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Taiwan Research Programme
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

Taiwan Research Programme

The Taiwan Research Programme was founded in 2003 at the LSE, and since 2006 has taken a unique approach of Taiwan in Comparative Perspective. This contextualises processes of modernisation and globalisation through cross-disciplinary researches of significant issues that use Taiwan as a point of comparison to form a dialogue. Through research, teaching, and hosting seminars, panel discussions, workshops, conferences, and publications, the TRP seeks to stimulate new interactions on the heated global problems or issues between disciplines and areas in order to develop new scope for dialogue and understanding in the globalising world.

Chow book

Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6-8pm, Seligman Library, Old Building, LSE

Taiwan's Statecraft for Economic Resilience amid Globalization

In her inauguration speech, President Tsai said: "The most formidable task that the new administration must take on is to transform Taiwan's economic structure". Professor Peter Chow, from City University of New York, will speak on his latest research as a response to this call, followed by dialogues to stimulate ideas of a "New Model for Economic Development" for Taiwan.

 

 

Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights

Monday 13 June 2016, 6-8pm, Seligman Library, Old Building, LSE

The Road to Marriage Equality and the Democratization of Intimacy in Taiwan

Taiwan is one of the countries in Asia that is leading the way in debates over marriage equality laws and about giving same-sex partnerships the same legal rights and status as heterosexual married couples. It is our pleasure to have Ms Victoria Hsu, Co-founder and CEO of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, to speak about this campaign and struggle. This will be a detailed and intensive discussion among a group of experts.

 

Mapping Taiwan

Monday 6 June 2016, 6-8pm, Seligman Library, Old Building, LSE

The Mapping of Taiwan: desired economies, coveted geographies

The author, Dr Jerome F. Keating, will give a presentation about this book, followed by intensive discussion. It is about how Taiwan became involved in the desired economies of competing nations; it is a story of economies, scientific advances, life, and nationhood and also a story of profit, greed, colonization and power struggles.

 

China Dreams

Thursday 7 April 2016, 6-8pm

Identity and Security in Taiwan and China in Comparative Perspective, Reading from William Callahan's "The Negative Soft Power of the China Dream"

Venue: Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE

Chair: Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE)

Introductory Speaker: Professor William Callahan (LSE)

Panellists: Dr Derek Hird (University of Westminster), Dr Jinghan Zeng (Royal Holloway), Stuart Thompson (SOAS)

 

Diplomacy

Wednesday 23 March 2016, 6-8pm

The Meaning and Logic of Assertive Diplomacy: Cases from China and the Great Powers in dialogue with Taiwan

Venue: Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

Chair: Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE)

Speaker: William ZY Wang (LSE)

Discussant: Aaron McKeil (LSE)

 

Xue Yiwei

Monday 7 March 2016, 6-8pm

Civic Realm in Taiwan and China in Comparative Perspective: Deepening Insights from Desertion, Xue Yiwei's Novel 遺棄 (Yiqi)

Venue: Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

Chair: Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE)

Discussants: Dr Derek Hird (University of Westminster), Stuart Thompson (SOAS)

 

Neoliberalism

Wednesday 2 March 2016, 6-8pm

Neo-Liberalism/Neo-Imperialism and the Global Supply Chain: Taiwan and China in comparative perspective: further reflections on the Taiwan 2016 election

Series: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

Venue: Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE 

Chair: Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE)

Panellists: David Wang (LSE) and Dr Kent Deng (LSE)

 

Factory Boss

Monday 29 February 2016, 5:30–8pm, Seligman Library (Old Building)

Distribution of Surplus Value: "Made in Taiwan" and "Made in China" in dialogue 

Series: Taiwan in Comparative Perspective

Venue: Seligman Library, 6th Floor, Old Building, LSE 

Chair: Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE)

Discussants: Dr Chunyun Li (LSE), Dr Derek Hird (University of Westminster), Dr Michael Clark (King's College), Stuart Thompson (SOAS)

 

Monday 22 February 2016, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library (Old Building)

Taiwan in Comparative Perspective discussion panel with Dr Fang-Long Shih (LSE) and Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley (SOAS) on   "One in a skirt [i.e. a woman] is not suitable to be in charge of the Army, Navy, or Air Force [i.e. the nation]." Further reflections on the significance of the Taiwan 2016 election, from the viewpoint of gender and Feminism

 

Thursday 18 February 2016, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library (Old Building)

