Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

Taiwan in Asia: Connections and Comparisons


Brief description

The project is firmly grounded in the approach of the Institute of Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University, i.e. it aims at taking multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Following this approach, it will aim at looking at Taiwan and its regional entanglements in Asia. In accordance with the project’s general purpose to establish a broad basis for the implementation of Taiwan Studies in the future, the field will not be restricted to one discipline. Instead, we aim at implementing tasks that represent different and yet interconnected academic fields of inquire: history, social sciences, anthrophology, cultural studies, linguistics, etc.


Sponsor

Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)

 

The project supports:

  • lectures and specialized courses on Taiwanese languages, history, society and culture;
  • Taiwan-related research in Taiwan and academic exchanges;
  • purchase of source materials for the study of Taiwan in its regional Asian contexts.

 

Past events


10 May 2016
Dr. Niki Alsford (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)
Chinese Settlers and European Encounters with Formosan Aborigines

 

Abb.:J. Schulz

 


31 May 2016
Dr. Lee Ju-ling (University of Tokyo)
Clothing the body, dressing the identity: The case of Japanese in colonial Taiwan

 

Abb.:C. Lin

 


12 July 2016
Dr. Dafydd Fell (SOAS, London)
Political Advertising in Taiwan’s 2016 Elections

 

Abb.:J. Schulz

 


12 January 2017
Dr. CHANG Bi-yu (SOAS, London)
Modernist Unrest and Mapphobia: Three Decades of Cartographic Blankness in Post-war Taiwan

 

Abb.:C. Lin

 


28. June 2017 and 4. July 2017
Prof. CHIU Kuei-fen (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
Ecodocumentary Making in Taiwan
Taiwan Literature as World Literature

 

Abb.:C. Lin

 


28. July 2017
PhD workshop

Multilingualism in Taiwan