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“Taiwan: the View from the South” at the Australian Centre on China in the World

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution at the Australian National University. The CIW and the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica will be co-hosting a 3-day Taiwan studies conference in Canberra on 6 – 8 January 2015, in partnership with the Lim Pen-Yuan Cultural and Educational Foundation, and with the support of the Ministry of Culture in Taiwan. The conference title is Taiwan: The View from the South.
Reflecting the diversity of the disciplines and practices of scholars involved in Taiwan studies, the CIW website announcing the conference and calling for papers stated that “the conference aims to bring together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan from all disciplinary backgrounds. Suggested fields include, but are not limited to:
• History, memory and heritage
• Social movements and informal politics
• Taiwan’s literature, cinema, art, pop culture and its museums
• The history and practice of religion in Taiwan
• Indigenous studies
• Archaeology and pre-history
• The Taiwanese overseas
• International relations, in particular with the Pacific, South-east Asia and Africa
• Political relations in its region, including with the PRC
• Economic relations, including Taiwanese in China and Chinese in Taiwan
• Critical Taiwan studies
A screening of Tsai Ming-Liang’s 2013 prize-winning film Stray Dogs 郊遊will take place on ...7 January, preceded by a discussion with the director. Two of Tsai’s recent short films will also be shown during the conference. An exhibition of Long Chin-san’s photography will be opened at the Australian Centre on China in the World Gallery during the conference, featuring works curated and lent by the National Museum of History, Taipei.”
The keynote speakers who will be invited include Dr. Lung Ying-tai, Taiwan’s Minister of Culture; Professor Huang Fu-san from the Institute of Taiwan History at Academia Sinica; and Professor Michael Hsiao Hsin-huang from the Institute of Sociology at Academia Sinica.

For more information please refer to the conference website.