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


Professor Stephan Feuchtwang

Dr Fang-Long Shih

LSE Workshops in Dialogue with Taiwan

Issues in Dialogue with Taiwan

Western Social Theory in Dialogue with Taiwanese Studies (London Taiwan Summer Workshop)

Since its founding, the LSE has aimed to influence wider society, and it has a reputation for hosting significant public figures on campus; world leaders and thinkers speak at lectures and workshops throughout the academic year. Recent distinguished guests at LSE have included Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, and Nelson Mandela.

The Taiwan Research Programme follows this tradition by hosting both public lectures and workshops involving public figures and prestigious scholars from Taiwan and elsewhere. It has been  running occasionally since 2002, and we have had a range of distinguished guests as main presenters.

The workshop is normally structured in terms of three sessions. The first session follows a lecture format given by visiting scholars or public figures from Taiwan or elsewhere; the second session follows a dialogue format between LSE Taiwan experts and visiting scholars/public figures; and the final session opens to general questions and discussion. The aim of the workshops is to seek dialogue and encourage critical debate and provide constructive feedback to presenters. The workshops take place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

Although our primary focus is on Taiwan, we also welcome comparative perspectives. We welcome public figures and scholars, or groups of public figures and scholars from Taiwan or elsewhere as main presenters. Presenters are expected to speak for around 30 minutes, and discussants will be invited according to the subject area. For enquiries, please contact the convener Dr Fang-Long Shih at f.shih@lse.ac.uk.