Taiwan in Comparative Perspective discussion panel with Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE), Ziyuan Wang ( LSE), and Victor Chan (BBC) on "Climbing over a Wall 翻牆": Accountability, social media, and cross-straits relations" - further reflections on the significance of the Taiwan 2016 election

 

Tuesday 9 February 2016, 2pm-4pm, Seligman Library (Old Building)

Taiwan in Comparative Perspective discussion  panel with  Dr Fang-long Shih (LSE), Dr Kent Deng (LSE),  Dr Jinghan Zeng (Royal Holloway), and Professor Chris Hughes (LSE) on What does the Taiwan 2016 Election Signify? Views from civil society, economics, social media, and international relations

 

Chinese Communist Partys Capacity

Thursday 19 November 2015, 6-8pm

Taiwan in Comparative Perspective seminar with Dr Jinghan Zeng (Royal Holloway) on Ideology, Legitimacy, and Party Cohesion: KMT and CCP in Comparative Perspective

 

Michael Hoare

Monday 2 November 2015, 6pm-8pm, Seligman Library, Old Building, LSE

Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective with Michael Rand Hoare (Independent scholar) on  Westminster and Taipei: 'Foreign Office personality' and the Taiwanese

 

Peter-Chow

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 3pm-5pm, Room 2.22, Old Building

Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective with Peter Chow (City University of New York) on Political Economy of Trade Liberalization: are interest groups different in Taiwan?

 

Lee_Anru

Tuesday 16 June 2015, 6pm-8pm, Room KSW.1.01, 20 Kingsway

Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective with Anru Lee (City University of New York) on Place-making, Mobility, and Identity: the politics and poetics of urban mass transit systems in Taiwan

 

Events

Delegation of PRC Experts in Taiwan Studies visits the LSE

Monday 15 June, 9am-11am, Graham Wallas Room (AGWR), Old Building, LSE

 

Topinka-and-Havlicek

Wednesday 6 May 2015, 6.30pm-8.30pm, Room 7.03, Clement House

Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective with Daniel Topinka and Jakub Havlicek )Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic) on  China and the Czech Lands: from early contacts up to the present day

 

Táňa Dluhošová

Monday 27 April 2015, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Clement House 1.02

Seminar on Taiwan in Comparative Perspective with Táňa Dluhošová(Czech Academy of Sciences) on  Re-constructing the Literary Field in Early Post-war Taiwan Literature: a quantitative study on the publication patterns of the contributors

 

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Hand in Hand: a social construction of political romance and Taiwan's democratization

A summary of the discussion with the directors that followed the showing of the documentary Hand in Hand.

 

Hand-in-Hand

Tuesday 24 February 2015, 6pm-9.30pm, Seligman Library (Old Building)

Documentary and Seminar:  Hand in Hand

The directors, Yen Lan-chuan and Chuang I-tseng, will discuss it with respondents and the audience.

 

Anti Nuclear Protest

Thursday 26 June, 6pm-8pm 2014, Graham Wallas Room (AGWR), Old Building, LSE

Panel Discussion: The 4-27 Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Movement: reflections and prospects

 

NATSA

Friday 20 June to Saturday 21 June 2014

Panel Discussion: Moving Toward 20/20 vision through Lateral Thinking and Stereoscopic Perception: Taiwan and Irish Studies in Comparative Perspective, at 'The Zeitgeists of Taiwan: looking back, moving forward' [External link], the 20th Anniversary Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association

 

ACIS

Wednesday 11 June to Saturday 14 June 2014

Panel Discussion on Ireland and Taiwan in Comparative Perspective, at 'Latitudes: Irish Studies in an International Context' [External link], the Annual Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies and the Canadian Association for Irish Studies

 

Christine Han

Thursday 8 May 2014, 6pm-8pm, The Graham Wallas Room (AGWR), Old Building, LSE

Seminar on Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective
With Christine Han:
Education for Active Citizenship: youth organisations and alternative forms of citizenship education in Hong Kong and Singapore

 

LSETaiwanSoc

Thursday 27 March 2014, 6pm-8pm, New Theatre (EAS.E171), East Building, LSE

Taiwan Week Event: Taiwan's Democracy in Action
Panel Discussion: 3-18 Sunflower Student Occupy Movement: reflection and prospects

 

