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*Key to Room Number
V= Vernon Square, B=Brunei Gallery(Russell Square), G=Ground floor, 1=First floor, LT= Lecture Theatre
Ex. V111=Vernon Square, First floor, Room no. 11
      Brunei Suite= Brunei Galley (Russell Square), Ground floor
      BGLT=Brunei Galley(Russell Square), Ground floor, Lecture Theatre

June 18 (Thursday), 2015 / June 19 (Friday), 2015 /  June 20 (Saturday), 2015

 Day1: June 18 (Thursday)
Venue: SOAS (Vernon Square Campus)
Audience Registration (Rm. VG06) and Book Displays (Rm. VG10)

 Displays include:
  1. Routledge Research on Taiwan Book Series
  2. Ministry of Education Scholarships and Research Funding Programmes
  3. Camphor Books
  4. National Central Library’s Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies
  5. Shungye Museum: The Beauty of Traditional Clothing: 2013 Students' Indigenous Poster Design Competition 「服飾之美-第五屆全國學生台灣原住民海報創作競賽」
Registration & SOAS Reception
09.10-09.30 Welcoming Remarks Rm. V111

Chair: Hsin-huang Michael Hsiao (Secretary-General, The 2nd World Congress of            Taiwan Studies & Director, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN)
Fan-sen Wang (Vice President, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN)
Chih-kung Liu (Representative, Taipei Representative Office in the UK)
Dafydd Fell (Director, Centre of Taiwan Studies, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK)

09.30-10.30 Keynote Speech I Rm. V111
Chair: Robert Ash (Centre of Taiwan Studies, The School of Oriental and African
           Studies (SOAS), University ofLondon, UK)

Speaker: Murray Rubinstein (Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University,

Topic: The Evolution of Taiwan Studies: A Personal Narrative
10.30-12.00 Panel 1: Domestic Politics Rm. V111

Chair: Pei-te Lien (Department of Political Science, University of California,
            Santa Barbara, USA)

  1. Dafydd Fell (Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, UK)

    Party Politics in Taiwan Revisited

  2. Mikael Mattlin (Department of Political Science, University of Turku, FINLAND)

    Is Taiwan Still Structurally Politicized?

  3. Jih-wen Lin (Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN)

    How Many Faces Can a Case Study Have? A Survey of Articles Published in Taiwan’s Political Science Journals

Panel 2: Film and Documentaries Rm. V211

Chair: Chris Berry (Film Studies Department, Kings College London, UK)

  1. Kuei-fen Chiu (Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chung-hsing University, TAIWAN)

    The State of the Field: New Taiwan Documentary. “Another World We Are Making”: A Critical Overview of the New Taiwan Documentary

  2. Hsiao-yen Peng (Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN)

    From Taiwan New Cinema to Cape No. 7: Auteurism and Beyond

  3. Tze-lan Sang (Chinese Literature and Media Studies, Michigan State University, USA)

    The State of the Field in Taiwan Film Studies

  4. How-wee Ng (Department of China and Inner Asia, SOAS, University of London, UK)

    Worrying about Gangtai, Playing with History: 'Tales of Qianlong (1991)' in China

Taiwan Studies Databases and Scholarships Talk by National Central Library
14.00-15.30 Panel 3: Nationalism and National Identity Rm. V111

Chair: Thomas Gold (Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley)

  1. Ian Rowen (PhD candidate, University of Colorado, Boulder; Visiting Fellow, European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan, University of Tübingen, GERMANY)

    Cross-strait Mobilities and Taiwan's Changing Identity Politics

  2. Ching-hsin Yu (Election Study Center, National Chengchi University, TAIWAN)

    National Identity in Taiwan: A Revisit

  3. Thomas Gold

    Making Japan-Era Taiwan Visible: The Conflicting Portrayal of Japanese Colonialism in the Films of Wei Te-sheng

Panel 4: Media and Education Rm. V211

Chair: Stuart Thompson (SOAS, University of London, UK)

  1. Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS University of London & China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham, UK)

    State of the Field: Democratization and the Studies of Taiwan’s Media and Communications

  2. Chien-san Feng (Department of Journalism, National ChengChi University, TAIWAN)

    Qualifying ‘China Factor’ Qualifying Press Freedom: The way Forward for Taiwan’s Media

  3. Bi-yu Chang (Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK)

    'Place in the World': Elementary Geography Education and Identity Construction in Taiwan (1945-2000)

Panel 5: Gender Issues Rm. V121

Chair: Isabelle Cheng (School of Languages and Area Studies, University of Portsmouth, UK)

  1. An-ru Lee (Department of Anthropology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, USA)

    The Afterlife of Women Workers: A Renewed Direction of Gender Studies in the Field of Taiwan

  2. Jens Damm (Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies, Chang Jung Christian University, TAIWAN)

    Gender and Women’s Studies in Taiwan: From “New Feminism” to Intersectionality

  3. Doris T. Chang (Center for Women’s Studies and Religion, Wichita State University, USA)

    Taiwan’s Feminist Discourses and Women’s Movements: The State of the Field and Future Prospects

16.00-18.00 Panel 6: Democracy and Democratization Rm. V111

Chair: Chun-yi Lee(School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK)

  1. Shelley Rigger (Political Science Department, Davidson College, USA)

    The State of the Field: Democracy and Democratization

  2. Bruce Jacobs (School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, Monash University, AUSTRALIA)

    Reconsidering Democratization in Taiwan

  3. Mau-kuei Chang (Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica, TAIWAN)

    The Yearning for “Civil Society” and Pushing for Democracy in Taiwan

Panel 7: Migration Rm. V211

Chair: Anthony Fielding (Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK)

  1. Sara Friedman (Department of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Indiana University Bloomington, USA)

    Rethinking Taiwanese Citizenship and Sovereignty through Cross-Strait Migration

  2. Pei-chia Lan (Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University, TAIWAN)

    Revisiting Global Cinderellas: Taiwan’s Care and Migration Regimes

  3. Kristin Surak (Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK)

    Migration Industries and the State: Guestwork Programs in East Asia

  4. Isabelle Cheng

    What’s Marriage Got to Do with It? Examining Taiwan Studies from the Perspective of Marriage Migration

Welcome Dinner (Formal, Invitation Only)


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