Authoritarian Local / Environmental China in Transition: A Party-State Perspective", that drew a large audience and inspired a very vivid round of Q & A afterwards. 

2016

Oct. 31 - Prof. Wang Hong-Zen

Prof. Wang Hong-zen 王宏仁from the Department of Sociology at National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, who is currently staying at the ERCCT as a visiting scholar, will hold a public lecture on Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at room no. 004, Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen. 

The talk is entitled "Global Production Chains and Labour Control: Taiwanese capital in Vietnam"

Oct. 21 - Prof. Wang Hong-zen

The ERCCT warmly welcomes Prof. Dr. Wang Hong-zen 王宏仁 from the Department of Sociology at National Sun Yat-Sen Universtiy, Kaohsiung. Prof. Wang arrived Thursday, October 20, 2016, and will stay until November 15. He will give a public lecture and present his current research to ERCCT Fellows in the Taiwan Colloquium, to be announced here in more detail soon. 

Jul. 14 - Kuo Cheng-Tian

On Thursday, July 14, Professor Kuo Cheng-tian 郭承天 from the Political Science Department and Graduate Institute of Religious Studies of National Chengchi University, Taipei, held a talk titled "New Religious Nationalism in Chinese Societies". His presentation combined the latest insights in the field of Neuro-Theology with a sociological approach to the study of religions. The talk was followed by a lively discussion.

Jul. 12 - Shen Cen-Chu

On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Prof. Shen Cen-chu 沈玄池 from the Graduate Institute of National Affairs and Public Policy at Taichung's National Chung Hsing University held a talk at the ERCCT entitled "Die Politik von Taiwans neuer Staatspräsidentin Tsai Ing-wen [The Policies of Taiwan's New President Tsai Ing-wen]". In his lecture, Prof. Shen gave a broad overview over the policy fields and the problems, which confront Taiwan's government therein. 

Jul. 05 - Welcome - Prof. Shen Cen-Chu

We extend our warmest welcome to Prof. Shen Cen-Chu 沈玄池 from the Graduate Institute of National Policy and Public Affairs, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung. Prof. Shen stays at the ERCCT as a Visiting Scholar from July 1 to August 31. 

Jun. 24 - Huang Chang-Ling

Prof. Huang Chang-Ling from National Taiwan University's Department of Political Science gave public lecture at the ERCCT on Friday, June 24. Her talk was entitled "Remembering Dictators: The Politics of Bronze Statues in South Korea and Taiwan" and drew a substantial audience even on this hot summer day. Look at the pictures! 

Jun. 23 - Dr. Yu Yi-wen

Dr. Yu Yi-wen, School of International and Public Affairs, Shanghai Jiaotong University 
Public Talk: “Political Economy of Cross-Strait Relations: “Political Economy of Cross-Strait Relations: is Beijing’s patronage policy on Taiwanese business sustainable?”

2015

Dec. 15 - International Workshop on the Ma Ying-Jeou Era

On December 12 and 13, the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan hosted an international workshop titled "Assessing the Presidency of Ma Ying-jeou", an event co-organised with the China Policy Institute at the University of Nottingham.

Over the two days, renowned scholars from Taiwan and Europe discussed the developments of the past eight years from a variety of angles. The papers and discussions covered the political, economic and social changes and challenges that marked the Ma era since the Presidential elections in 2008.

The paper presentations incited intensive debates. Central themes included Taiwan's relation to the People's Republic of China, transformations of Taiwan's political spectrum and civil society, and an outlook on the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in January 2016.

Dec. 10 - Prof. Chen Te-sheng

Prof. Chen Te-sheng 陳德昇 Institute of International relations, National Chengchi University, Taiwan Institutional Innovation and Economic Cooperation: A case study of Cross-strait Economic Development Dec. 10th, 6 p.m., Room 135, Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen

Dec. 8 - Dr. Paul R. Katz

On Tuesday, December 8, 2015, Dr. Paul R. Katz gave a public talk at the ERCCT, titled "Religious Life in Western Hunan during the Modern Era: Some Preliminary Observations". Dr. Katz presented facts and photos from his fieldwork in China and also shared insights on methodological issues.

