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Professor Stephan Feuchtwang

Dr Fang-Long Shih

Second London Taiwan Annual Conference

Writing Taiwan: local knowledge and cultural analysis

Date: Saturday 13 December 2003

Venue: Room S75, St Clement's Building, London School of Economics (LSE)

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

Sponsor: Taipei Educational and Cultural Centre, UK

Programme and Schedule

9:30am-10am Registration

10am-10:15am Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Presenter:  Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

10:15am-11am Session I: Writing Religion in Taiwan: local practice and cultural change
Presenter: Dr Fang-Long Shih (Study of Religions, SOAS)
Discussant: Professor Tim Barrett (Study of Religions, SOAS)

11am-11:30am COFFEE

11:30am-12:15pm Session II: Writing Education in Taiwan: on cultural analyses and literacies
Presenter: Mr Stuart Thompson (Asian Anthropology, SOAS)
Discussant: Dr Bernhard Fuehrer (Chinese Department, SOAS)

12:15pm-1pm Session III: Writing Economy in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Charles Stafford (Anthropology, LSE)
Discussant: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

1pm-2pm LUNCH

2pm-3pm Session IV: Discussion Groups: How do We Write Culture in Taiwan? Western social theory and the representation of Taiwan
Chair: Dr  Paul Tremlett (Study of Religions, SOAS)

3pm-3:45pm Session V: Writing Nationhood in Taiwan: the epistemology of the local
Presenter: Dr Mark Harrison (Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster)
Discussant: Dr Margaret Hillenbrand (Chinese Department, SOAS) 

3:45-4:15 TEA

4:15pm-5:45pm Session VI: Round Table: Writing Culture in Taiwan: past, present and future
Presenters: Professsor Stephan Feuchtwang (Chair, London Taiwan Seminar); Mr Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS); Dr Harriet Evans (Convener, MA Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, Westminster); Ms Carol Rennie (International Relations Assistant, British Academy)