How to contact us

Taiwan Research Programme
Asia Research Centre
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

 

Co-Directors
Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
s.feuchtwang@lse.ac.uk
Dr Fang-Long Shih
f.shih@lse.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)20 7955 6439
Fax: +44 (0)20 7107 5285

 

Communications Officer 
John McNeil Scott
j.scott@lse.ac.uk

London Taiwan Seminar Archive

Chair: Mr Stuart Thompson
Convener: Dr Fang-Long Shih

Autumn 2013

Thursday 14 November, 2pm-4pm, Graham Wallas Room, Old Building, London School of Economics
Michael Danielsen (Taiwan Corner): Lobbying for a 'Forbidden Nation': lessons from Taiwan Corner in Denmark and the EU|

Summer 2013

Monday 1 July 2013, 2.15pm-4pm, Room 32L.G.20, 32 Lincoln’s Inn, London School of Economics (LSE)
Taiwan’s Relations with the European Union: asymmetry in action|
Co-organized with the European Union Centre in Taiwan (By invitation only)

Spring 2013

Forum with Tzu Chi

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 5-8pm, Room NAB.LG.03, New Academic Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Dr Hwang Yeh Chen (Tzu Chi College of Technology) and Dr Lee Hwa Cheah (Tzu Chi College of Technology): Education in Sustainable Business and Community Service at Tzu Chi College of Technology|

Summer 2012

Forum with Tzu Chi

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 6pm-8pm, Room CON.1.03, Connaught House, London School of Economics (LSE)
Professor Yu-Mei Tsai (Tzu Chi College of Technology) and Dr Frank Lie (CEO, Tzu Chi UK):  Religion and Sustainable Economy: the Buddhist economics of Tzu Chi's environmental humanities|

Autumn 2011

Seminar Series on Law and Society in Taiwan

Monday 5 December 2011, 10am-12pm, Seligman Library (Room OLD.6.05), Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Ms Hui-ling Hung (Department of Law, National Taiwan University): Discussions on Rights to Family: analysis of the Lo-Sheng Case|

Monday 5 December 2011, 2pm-4pm, Seligman Library (Room OLD.6.05), Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Ms Ya-En Cheng (Department of Law, National Taiwan University): Protection of Aborigines in Biomedical Research|

Tuesday 6 December 2011, 10am-12pm, Seligman Library (Room OLD.6.05), Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Ms I-Hsien Weng (Department of Law, National Taiwan University): Punishment of Defamation|

Autumn 2010

Forum with Tzu Chi

Monday 22 November 2010, 6pm-8pm, Thai Theatre (Room LG.03), New Academic Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Professor Yu-Mei Tsai and Master De-Yin Shih (Tzu Chi College of Technology):  Exploring Reactions to the Sign Language Opera Love Transcends the Skyline|

Autumn 2009

Forum with Tzu Chi

Monday 14 September 2009, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library (Room A607), Old Building, London School of Economics (LSE)
Professor Yu-Mei Tsai and Master De-Yin Shih (Tzu Chi College of Technology): From Charity Relief to Environmental Sustainability: cross-religious practices of sustainability promoted by Taiwan Tzu Chi|

Spring 2009

Thursday 5 March 2009, 6pm-8pm, Grama Wallas Room (Room A550), Old Building,   London School of Economics (LSE)
Ms Tehyun Ma (University of Bristol): Assessing the State of the State: the Guomindang Central Reform Committee and the refashioning of the government apparatus on Taiwan, 1950-55|

Autumn 2008

Thursday 6 November 2008, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library (Room A607), Old Building,   London School of Economics (LSE)
Professor Chun-chieh Huang (National Taiwan University):  Taiwanese Consciousness in Transformation: retrospect and prospect|

Thursday 13 November 2008, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library (Room A607), Old Building,   London School of Economics (LSE)
Dr Yih-jye Hwang (Leiden University): The Genealogy of 'Taiwanese-ness'|

Spring 2008

Thursday 24 January 2008, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Melody Chia Wen Lu (University of Leiden): Politics of Cross-straits Marriages in Taiwan, 1992-2004|

Thursday 7 February 2008, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Ping Lin (National Chung Cheng University):  Easy to Move, Hard to Settle Down: Taiwanese people in China|

Thursday 21 February 2008, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Shu-Ling Horng (National Taiwan University):  Modernity and the Transformation of Marriage Customs|

