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Professor Stephan Feuchtwang
s.feuchtwang@lse.ac.uk

Dr Fang-Long Shih
f.shih@lse.ac.uk

Fourth London Taiwan Annual Conference

Rewriting Culture: comparative perspectives via Taiwan

Dates: Saturday 17 December to Sunday 18 December 2005

Venue: Room S50, St Clement's Building, London School of Economics (LSE)

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

Sponsors: Tsau Yung-Ho Foundation; Chinese Women's Association in the UK

Programme and Schedule

DAY ONE

9:30am-9:50am Registration

9:50am-10am Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Presenter: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthroplogy, LSE)

10am-10:50am Session I: Re-writing Religion: epistemology, politics and gender in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Fang-Long Shih (Asia Research Centre, LSE)
Discussant: Mr Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS)

10:50am-11:10am COFFEE

11:10am-12 noon Session II: Re-writing History in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Ann Heylen (Chinese Language and Literature, Leuven)
Discussant: Dr Edward Vickers (Education, IoE)

12 noon-12:50pm Session III: Writing Ethnicity in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Scott Simon (Anthropology, Ottawa)
Discussant: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

12:50pm-1:50pm LUNCH

1:50pm-2:40pm Session IV: Writing Taiwan's Nationhood: language, politics, history
Presenter: Dr Mark Harrison (Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster)
Discussant: Dr Scott Simon (Sociology and Anthropology, Ottawa)

2:40pm-3:30pm Session V: Re-riting Death in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Paul-François Tremlett (Study of Religions, SOAS)
Discussant:Professor  Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

3:30pm-3:50pm TEA

3:50pm-4:40pm Session VI: Writing Museums in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Edward Vickers (Education, IoE)
Discussant: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Anthropology, LSE)

4:40pm-4:55pm Session VII: Concluding Remarks
Presenters: Professor Stephan Feuchtwang (Chair, London Taiwan Seminar); Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS); Dr Harriet Evans (Convener, MA Contemporary Chinese Cultural Studies, Westminster); Dr Carol Rennie (International Relations Assistant, British Academy)

DAY TWO

9:45am-10am Registration

10am-10:10am Welcoming Remarks and Recap
Presenter: Mr Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS)

10:10am-11am Session VIII: Re-writing Language in Taiwan
Presenter: Dr Henning Klöter (Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, Leiden)
Discussant: Dr Ann Heylen (Chinese Language and Literature, Leuven)

11:00am-11:30am COFFEE

11:30am-12:20pm Session IX: Re-writing Geographies in Taiwan: places as Inscribed cosmologies
Presenter: Professor Alessandro Dell'Orto (Centre for Chinese Studies, Urbaniana)
Discussant: Dr Fang-Long Shih (Asia Research Centre, LSE)

12:20am-1:20pm LUNCH

1:20am-2pm Session X: Re-writing Cinema: markets, languages, cultures
Presenter: Dr Chris Berry (Film and Television Studies, Goldsmiths)
Discussant: Dr Mark Harrison (Centre for the Study of Democracy, Westminster)

2pm-2:50pm Session XI: Re-writing Modernity: death, education and Taiwanese film
Presenter: Mr Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS)
Discussant: Dr  Paul-François Tremlett (Study of Religions, SOAS)

2:50pm-3:20pm TEA

3:20pm-4:20pm Panel: Introduction to Re-writing Culture: perspectives via Taiwan
Presenters: Dr Fang-Long Shih (Asia Research Centre, LSE), Mr Stuart Thompson (Convener, MA Taiwan Studies, 2002-03, SOAS), Dr Paul-François Tremlett (Study of Religions, SOAS)

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