Details of events taking place in the current term
London Taiwan Annual Conference
The Taiwan Research Programme held its first annual conference in 2002. Since then, the London Taiwan Conference has brought together a range of speakers from across the UK and from Europe to deliver papers on a wealth of subject areas and gradually formed an academic community. There have to date been seven conferences.
London Taiwan Seminar
The London Taiwan Seminar, initiated by Professor Stephan Feuchtwang with the assistance of Fang-Long Shih, has been held since November 2000. The seminar brings together expertise on the study of culture and society in Taiwan. The Seminar encourages discussion of a wide range of subject areas specific to the island. Moreover, the Seminar encourages the development of new theoretical and methodological positions and perspectives that acknowledge the particular historical and cultural experiences of Taiwan. There have to date been 88 seminars.
Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective
A series of Seminars on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective was launched in January 2006. The seminar brings together expertise on issues or themes relating to Taiwan to develop a comparative and inter-disciplinary perspective on the island. It encourages a multi-disciplinary or cross-disciplinary approach to the study of Taiwan. It also encourages a comparative approach to the study of Taiwan in its East Asian and global contexts. Moreover, the Seminar encourages the development of new theoretical and methodological positions and perspectives that acknowledge the experience of locality in Taiwan in an increasingly unstable and fragmented world. There have to date been 45 seminars.
LSE Public Lectures on Taiwan
The LSE has hosted several public lectures in recent years by distinguished persons from Taiwan. These events have been facilitated by various groups and individuals within the LSE. To date there have been five lectures.
LSE Workshop in Dialogue with Taiwan
The LSE Workshop in Dialogue with Taiwan was designed to engage with particular issues or themes relating to Taiwan or in dialogue with Taiwan. The aim of the workshops is to seek dialogue and encourage critical debate between visiting scholars/public figures and LSE Taiwan experts and to provide constructive feedback to presenters. It has been running occasionally since 2002. During the last four years, a range of presenters including overseas visitors have delivered papers on a wealth of issues or themes relating to Taiwan. In particular, we have had a number of prominent public figures and prestigious scholars from Taiwan as main presenters. There have been four workshops on Issues in Dialogue with Taiwan, and three series of summer workshops on Western Social Theory in Dialogue with Taiwan.
Wednesday 20 February 2008 and Thursday 5 June 2008
Discussions on China and Human Rights
Friday 29 August 2008, 2pm-4pm, The Landis Taipei Hotel, Taipei
Summer Event in Taipei: Encountering the Taiwan Research Programme
Friday 19 March 2009, 6pm-7pm, Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building
Book launch for Re-Writing Culture