Edward Vickers

Wednesday 19 March 2014, 6pm-8pm, CLM1.02, Clement House, LSE

Seminar on Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective
With Edward Vickers (LSE Taiwan Research Programme): Officially-Sanctioned Narratives of the War and Occupation in Hong Kong

 

PaulMorris

Wednesday 12 March 2014, 6pm-8pm, G.17, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, LSE 

Seminar on Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective
With Paul Morris (Institute of Education): Schooling, History and the Construction of Identity in Hong Kong

 

Kissane

Monday 10 February 2014, 6pm-8pm, Room G.17, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Seminar on Taiwan and Ireland in Comparative Perspective
With Bill Kissane (Department of Government): Calls for a New Republic during the Euro Zone Crisis in the Republic of Ireland: evidence of a consolidated, imminent, or non-existent democracy

 

Felicia Yap

Wednesday 4 December 2013, 5.30pm-7.30pm, Room G.17, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Seminar: Felicia Yap(Faculty of History, Cambridge University):  The Japanese Occupation of East and Southeast Asia

 

 

JingJing Yang

Thursday 28 November 2013, 5pm-7pm, Room 1.14, New Academic Building

Seminar: Jingjing Yang (School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of Surrey):  Social Conflict in Communities Impacted by Tourism: one-year ethnographic fieldwork in Kanas, Xinjiang, China

 
Events

hursday 21 November 2013, 4pm-6pm, Room G.15, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Seminar: Carol Jones (Department of Law Research Group, University of Wolverhampton): Lost in China? Law, society and culture in post-1997 Hong Kong

 

Kaeding

Monday 18 November 2013, 5pm-7pm, Room 1.02, Clement House

 

Seminar:  Malte Philipp Kaeding (School of Politics, University of Surrey):  Challenging Hongkongization: the role of Taiwan's social movements and perceptions of post-handover Hong Kong

 

 

TaiwanCorner

Thursday 14 November 2013

Seminar and roundtable with Michael Danielsen (Taiwan Corner)
Graham Wallas Room, Old Building

Seminar: 2pm-4pm
Lobbying for a 'Forbidden Nation': lessons fromTaiwan Corner in Denmark and the EU

Roundtable: 5pm-7pm
Network Diplomacy: towards new perspectives on Taiwan's relationship with the EU

 

Pavel Sindelar

Friday 6 September 2013, 3pm-5pm, Room G.20, 32 Lincoln's Inn

Seminar: Pavel Šindelář (Centre for Chinese Studies, Masaryk University, Brno) Religion in Two Chinese Contexts: migrant communities in the Czech and Slovak Republics, and religious policy in the post-reform Chinese State

 

National Taiwan University Logo 

Wednesday 10 July to Friday 12 July 2013

International Conference on Cultural Heritage: modernity in dialogue with tradition, co-organized with the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Taiwan University

 

 

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Between and Buddhism and Violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Tibet

Dr Fang-Long Shih responds to media interest in phenomenon of violence in Buddhism

 

European Union Centre Taiwan

Monday 1 July 2013, 2.15pm-4pm, Room G.20, 32 Lincoln’s Inn

Roundtable discussion on Taiwan’s Relations with the European Union: Asymmetry in Action, co-organized with the European Union Centre in Taiwan (By invitation only)

 

Youth Ambassadors

Thursday 20 June 2013, 9.30am to 5pm, Graham Wallas Room

Taiwan Youth Ambassadors Programme Workshop: Unexplored Taiwan Co-organised by LSE Taiwan Research Programme and  Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

EATS-Logo

Thursday 4 May to Saturday 6 May 2013

Dr Fang-Long Shih and Reverend John McNeil Scott presented a panel discussion on 'Big Issues, Small Islands: Taiwan and Ireland in Comparison', at the European Association for Taiwan Studies 10th Annual Conference [external link] in Lyon.

 

TzuChi

Tuesday 23 April 2013, 5pm to 8pm, Room LG.03, New Academic Building

Forum with Tzu Chi: with Dr Hwang Yeh Chen (Director, Faculty Development Center at Tzu Chi College of Technology) and Dr Cheah Lee Hwa (Director, Office of Humanities, Tzu Chi College of Technology): Education in Sustainable Business and Community Service at Tzu Chi College of Technology

 

Journal-4-pic

Friday 22 March 2013, 6.30pm-8.30pm, LSE Senior Common Room

A launch event and wine reception was held for the publication special journal issue on "Taiwan and Ireland in Comparative Perspective.

