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Professor Stephan Feuchtwang

Dr Fang-Long Shih

First London Taiwan Annual Conference

Taiwan: future directions and opportunities for research

Over the last 50 years Taiwan has been a fertile area for research. Taiwan Study has made remarkable progress across many disciplines. The workshop will consist of six sessions covering the following aspects of Taiwan studies: cultural policy, cultural anthropology, media studies, literary studies, film studies and art studies. Academics in the UK from these six areas will give a talk about their work and future directions and opportunities for research on or in Taiwan. Undergraduate and postgraduate students, and staff from UK universities are very welcome to attend. There will be no charge.

Date:  Saturday 14 December 2002

Venue: Room B202, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Organiser: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Chair, London Taiwan Seminar)

Sponsor: Taipei Educational and Cultural Centre, UK

Programme and Schedule

10am-10:20am Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Presenter: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

10:20am-11am Session I: Cultural Policy and Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Bi-Yu Chang (Arts Policy & Management, City)
Chair: Professor Charles Stafford (Anthropology, LSE)

11am-11:20am COFFEE

11:20am-12pm Session II: Cultural Anthropology and Taiwan
Presenter: Mr Stuart Thompson (Asian Anthropology, SOAS)
Chair: Professor Charles Stafford (Anthropology, LSE)

12 noon-12:40pm Session III: Media Studies and Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Mark Harrison (Study of Democracy, Westminster)
Chair: Dr  Dafydd Fell (Politics, SOAS)

12:40pm-1:40pm LUNCH

1:40pm-2:20pm Session IV: Literary Studies and Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Margaret Hillenbrand (Oriental Studies, Cambridge)
Chair: Dr Carol Rennie (Asian Studies, Edinburgh)

2:20pm-3pm Session V: Film Studies and Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Song Hwee Lim (East Asian Studies, Leeds)
Chair: Mr Stuart Thompson (Asian Anthropology, SOAS)

3:00pm-3:20pm TEA

3:20pm-4pm Session VI: Art Studies and Taiwan
Presenter: Professor Brian Falconbridge (Visual Arts, Goldsmiths)
Chair: Dr Tao Wang (Art and Archaeology, SOAS)

4pm-5pm Concluding Discussion