Thursday 6 March 2008, 6pm-8pm, Room 1116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Natalie Seiz (University of Sydney): Making a Space of One's Own: the Taiwan Women's Art Association and its impact on contemporary Taiwan|

Autumn 2007

Thursday 25 October 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Chia-Yin Chuang (University of Lancaster):  Political Consumerism in Taiwan: an alternative perspective on the study of national identities|

Thursday 8 November 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Yi-Fang Chen (University of Edinburgh):  From 'Silent' to 'Authentic' Local Culture: transformation in local society and the construction of nationalism in contemporary Taiwan|

Thursday 22 November 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Darryl Sterk (University of Toronto):  Romancing the Formosan Aborigine: settler nationalisms and interethnic romances in postwar fiction and film|

Thursday 6 December 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Ya-Chen Chen (City University of New York): The Hakka Lone Lamp in the Wintry Night: Ye Dengmei as the female 'Orphan of Asia' in Li Qiao's Wintry Night|

Spring 2007

Thursday 1 February 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Chia-Hsin Chou (Trinity College Dublin): Taiwanese Theatre Re-Visited: an analysis on (dis)alienated sexuality and cultural memory|

Thursday 15 February 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Allen Chun (Academia Sinica, Taipei): On the Geopolitics of Identity|

Thursday 1 March 2007, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Scott Sommers (Ming Chuan University):  Building Modern Schools: language and education when policy fails|

Autumn 2006

Thursday 12 October 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Fang-Long Shih (LSE): Not to Re-Construct but to Re-Present: social memories of the White Terror Luku Incident|

Thursday 26 October 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Ya-Chien Huang (University of Loughborough): Window Shopping: reception of foreign television dramas among Taiwanese youth: a case study on HBO's Sex and the City|

Thursday 9 November 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Tsai-Wei Chen (Goldsmiths College) and Dr Konstantinos Melachroinos (Queen Mary): On the Way Home: Taipei sojourners' sonic constellations in London|

Thursday 23 November 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Keh-Her Frank Shih (LSE): Realignment of Taiwan-China Economic Relations: foreign direct investment of Taiwan's petrochemical and integrated circuit industries in China|

Spring 2006

Thursday 26 January 2006, 6pm-8:pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Mu Qiao (LSE): Changes in China's Domestic Politics and the Implications for Taiwan

Thursday 9 February 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Satoshi Ota (School of Oriental and African Studies):  The Emergence of Taiwanese Identity: Taiwanese political covement during the Japanese colonial period

Thursday 23 February 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Felix Schoeber (University of Westminster): Re-writing Art in Taiwan: the tension between the Local and the International, or the Question of Secularism, Universalism and Internationalism

Thursday 9 March 2006, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Lu-Lu Yang (Birkbeck College): From Butterfly-Valley to the Death of Dull-Ice Flower

Autumn 2005

Thursday 10 November 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Chris Hughes (LSE): Taiwan in Chinese Nationalism - Revisited

Thursday 17 November 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Fang-Long Shih (LSE): From Regulating, Rationalising, to Producing Religion: Government Policy on Religion from the KMT Regime to the DPP Administration in Taiwan

Thursday 24 November 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Wan-Jung Wang (Royal Holloway College): Gender and the Cultural Habitus in Reminiscence Theatre in Contemporary Taiwan

Thursday 1 December 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Lu-Lu Yang (Birkbeck College): The Main Course Plate: Taiwanese Films in the 1980s

Thursday 8 December 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Doreen Bernath (Architectural Association, London): The framing of the Western modern in contemporary Taiwanese and Chinese architecture

Friday 16 December 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Scott Simon (Ottawa, Canada):  Tallyho Taroko Style: hunting logics and the quest for autonomy in Austronesian Formosa

Spring 2005

Thursday 10 February 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room BG05, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Hwee-San Tan (School of Oriental and African Studies): Change and Continuity in Buddhist Music in Contemporary Taiwan

Thursday 17 February 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Ma Jian (London-based novelist): Exile Literature in Taiwan

Friday 25 February 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Ann Heylen (Ruhr University):  Writing History in Taiwan

Thursday 3 March 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room G51, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Stuart Thompson (SOAS): Viewing Death in Taiwan

Thursday 10 March 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Edward Vickers (Institute of Education): The Politics of History Education in Taiwan