Dec 4 - Dr. Paul R. Katz

On Friday, December 4, 2015, Dr. Paul R. Katz gave a public talk at the ERCCT, titled "State and Local Society in Colonial Taiwan: The Ta-pa-ni Incident of 1915". The interesting talk covered the social, political and religious dimensions that contributed to the revolt against the Japanese Colonial power by a coalition of ethnic Han and aboriginal Taiwanese. Dr. Katz also shared a detailed look into his methodology, providing unique insights into his archival research on recruitment patterns and mortality rates related to the incident.

Dec. 02 - Welcome - Dr. Chen Te-Sheng

The CCKF-ERCCT warmly welcomes Dr Chen Te-sheng from the Institute of International Relations at National Chengchi University, Taipei. Dr Chen arrived in Tübingen today and will stay here as ERCCT Visiting Scholar until December 15th. 

During his stay, Dr Chen will present his research project in a session of the Taiwan Colloquium under the headline of "Institutional Innovation and Economic Cooperation: A case study of Cross-strait Economic Development" on Thursday, December 10, 2015. 

Nov. 30 - Welcome - Dr. Paul R. Katz

Dr Paul R. Katz, Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History at Academia Sinica, Taipei, is going to arrive in Tübingen on Thursday, December 3, to visit the ERCCT until December 9, 2015. During his stay at the center, Dr Katz will give two public lectures.

On Friday, December 4, 10:15 a.m. he will talk about "State and Local Society in Colonial Taiwan: The Ta-pa-ni Incident of 1915" at Wilhelmstraße 26, room no. 111 

and on Tuesday, December 8, 6:15 p.m. he will speak about "Religious Life in Western Hunan during the Modern Era: Some Preliminary Observations" at Keplerstraße 2, room no. 038.

Nov. 15 - Dr. Simona A. Grano

On Wednesday, November 15, 2015, Dr. Simona A. Grano gave a public talk at the ERCCT with the title "Environmental Governance in Taiwan: A New Generation of Activists and Stakeholders". The talk, which attracted a large audience, depicted the strategies employed by environmental activist groups in Taiwan by analyzing four case studies and was followed by a lively discussion.

Nov. 19 - Prof. Maté Szabó 

On Thursday, November 19, 2015, Prof. Maté Szabó gave a public talk at the ERCCT, which was entitled "Transition to Democracy: Taiwan / South East Asia-Hungary/Eastern Europe - a Comparison" and attracted a large audience from among ERCCT visiting and resident fellows as well as students from the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies and the wider public. 

Nov. 18 - Prof. Maté Szabó

Prof. Maté Szabó from the Institute of Political Science at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, who is currently staying at the CCKF-ERCCT from November 16 to 20 as a visiting scholar, gave a public talk that was entitled "Sunflower Movement under Western Eyes: from the Perspective of Social Movement Research" and inspired a lively discussion on topics like party involvement, structural determination of Taiwan politics and the like. We are thus much looking forward to Prof. Szabó's second public lecture, to be given on Thursday, November 19, 2015, on 6 p.m. at Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen, room no. 038, entitled: '"Transition to Democracy: Taiwan / South East Asia-Hungary/Eastern Europe - a Comparison"

Nov. 12 - Welcome- Prof. Dr. Maté Szabó

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Maté Szabó as a Visiting Scholar at the CCKF-ERCCT. Prof. Szabó from the Department of Political Science at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, will stay from November 16 to 20. During his stay, Prof. Szabó, will give a public lecture titled Sunflower Movement under Western Eyes: from the Perspective of Social Movement Research on November 17, and another titled Transition to Democracy: Taiwan/South East Asia – Hungary/Eastern Europe: A Comparison on November 19.

Nov. 5 - Dr. Linda Gail Arrigo

On Thursday, November 5, Dr. Linda Gail Arrigo gave a public lecture titled "A Critical History of the Taiwan Independence Movement in long term perspective". The very insightful talk covered the development of the independence movement from its origins during the Japanese colonial era, the authoritarian KMT era, and closed with the implications for contemporary democractic Taiwan.

Nov. 3 - Dr. Linda Gail Arrigo

On Tuesday, November 3, Dr. Linda Gail Arrigo gave a public lecture titled "Combining an understanding of the Democratic Movement and the Advance of Feminism in Taiwan”. From a perspective of political economy, the talk analysed the relation of traditional Chinese family structures in Taiwan to the political economy of Taiwan’s industrialization as well as the country’s democratization movement.

