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Workshop on Taiwan Studies at Masaryk University

Workshop on Taiwan Studies at Masaryk University

Martin Lavicka01 Apr 2013Leave a comment

Taiwan – Past and Present

Dates: August 26 – 31, 2013

Venue: Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic 


  • Department of Asian Studies, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • Centre for Chinese Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)
  • International Taiwan Studies Center (ITSC), Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taipei, Taiwan

The decision to organise the second “Workshop on Taiwan Studies: Taiwan – Past and Present”, to be held on August 26-31, 2013, was motivated by the success of the first work­shop in 2010. Since Taiwan Studies and Taiwan-related topics are still underrepresented in degree programmes at European universities, the workshop will be treated as the equivalent of a one-semester course (4 credits). The main emphasis will lie on Taiwanese culture, history, literature, film, and contemporary politics. The wider goal is to promote Taiwan Studies among Eastern and Western European students of Chinese Studies and other, related fields. Students will also be offered practical information about networking possibilities within Europe (EATS, Poland, UK) and study opportunities in Taiwan.


  • Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley – Research Fellow at the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds
  • Ann Heylen – Associate Professor at the Department of Taiwan Culture, Languages and Literature (TCLL) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Director of the International Taiwan Studies Center (ITSC) at NTNU
  • Gary Rawnsley – Professor of International Communications at the University of Leeds
  • Astrid Lipinsky – Assistant Professor at University of Vienna, Department of East Asian Studies, Sinology
  • Táňa Dluhošová – lecturer at the Centre of Chinese Studies at Masaryk University


August 26, 2013 Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley (University of Leeds) Taiwan history: from the perspective of the film A City of Sadness
August 27, 2013 Prof. Ann Heylen (National Taiwan Normal University) 17th Century Dutch Colonial period
August 28, 2013 Táňa Dluhošová and Prof. Ann Heylen (Masaryk University) (NTNU, Taiwan) Taiwanese Literature
August 29, 2013 Prof. Gary Rawnsley (University of Leeds, UK) Taiwans’s Political Transition
August 30, 2013 Dr Astrid Lipinsky (University of Vienna, Austria) Women and feminist movement

Detailed program can be found here

How to participate

The workshop is designed for students of Chinese/Asian Studies with a research interest in Taiwan. Drawing its participants from among European universities, it will host a maximum of 30 students.

Deadline for Registration:

Please send your CV to: before April 30, 2013.



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