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The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Written by Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley. The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) held its 12th Annual Conference at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, on 8-10 April 2015. The annual EATS conference is a major academic event in the expanding field of Taiwan Studies. It offers an ideal forum for researchers from within and outside...

Jonathan Sullivan27 Apr 2015Leave a comment

CHINATOWNS: Global, Cultural and Economic Capsules of Continental China?

CHINATOWNS: Global, Cultural and Economic Capsules of Continental China?

Written by Dušan Lužný and Petra Tlčimuková During the year 2013 we had the opportunity to visit two Chinatowns in the U.S. The first visit was to a Chinatown in New York City. Chinatowns are, to our eyes, a fascinating phenomenon. Our fascination lies partly in the fact that there are no Chinatowns present within the Czech Republic. However,...

Martin Lavicka26 Nov 2014Leave a comment

Embedding research in local contexts

Embedding research in local contexts

Written by Bin Wu. It is not always easy for researchers to explain how and why a research project is important to local people whose interests may be diverse or in conflict. Viewing fieldwork as a process of constructive communication with all the stakeholders for better understanding of local situations with a broader context, this post argues...

Jonathan Sullivan30 Oct 2014Leave a comment

Encountering Chinese officials: bureaucratism, politics and power struggle

Encountering Chinese officials: bureaucratism, politics and power struggle

Written by Jiong Tu. Encountering officials is inevitable in many research projects in China. The encounter itself shows a snapshot of how local officialdom works. Being rejected by the officials, being unable to find the officials during office hours, being passed like a ball from one office to another, and being scolded or humiliated are normal...

Jonathan Sullivan21 Oct 2014Leave a comment

A Report on the 11th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

A Report on the 11th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Written by Isabelle Cheng, Jens Damm and Ann Heylen. After reaching the milestone of its first decade since its foundation, the 11th EATS Conference was held at the University of Portsmouth in the UK from 30 April to 2 May.  Echoing its mission of promoting Taiwan Studies amongst European academia, the conference was co-hosted by the Centre for...

Jonathan Sullivan08 Aug 2014Leave a comment

A Reflection on Cultural Brokers and “Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentaries”

A Reflection on Cultural Brokers and “Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentaries”

Written by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley. The Centre of Taiwan Studies, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London hosted a series of eleven Taiwan film screenings from November 2013 to March 2014 as part of their “Spotlight Taiwan” programme — Understanding Taiwan through Film and Documentaries— funded by the Ministry of...

Jonathan Sullivan11 Jul 2014One comment

Experiencing China’s verticality and exposing abstractions in altitude

Experiencing China’s verticality and exposing abstractions in altitude

Written by Marijn Nieuwenhuis. I have spent two years in China, but I visited the country on three separate occasions. The first time, in 2006, was as part of a field trip with the University of Manchester’s Institute for Development. We visited the famous wonders of industrialisation that comprise the so-called ‘Pearl River Delta.’ It is...

Jonathan Sullivan28 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Rice wine and fieldwork in China

Rice wine and fieldwork in China

Written by Nicholas Loubere. In China, social networking in both the professional and private spheres is usually achieved through group meals or banquets. Drinking is often an important element of these social events as a means of showing respect and friendship. Researchers who wish to conduct in-depth fieldwork in China need to engage with this...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

The vulnerable observer: Fear, sufferings and boundary crossing

The vulnerable observer: Fear, sufferings and boundary crossing

Written by Yunpeng Zhang. On a windy afternoon in early April, I was on my way home before a thin woman intercepted me and asked me if I would be interested in her experience of forced eviction. After I had spent a month in this neighbourhood, displacees started to recognise me, a liuxuesheng (student studying abroad) working on Expo-induced...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

Participation in musical ethnographic fieldwork in rural China

Participation in musical ethnographic fieldwork in rural China

Written by Catherine Ingram. During the past nine years I have undertaken more than 24 months of ethnographic research in rural Kam (in Chinese, Dong 侗) minority areas of southwestern China to investigate Kam music. Through being invited to participate in daily activities and musical events in rural Kam communities, and through my involvement...

Jonathan Sullivan18 Apr 2014Leave a comment

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23 May 2016 / Norbert Francis

Yes, this was an interesting study by Chang and Lu of bilingualism and perceptions of the ...

25 May 2015 / Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

I just want to echo Gary's comments and to alert to readers who may be interested in Routl...

24 May 2015 / Gary Rawnsley

Thanks for the inclusion, Jon. Readers may also be interested in the newly published Routl...

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