Oct. 27 - Welcome - Dr. Linda Arrigo

Dr. Linda Arrigo will visit the ERCCT from 2 to 7 November and give to lectures to ERCCT Fellows and the interested public.

On Tuesday, 3 November, 6 p.m., Dr. Arrigo will talk about Taiwan Women in Long-Term Perspective: From 1950's 'Adopting a Daughter to Marry a Son (as Household Slave)' to 2000's Refusal of Marriage and Childbearing at room 30 of the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies, Wilhelmstr. 133, 72074 Tübingen  (view abstract)

and on 

Thursday, 5 November, 6 p.m., she will talk about The Taiwan Independence Movement in Long-Term Perspective: Will the Sunflower Student Movement Make Any Impact on US Indifference and Chinese Bullying? at seminar room 38 of Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen. (view abstract)

We are looking forward to welcoming her in Tübingen and wish her a pleasant stay.

Jul. 10 - Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-li

On Friday, July 10th, Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-li (College of Law, NTU) held a Taiwan Colloquium during which he talked to ERCCT Fellows about the organisation and function of Taiwan's Constitutional Court and the role it played during the period of transitional democracy in the 1990s.

Jul. 07 - Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-Li

Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-Li from the College of Law at National Taiwan University, currently staying in Tübingen as ERCCT Visiting Scholar, gave a public lecture on Tuesday, July 7. His talk was entitled "The Legal Relationship between the two Sides of the Taiwan Strait - From the Perspective of Taiwan's Constitution" and drew an audience from Germany and both sides of the the Taiwan Strait. 

Jun. 30 - Welcome - Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-Li

We warmly welcome Prof. Dr. Hsu Tzong-Li as Visiting Scholar at the CCKF-ERCCT! Prof. Hsu from the College of Law at National Taiwan University, will stay from June 29th to July 26th. 

During his stay, Prof. Hsu, who also speaks excellent german, will hold a public talk entitled: "The Legal Relationship between the Two Sides of the Taiwan Strait - From the Perspective of Taiwan's Constitution" on Tuesday, July 7th, and a Taiwan Colloquium (Friday, July 10th) about his research on  the organisation and function of the Constitutional Court and the role it played during the period of transitional democracy in the 1990s.

Jun. 18 - Dr. Leung Wing Fai

On Thursday, June 18th, Dr. Leung Wing Fai, Head of the Department of Asian Studies at University College Cork, Ireland, gave a public lecture at the ERCCT. Her - very interesting - talk was entitled "A Tech Sector in Transition: Taiwan’s Internet and Mobile Startup Eco-system". 

Jun. 11 - Prof. Sun Mine-Ping

On Thursday, June 11, 2015, Prof. Sun Mine-Ping from the School of Journalism at the College of Communication at National Cheng Chi University, held a public lecture at the CCKF-ERCCT. The topic "Citizen Journalism: Local voices and social actions in Taiwan" attracted a huge audience of interested students and inspired a lively Q&A.

Jun. 01 - Welcome - Prof. Sun Mine-ping

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our visiting scholar Prof. Sun Mine-ping who will stay at the CCKF-ERCCT until June 15th, 2015. Prof. Sun is affiliated to the School of Journalism at the College of Communication,National Cheng Chi University. 

During her stay Prof. Sun will hold a public lecture on "Citizen Journalism: Local voices and social actions in Taiwan" on Thursday, June 11th and she will also present a research project of her's in the Taiwan Colloquium (June 9th). 

We warmly welcome Prof. Sun and wish her a nice and productive stay in Tübingen.

May. 21 - Prof. Lee Zong-Rong

Prof. Lee Zong-Rong, from the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, who is currently visiting the CKKF-ERCCT, gave a public lecture entitled "Kinship, Class and Political Cohesion among Business Elites in Taiwan" on Tuesday, May 19th. Prof. Lee presented his research findings and gave the audience an insight into his work. The talk was followed by a lively discussion with the audience.