Thursday 17 March 2005, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Lu-Lu Yang (Birkbeck College): Classical Taiwanese Film: From 1970s to 1980s

Autumn 2004

Wednesday 27 October 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Chaohua Wang (University of California at Los Angeles): The Rise of Taiwanese Nationalism and its Potential

Thursday 11 November 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Mark Harrison (University of Westminster): Blood and Ink: the contested epistemologies of identity on Taiwan

Thursday 18 November 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Mark Bryant (London Press Club): Chiang Kai-Shek as Portrayed in British Political Cartoon 

Thursday 25 November 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Lu-Lu Yang (Birkbeck College):  Taiwanese Classical Film 

Thursday 2 December 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Stefania Travagnin (School of Oriental and African Studies): Research in Practice? The role of the scholar-monk in contemporary Chinese Buddhism

Thursday 9 December 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Jenny Lu (Chelsea College of Art and Design): Monsters of the ID

Spring 2004

Thursday 12 February 2004, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Jenny Lu (Chelsea College of Art and Design): The Double, the Other and the Dismembered

Wednesday 18 February 2004, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Yun-Hsuan Kuo (University of Essex): Languages, Identity in Taiwan

Wednesday 3 March 2004, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Margaret Hillenbrand (SOAS): Literary Representations of the February 28th Incident

Wednesday 10 March 2004, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Edward Vickers (Institute of Education): The Politics of History Education in Taiwan

Wednesday 17 March 2004, 5pm-7pm, Room BG05, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Paul Tremlett (School of Oriental and African Studies):  Western Social Theory in Dialogue with the Study of Religions in Taiwan

Autumn 2003

Wednesday 15 October 2003, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Pei-Yin Lin (School of Oriental and African Studies): Taiwanese Literature during the Japanese Colonial Period

Wednesday 29 October 2003, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Mark Harrison (University of Westminster): Class, Ethnicity and Identity in Taiwan

Wednesday 19 November 2003, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Bi-Yu Chang (City University): The Changing Definition of National Opera in Taiwan

Wednesday 26 November 2003, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Carol Rennie (University of Edinburgh): Women Writers in Taiwan

Wednesday 3 December 2003, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Stuart Thompson (School of Oriental and African Studies): Chinese Family Resemblances? Taiwanese configurations of family and kinship

Wednesday 10 December 2003, 5pm-7pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Fang-Long Shih (School of Oriental and African Studies): From Homelessness to the Pure Land: the Buddhist death industry in modern Taiwan

Spring 2003

Women and Chinese Religions

Wednesday 15 January 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Reading Group: An Introduction to Women in Chinese Religious Culture
Denise Carmody: 'Chinese Women', in Women and World Religions

Wednesday 22 January 2003 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Fang-Long Shih (School of Oriental and African Studies): The Positions of Women in Chinese Religious Culture: a mirror model

Wednesday 29 January 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Reading Group: Gender and Confucianism
Theresa Kelleher: 'Confucianism', in Women in World Religions

Wednesday 5 February 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Stuart Thompson (School of Oriental and African Studies): Bound Fate? Some thoughts on gender and Confucianism

Wednesday 12 February 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Reading Group: Chinese Women and Daoism
Barbara Reed: 'Taoism', in Women in World Religions

Wednesday 26 February 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Tim Barrett (School of Oriental and African Studies): Taoism and Female Rulership

Wednesday 5 March 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Reading Group: Chinese Women and Buddhism
Nancy Schuster: 'Striking a Balance: Women and Images of Women in Early Chinese Buddhism', in Women, Religion, and Social Change

Wednesday 12 March 2003, 1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Wei-Yi Cheng (School of Oriental and African Studies): Luminary Nuns in Contemporary Taiwan: a quiet feminist movement

Wednesday 19 March 2003,1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Reading Group: Gender and Chinese Popular/Local Religion
Jinhua Teng: 'Religion as a Source of Oppression and Creativity for Chinese Women', in Journal of Women and Gender Studies

Wednesday 26 March 2003,1pm-2:30pm, Room B204, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Charles Stafford (LSE):  Is Chinese Popular Religion Sexist?

