On Monday, May 13, 2019, our Short-Term Resident Fellow, Dr. Mark Henderson from the National Cheng Chi University's Programme of Asia Pacific Studies, presented his research project "Local Foreign Direct Investment Policy: The Case of Taiwan’s Major Cities" to the ERCCT Fellows in the Taiwan Colloquium.
Dr. Liza Wing Man KAM from the Department of East Asian Studies at Georg-August Universität Göttingen will give a public lecture at the ERCCT on January 24, 2019, at 6.15 p.m.
Her topic is "Obscured history, romanticised memory: commodification of the Japanese colonial past in Taiwan with urban heritage in Hengchun as case study"
The lecture reflects on the concepts of heritage, history and memory through investigating three urban scenarios in Hengchun-- an extremely popular tourist sightseeing spot known as ‘Aka’s House’ fabricated after the popular Cape No. 7 film and its sequel; the discreet and non-captioned/explained Japanese colonial relics laying all over the Old Town; and the Western Gate of the Old Town embedded with its obscured history of the thousands of Taiwanese soldiers called into the army to fight for the Japanese during the Second World War. Through collecting and reflecting on the narratives from Hengchuners of different generations viewing their town through different objectives, the lecture attempts to explore the various connotations of colonial heritage in Hengchun in the contemporary era and hence its meaning to Taiwan.
Venue is room no. 036 of Keplerstraße 2, 72074 Tübingen.
Liza Wing Man Kam works as Assistant Professor at the Department of East Asian Studies at the Georg-August Göttingen University and Research Fellow at Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. She trained in architectural schools and practices in Paris, London, Liverpool, Hong Kong and Singapore before she joined the Bauhaus in Weimar, Germany in 2009 for her doctorate, where she started investigating colonial space in Hong Kong with its unique post-colonial settings, and such colonial space’s inter-relation with historiography, identity formation and civic awareness.
Kam currently works on the colonial Shinto Shrines in Post-war Taiwan as both religious and political symbolisms for enunciating the different powers in Taiwan throughout the last two centuries. Departing from analysing these shrines as colonial architectural icons she studies the shrines’ evolved/ evolving roles as driving force for the younger generations in Taiwan to negotiate the Taiwanese identity. She aspires to broaden the understanding of decolonization by comparing the seemingly antithetical ideas of colonial nostalgia and decolonization in the cases of various Asian polities such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Goa and more. She is also interested in the flow of intellectual and culinary ideas with empire expansions.
On Friday, June 29, 2018, Prof. Emerson Niou 牛銘實 from Duke University will present his research project "How is Taiwan different from other small states in international politics?" to ERCCT Fellows in our very next session of the Taiwan Colloquium.
Time: 10.15 to 11.45 a.m.
Venue: Room no. 0.36, at Keplerstraße 2
On Friday, November 17, 2017, Prof. Lee Chia-Wen 李佳玟 (Department of Law, National Cheng Kung University) will present her current research on Taiwan's criminal justice system under the title "Conscience and Convenience: Taiwan’s Rocky Road to Adopting the Adversarial System in Criminal Procedure" in a session of the Taiwan Colloquium.
On Friday, February 10, 2017, Visiting Scholar Prof. Chien Shiuh-Shen 簡旭伸 from the Dept. of Geography at National Taiwan University introduced ERCCT Fellows to his research on the Kunshan Taishang's Matsu-Temple (Taiwan Investment and China Local Government - the Case of Kunshan) in the Taiwan Colloquium.
On December 22, 2016, ERCCT Research Fellow Dr. Désirée Remmert presented her postdoctoral research project titled "Fate and the Life Course - An International Comparison of the Impact of Notions of Fate, Choice and the Agency on Subjective Well-Being among Urban Taiwanese" in the year's final Taiwan Colloquium.
Workshop: Assessing the Presidency of Ma Ying-jeou
Dec. 12th, 8:45 a.m. Fürstenzimmer, Burgsteige 11, 72070 Tübingen
Ian Rowen, Ph.D. candate at the University of Boulder, Colorado, will present his research (Tourism, territoriality, and protest in Taiwan and China) to ERCCT Fellows in the Taiwan Colloquium on Friday, June 12, 2015.
On Monday, February 9th 2015, Dr. Astrid Lipinsky from the Department of East Asian Studies/Sinology at the University of Vienna, will present her current research project Unmarried Women, Marriage and Law in China, Taiwan and Asia in the next session of the ERCCT's Taiwan Colloquium.
If interested in Dr. Lipinsky's research, don't miss her website at http://www.sinojus-feminae.eu/chinesisches-recht-gender-sinologie-forschung.html (in german).
Our Visiting Fellow Keng Kim-Yung 何景榮 from the Graduate Institute of Development Studies at National Cheng-Chi University and also affiliated to the University of Hawaii's Department of Sociology presented his Ph.D. research project on the school achievements of immigrant children in Taiwan in the last session of the Taiwan Colloquium of 2014 on Tuesday, December 16th.
As part of the Virtual Taiwan Lecture Series project, the weekly lecture on "China and International Relations Theory: The Perspective from Taiwan", held by Prof. Shih Chih-yu at the Department of Political Science at National Taiwan University is broadcast to the ERCCT (4F, Wilhelmstr. 19, 72074 Tübingen), where it can be followed at room 3.28 on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
In this week’s ERCCT colloquium, our ERCCT Research fellow, Mr. Sia Ek-hong, presented one further chapter of his ph.D. research project: “Émigré Authoritarianism: The Nature of ROC’s Rule over Taiwan”. Starting from a conceptional classification autochthonous and allochthonous types of authoritarianism, Mr. Sia classifies the KMT’s early rule over Taiwan as a “minority rule mode” of settler colonialism.
Tonight, Prof. Dr. Gunter Schubert will give a lecture: "Föderalismus – das Problem oder die Lösung? Die Volksrepublik China – ein föderaler Einheitsstaat?" (in German). If you are interested in this topic, you are welcome to attend. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in HS 21, Kupferbau, Hölderlinstraße 5, 72074 Tübingen. Please follow this link. link for further information.