May. 18 - Welcome - Prof. Lee Zong-Rong

We warmly welcome Prof. Lee Zong-Rong, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, as the first visiting scholar of the summer semester 2015. Prof. Lee is arriving from Leiden today, where he spends a semester as visiting scholar as well. During his stay (May 18th to 24th) he will give a public talk and also present his current research in the Taiwan Colloquium. 

Feb. 10 - Book: "Immigration Societies: Taiwan and Beyond" - Dr. Astrid Lipinsky

CCKF-ERCCT Visiting Scholar Dr. Astrid Lipinsky's edited volume entitled Immigration Societies: Taiwan and Beyond has been published just this month with LIT Wien:

The book addresses immigration within and towards Taiwan from the perspectives of the state, immigrant organizations, the Taiwanese NGO movement and youth literature, among others. Contributions are both based on empirical research and interviews and on the application of international theoretical frameworks to the case of Taiwan, while highlighting the specific Taiwanese example and experience. Papers include a comparative perspective. 

CCKF-ERCCT Associate Fellow Lara Momesso and is also among the authors with her chapter "Between Official and Concealed: Reconsidering the Status of Mainland Spouses in Contemporary Taiwan". 

Further information can be found on the advertisement flyer (download).

Astrid Lipinsky (Ed.)

Immigration Societies

Taiwan and Beyond 

Reihe: Vienna Taiwan Studies Series

Bd. 1, 2015, 232 S., 34.90 EUR, 55.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-90618-2

Feb. 06 - Dr. Astrid Lipinsky

Dr. Astrid Lipinsky, Administrative Director of the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies, currently staying at the ERCCT as Visiting Scholar, gave a public lecture entitled "Taiwans Frauenbewegung in China: die Rolle der Kontakte über die Taiwanstraße" (Taiwan’s Women’s Movement in China: The role of cross-strait exchanges) on Thursday, February 5th at the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies. 

Both the person of the lecturere as well as the topic attracted a larga audience, who engaged in a vivid discussion after the talk. 

The Power Point Presentation used during the lecture can be downloaded here.

Jan. 22 - Welcome - Dr. Astrid Lipinsky

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our visiting scholar Dr. Astrid Lipinsky. Dr. Lipinsky, who will stay at the CCKF-ERCCT until February 12th, 2015, is affiliated to the Department of East Asian Studies/Sinology at the University of Vienna, where she also runs the Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies

During her stay Dr. Lipinsky will hold a public lecture on the topic of "Taiwan’s Women’s Movement in China: The role of cross-strait exchanges" on Thursday, February 5th and she will also present a research project of her's in the Taiwan Colloquium (February 9th). 

We warmly welcome Dr. Lipinsky and wish her a nice and productive stay in Tübingen.

2014

Dec. 4 - Prof. Wang Jenn-Hwan

On Thursday, December 4th, Prof. Wang Jenn-Hwan from the Graduate Institute of Development Studies gave a lecture on the topic of "The Transformation of the Taiwanese Developmental State and its Role in the Bio-pharmaceutical Industry" to CCKF-ERCCT Fellows and the wider public. The lecture was well attended and inspired a lively discussion.

Nov. 27 - Prof. Wang Jenn-Hwan

Prof. Wang Jenn-Hwan 王振寰
Professor, Institute of International Relations, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan

Public Lecture: The Paradox of Small Hydropower: Local Government and Environmental Governance in China
Nov. 27th, 8:00 p.m. Room 28, WilhelmStrasse 133, 72074 Tübingen

Nov. 13 - Prof. Hsu Yue-Dian

On Nov. 13th Prof. Hsu Yue-Dian 許育典 who is currently staying at the ERCCT as a visiting scholar held a lecture on the topic "Die Religionsfreiheit und die staaltiche Neutralität in Taiwan" (Freedom of Religion and State Neutrality). In his talk Prof. Hsu described the laws in Taiwan regarding religious freedom and demonstrated their implementation with a few cases. The talk was followed by a lively discussion with the audience.

Aug. 12 - Welcome - Prof. Hsu Yue-Dian

We warmly welcome Prof. Hsu Yue-Dian from our partner institution, the Department of Law and the Graduate Institute of Law in Science and Technology at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, as Visiting Scholar at the ERCCT. Prof. Hsu, who has gotten a research fellowship of the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, will stay here from August 2014 until mid January 2015, certainly contributing a lot to academic and social life at the centre. 

