Young Scholars Workshop / Taiwan Europe Connectivity Workshop

The ERCCT organises a yearly Taiwan Europe Connectivity Workshop (formerly called Young Scholars Workshop), so Ph.D. students (3rd year and above) and postdocs of the social sciences working on academic projects related to Taiwan or China are invited to submit their application.

The workshop will provide young scholars with the opportunity to:

  • present their research to an international audience;
  • engage in scholarly exchange on topics related to theory and methodology;
  • fine-tune the theoretical framework of their respective research projects;
  • write an article on their research for publication in the Journal of Current Chinese Affairs;
  • get to know Tuebingen and its University;

Ten to twelve young scholars (five-six each from Europe and Taiwan) will be invited to attend.
Travel expenses and accommodation are fully covered by the ERCCT.

The ERCCT will hold its first Taiwan Europe Connectivity Workshop, a workshop for emerging young scholars, i.e. Ph.D. students (3rd year and above) and postdocs, from 10 to 16 July, 2022. The main topic for this year’s workshop is "Taiwan’s Pandemic Management and Domestic Politics."

Since the beginning of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, Taiwan has been sealed off the world, pursuing a Zero-Covid-strategy like Hong Kong and Mainland China. Although there is much domestic bickering concerning the different components of this strategy, most notably the government’s vaccination policy, Zero-Covid seems to enjoy overall legitimacy among Taiwan’s populace. Although Taiwan’s successful management of the pandemic in the early phase of the crisis has gained much international recognition, its Zero-Covid approach is increasingly debated between epidemiologists and policy-makers though, as its impact on and costs for Taiwan’s economy and society becomes arguably stronger. It is the objective of this workshop to assess Taiwan’s pandemic management over the last two years in terms of domestic party politics and repercussions on regime legitimacy. We also invite papers putting Taiwan in a comparative East Asian and/or global perspective, situating its pandemic management in a global crisis regime that must mitigate competing demands of “keeping the virus out” and “learning to live with the virus”.

Other paper submissions pertaining to the fields of Taiwan politics, society, economics and cross-strait relations are highly welcomed.

Travel expenses and accommodation will be fully covered by the CCKF-ERCCT. Successful applicants are requested to submit a research paper after the workshop for online publication in the CCKF-ERCCT Online Paper Series.  
For application, please send your CV and an outline of your research project (5-6 pages) until 15 March, 2022 to:

Stefan Braig, M.A.
ERCCT Managing Director
Mail: stefan.braigspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

Download this Call for Applications