Young Scholars Workshop

The ERCCT organises a yearly 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 in a two-day excursion;

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.

Young Scholars Workshop 2020 - to be announced soon!


ERCCT successfully held its 7th Young Scholars Workshop

As one of this semester's highlights, the ERCCT has hosted ist 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.

As always, the workshop was complemented by a variety of social and cultural activities. 

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.