Jul. 17 - Prof. Yen Liang-Kung

On Thursday, July 17th, 4 to 6 p.m., our visiting scholar Prof. Yen Liang-Kung of the Faculty of Public Administration at National Cheng Chi University, gave a public talk at the CCKF-ERCCT Colloquium in order to share his insights into the "Forest Stewardship Council in China".

Jul. 16 - Prof. Wu Te-Mei

Prof. Wu Te-Mei 吳德美
Professor, Department of Public Administration, National Cheng-Chi University, Taiwan

Taiwan Colloquium: Marketization of the Urban Water Sector in China: An Embedded Neoliberal Perspective

July 16th, 10:00 a.m. Room 28, WilhelmStrasse 133, 72074 Tübingen

Jun. 26 - Prof. Shih Chih-Yu

Yesterday evening Prof. Shih Chih-Yu 石之瑜, visiting scholar at the ERCCT held a public talk at the Department of Chinese and Korean studies. The talk was entitled

"The Will of the Weak to Confront the Strong: Theoretical Implications from a Taiwan Poll".

Prof. Shih presented the findings of his recently conducted poll in Taiwan, and thus is gave an answer to the question as to why it happens that weaker states occasionally dare to confront stronger states. He concludes that there is a different theoretical framework in which these states operate.

The talk was followed by a discussion with the audience.

Jun. 25 - Prof. Alex Tan

Our Visiting Scholar Prof. Alex Tan 陳永福, Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury, held a public lecture yesterday, entitled 'Tipping the Scale: PLA's Modernization and Cross-Straits. In his talk, Prof. Tan gave a detailed and in-depth analysis of recent developments in the modernization process of the PRC’s armed forces. The implications of this upgrading of China’s military power reach far beyond China-Taiwan relations, but have a serious impact on the whole military and geostrategic balance of the Asia-Pacific region. The talk was followed by a lively discussion. 

Jun. 25 - Welcome - Prof. Shih Chih-Yu

We are glad to announce that Prof. Shih Chih-Yu 石之瑜  from the Department of Political Science, National Taiwan University, will stay at our facility from June 25th to June 28th. We welcome him and wish him a pleasant time in Tübingen.

Prof. Shih will give a public talk entitled

"The Will of the Weak to Confront the Strong: Theoretical Implications from a Taiwan Poll"

on June 25th, 6 p.m. in the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies, Room 62. The talk will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

We very much look forward to the lecture.

Jun. 25 - Welcome - Prof. Yen Liang-Kung and Prof. Wu Te-Mei 

The ERCCT-Team warmly welcomes Prof. Yen Liang-Kung 顏良恭 from the Faculty of Public Administration, National Cheng-Chi University Taiwan, and Prof. Wu Te-Mei 吳德美 also from the National Cheng-Chi University. Both will stay in Tübingen from June 24th to July 23th. We wish them a pleasant and fruitful stay at our facility.

Jun. 18 - Prof. Alex Tan

On June 18th, our visiting scholar Prof. Alex Tan 陳永福 gave an intriguing lecture on the topic 'Hard habit to break: Organizational Learning of the KMT in Democratic Taiwan'. In his talk he described the changes and continuities in the inner structure of the KMT. The talk was followed by a discussion with the audience.

Jun. 16 - Welcome - Prof. Alex Tan

We welcome our visiting scholar Prof. Alex Tan. He is Professor of Political Science at the University of Canterbury and will stay at Tübingen from June 13th to June 29th.

We wish him a pleasant stay and hope he enjoys the time at the ERCCT.

Jan. 24 - Prof. Chung Chi

On January 24, our visiting scholar Prof. Chung Chi 鍾騏, assistant research professor at the Institutum Iurisprudentiae of Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, gave a lecture to ERCCT Fellows and the interested public at the Department of Chinese and Korean Studies in Tübingen. In his talk, which was entitled "The Bilateral Investment Treaty between China and Taiwan and Its Historical Background", Prof. Chung explained the background of the signing of said agreement from the perspective of international law, and explored influence it might have on cross strait relations. Prof. Chung's talk provided a lot of different viewpoints to the debate on cross-strait economic integration around the ECFA and related agreements.