The journal is available on open-access.

 

China-Week

Thursday 7 March 2013, 5pm-7pm, CON 1.04

The Programme's Co-Director, Dr Fang-Long Shih, delivered a paper on 'The Chinese Social Order: family, gender, and ancestral orthopraxy', as part of LSE China Week [external link].

 

Alsford 

Thursday 21 February 2013, 6pm-8pm, Room 2.03, Tower One

Seminar: Mr Niki Alsford (SOAS): A 'Fussy, Excitable, and Somewhat Self-Important Man': the life of British tea merchant John Dodd (1838-1907)

 

Chun 

Thursday 7 February 2013, 6pm-8pm, Room 3.02, Tower Two

Seminar: Dr Allen Chun (Academia Sinica): Making Sense of Experiences of a Japanese Diaspora in Postwar Taiwan, or Colonial Legacy and Contemporary Multiculturalism, Comparatively Speaking

 

Fairbank Center, Harvard 

Saturday 2 February 2013

The Co-Directors of the LSE Taiwan Research Programme took part in a Chinese Religions Workshop at the Fairbank Center, Harvard University, entitled 'Margins as Centers and Centers as Margins'. Professor Stephan Feuchtwang presented a paper on 'Border Regions and Empty Spaces: centers as margins and margins as centers in China', and Dr Fang-Long Shih presented on 'The Changing Locations of Sam-Giap Maiden Temple in Taiwan.

A report of the event has been published in the Fairbank Center's newsletter for Spring 2013, page 4.

 

Chung Cheng University 

Wednesday 3 October 2012

The Programme's Co-Director, Dr Fang-Long Shih, was invited to be a visiting scholar at Chung Cheng University during October, funded by the Taiwan National Science Council. From 20 to 22 October she attended a conference on the goddess Mazu, and present a paper entitled 'A Return to Mazu: civil society and religion in Taiwan'.

 

Small-Islands-Logo 

Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 September 2011

Small Islands, Big Issues: Ireland and Taiwan in Comparative Perspective. Conference co-organised with and hosted by the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies, University College Dublin

 

   

BBC China

1 February 2016

臺灣2016大選究竟說了什麼?  BBC中文網 專稿

 

Election

18 January 2016

What Does the 2016 Taiwan Presidential Election Signify?

Comments by Dr Fang-Long Shih

 

Masaryk

Monday 23 November to Friday 4 December 2015

Chinese Religions in Contemporary Society

Centre for Chinese Studies Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Guest lecturer: Dr Fang-Long Shih

 

A Gap on the Issues of Democracy and Rising China: response to Taiwan President Ma’s interview with the BBC

Dr Fang-Long Shih responds to the President of Taiwan's media interview.

 

Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective

Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective Volume 5: Special Issue on Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective

The latest issue of the journal is now available on open-access.

 

Masaryk

Monday 24 November to Thursday 4 December 2014

Anthropology of Contemporary Chinese Societies

Centre for Chinese Studies Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Guest Lecturer: Dr Fang-long Shih

 

Publication: Transition to Democracy at the Expense of Justice: The 2-28 Incident and White Terror in Taiwan [External link]

by Fang-Long Shih, Co-Director, LSE Taiwan Research Programme

Part of the Middle East–Asia Project (MAP) series 'Pathways to Transitional Justice in the Arab World: reflections on the Asia Pacific experience' [External link] at the Middle East Institute, Washington DC.

 

Fang-LongShih

Between Buddhism and Violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Tibet

Dr Fang-Long Shih responds to news about this subject

 

Oxford

Tuesday 5 March 2013

The Programme's Co-Director, Dr Fang-Long Shih, participated in a conference entitled Cross-Strait Relations in an Era of Technological Change: Security, Economic and Cultural Dimensions, at St Antony's College, University of Oxford. She presented a paper entitled 'From Politics to Culture: Taiwanization Discourses and the Techno Prince Nezha'.

 

Death Betting Not a Part of Taiwanese Culture

Dr Fang-Long Shih responds to news about 'Death Betting' in Taiwan

 

 

 

Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective

Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective Volume 5: Special Issue on Taiwan and Hong Kong in Comparative Perspective

 

Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective Volume 4 Special Issue on Taiwan and Ireland in Comparative Perspective

 

Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective Volume 3: Special Issue on Taiwan and Justice in Comparative Perspective

 
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