Spring 2002

Thursday 31 January 2002, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Fang-Long Shih (SOAS):  A Corrective Practice to Maiden Death in the Chinese Religious Culture of Taiwan: conversion to Christianity

Thursday 7 February 2002, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Andreas Fulda (School of Oriental and African Studies):  More of the Same? Taiwan's changing political landscape, 2000-02

Thursday 21 February 2002, 6pm-8pm, Room 116, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Sean Shih-Hung Wu (University of Surrey): Making Spaces for Trans-cultural Identities: works/words/worlds in cross-art practice

Autumn 2001

Bunun Music of Taiwan

Wednesday 28 November 2001, 7pm-8:30pm, Room V111, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

PROGRAMME:

1. Sowing Song
2. Harvest Prayer Song
3. Women's Song
4. Remembering the Tribe
5. Where are the Elders Going?
6. Father Mother
7. Orphan Song
8. Happy Song
9. Musical Bow
10. Five-string Zither
11. Jew's Harp
12. Pestle Ensemble
13. Rifle Ceremony Song
14. Who is hunting on the mountain?
15. Brewing Song
16. Calling Song
17. Carrying a Load
18. Healing Song
19. Loving Song
20. Drinking Song
21. Triumphant Headhunting Song
22. Prayer
23. Hunting Triumph Boast
24. Encouraging Song
25. Following the Elders
26. Returning Home

Summer 2001

Thursday 3 May 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Bernhard Fuehrer (School of Oriental and African Studies): The Taiwanese Language: facts and fantasy

Thursday 10 May 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Michael Hoare (Independent scholar): British Government Policy and Taiwan 1945-1970: The rise and fall of the Hong Mao Cheng 

Thursday 17 May 2001, 6-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Mr Andreas Fulda (School of Oriental and African Studies) Re-evaluating the Taiwanese Democracy Movement: a comparative analysis of political organisations under Japanese and KMT rule (1914-37 and 1977-86)

Thursday 24 May 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Chang-Kwo Tan (University College London): Sacrifice for the Dead: funerals and cultural identity among the Paiwan of Taiwan

Spring 2001

Thursday 18 January 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Lars Laamann (School of Oriental and AfricanStudies): Rebellious Taiwan: the Huangjiao of Fujian Province as an example of 18th century millenarianism

Thursday 1 February 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Kun-Hui Ku (Cambridge University): Changing Perceptions of Christianity among Paiwan Christians in Piuma

Thursday 8 February 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Wen-Chen Shih (National Dong Hwa University): Environmental Law in Taiwan: a focus on the conservation of biodiversity

Thursday 15 February 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Allen Chun (University of Westminster): TheFacts and Fictions of 'Multiculturalism' in 'Transnational' Taiwan

Thursday 22 February 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Fang-Long Shih (School of Oriental and African Studies): Orthodox Ancestral Practices of Maiden-Death in the Holo-Chinese Religious Culture of Taiwan

Thursday 1 March 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Pei-Yin Lin (SOAS): Taiwanese Literature during the Japanese Occupation

Thursday 15 March 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Shu-Yuan Yang (LSE): Dealing with Government Officials and Imagining the State among the Bunun of Taiwan

Thursday 22 March 2001, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Ms Bi-Yu Chang (City University): Playing for Identity: cultural policy and Taiwan's Little Theatre

Autumn 2000

Thursday 2 November 2000, 6pm-8pm. Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Phil Deans (School of Oriental and African Studies): What Have the Romans ever Done for Us? Taiwanese perceptions of Japan

Thursday 9 November 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Ngai-Ling Sum (University of Manchester) and Professor Bob Jessop (University of Lancaster): Cybercapitalism and the Siliconization of Taiwan

Thursday 16 November 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Megan Greene (School of Oriental and African Studies): What Made Science Bloom in Taiwan? A cross-temporal comparison of KMT approaches to the national role of science, 1929-37 and 1958-80

Thursday 23 November 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Professor Bernard Kao (Shih-Hsin University): Democratic Process and the Rule of Law in Taiwan: achievements, obstacles and uncertainties

Thursday 30 November 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Steve Tsang (St Anthony's College, Oxford): Democratization in a Chinese Community: lessons from Taiwan

Thursday 7 December 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Peter Ferdinand (University of Warwick): Some Thoughts on Politics in Taiwan

Thursday 14 December 2000, 6pm-8pm, Room G57, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Dr Caroline Tsai (Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica): Brokering "Universal Harmony": neighbourhood organisations in Taiwan, Java and Japan 1942-45

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