EATS 2005 Conference Programme

Panel 1: Taiwan's External Relations

Chair: Phil Deans (SOAS)

  • Wu Chi-jen (SOAS)
    Comparative Study of Hong Kong and Taiwan's Economic Integration with Mainland China
    Discussant: Wolfgang Klenner (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Esteban, Mario (CEAO, Madrid)
    Will Political Liberalisation of Mainland China Reduce the Risk of Military Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?
    Discussant: Masako Ikegami (Stockholm University)
  • Ikegami, Masako
    Assessing the Risk of Armed Conflict across the Taiwan Straits.
    Discussant: Phil Deans (SOAS)
  • Muyard, Frank (French Centre for Research on Contemporary China, Taipei)
    From a Two-Chinas situation to a Taiwanese nation in the making. Realpolitik, national myths and the American factor in the evolution of Taiwan national politics.
    Discussant: Masako Ikegami (Stockholm University)

Panel 2: Taiwan Literature

Chair: Henning Kloeter (Ruhr University Bochum)

  • Marchand, Sandrine (Artois University)
    Utopia and nostalgia: Convergence of two ideals in Chen Yingzhen and Chen Jo-hsi short stories
    Discussant: Anna Maria Paoluzzi (University of Rome)
  • Fan Ming-ju (National Taipei University)
    The Sense of Place in Hwang Chun-ming's fiction
    Discussant: Rudiger Breuer (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Paoluzzi, Anna Maria (University of Rome)
    From literary pieces to movies: different approaches to intersemiotic translation in modern Taiwan culture
    Discussant: Mark Harrison (Westminster University)
  • Laureillard, Marie (Sorbonne University)
    The image of women in the work of Guo Songfen
    Discussant: Rudiger Breuer (Ruhr University Bochum)

Panel 3: Taiwan Election Studies

Chair: Dafydd Fell (SOAS)

  • Allio, Fiorella (CNRS, Paris)
    The dual processes of mobilization and participation during Taiwan's 2004 legislative election
    Discussant: Dafydd Fell (SOAS)
  • Lee, Joseph (University of London)
    Political battles in the Courts: Justice or Democracy?
    Discussant: Phil Deans (SOAS)

Panel 4: Language, Education and Identity

Chair: Chang Bi-yu (LSE)

  • Baran, Dominika (Harvard University)
    'Taiwanese doesn't have culture': Language ideologies and social identity in Taiwan's education system
    Discussant: Ann Heylen (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Lams, Lutgard
    ‘What’s in a Name’: Implications of Linguistic Strategies and Labeling Practices in PRC/ROC Official as well as English-Language Media Discourse on the Cross-Strait Issue and Domestic Taiwanese Politics
    Discussant: Henning Kloeter (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Price, Gareth (University of Essex)
    The Language Barrier? Analysing English Language Education in Taiwan
    Discussant: Henning Kloeter (Ruhr University Bochum)

Panel 5: Taiwan's Party Politics

Chair: Masako Ikegami (Stockholm University)

  • Fell, Dafydd (SOAS)
    Failure and Success of Third Parties in Taiwan
    Discussant: Gunter Schubert (University of Tubingen)
  • Halbeisen, Hermann (University of Cologne)
    KMT: the Chinese Nationalist Party turning into a Taiwanese Centrist Party?
    Discussant: Dafydd Fell (SOAS)
  • Lin Chiung-chu (University of Essex)
    Party Image and Taiwan's Electorate, 1992-2000
    Discussant: Gunter Schubert (University of Tubingen)

Panel 6: Formosan Taiwan

Chair: Ann Heylen (Ruhr University Bochum)

  • Simon, Scott (University of Ottawa)
    Taiwan's Indigenized Constitution: What Place for Aboriginal Formosa?
    Discussant: Joseph Lee (University of London)
  • Adelaar, Alexander (University of Melbourne)
    Aboriginal Languages of Taiwan: The Case of Siraya
    Discussant: Ann Heylen
  • Klöter, Henning (Ruhr University Bochum)
    Facts and Fantasy about Favorlang: Early European encounters with Taiwan's languages
    Discussant: Alexander Adelaar

Panel 7: Taiwan's Economics and Political Economy

Chair: Robert Ash (SOAS)

  • Leou Chia-feng (SOAS)
    Financial Reforms and Institutional Constraints: The DPP's Policy U-turn on the reform of the credit units of the farmers' and fishermen's associations
    Discussant: Steven Wang (Stockholm University)
  • Wang, Steven (Stockholm University)
    Those Less Favored: The Taiwanese SMEs in Predicaments
    Discussant: Joseph Lin (SOAS)
  • Veselka, Marco (University of Heidelberg)
    Taiwan's Economic Development: The Role of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises beyond the Statistics
    Discussant: Wolfgang Klenner (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Sun Chia-sui (National Dong Hwa University, Hualien)
    Political Economy of Books as an Alternative Medium: Publishing and Social Movements
    Discussant: Robert Ash (SOAS)

Panel 8: Culture and Society

Chair: Rudiger Breuer (Ruhr University Bochum)

  • Chang Bi-yu (LSE)
    Reclaiming cultural ownership - Indigenous xiqu and the construction of Taiwanese identity
    Discussant: Fiorella Allio (CNRS, Paris)
  • Shih Fang-long (London School of Economics)
    Continuity and Change between the KMT and DPP Government Responses to Religion
    Discussant: Fiorella Allio (CNRS, Paris)
  • Lee Wei-I (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
    The Construction of Community Imaginaries in Taiwan's Museums and Archives Committees (1945-1978)
    Discussant: Chang Bi-yu (LSE)
  • Harrison, Mark (Westminster University)
    Towards a 'Taiwan Studies'
    Discussant: Stuart Thompson (SOAS)

Panel 9: Issues in Taiwanese Political Studies

  • Damm, Jens (Freie University Berlin)
    Taiwan's Transformation: Successes and Failures
    Discussant: HALBEISEN, Hermann (University of Cologne)
  • Deans, Phil (SOAS)
    News Of Virtue Travels Quicker Than Messages Sent By Post: Isolation, Identity and Stamps As Vehicles For Regime Legitimation on Taiwan
    Discussant: Jean Pierre Cabestan (CNRS)
  • King, Winnie (St.Antony's College, University of Oxford)
    How Cross-Strait Economics has strengthened Taiwan's political system: the impact of Economic Actors
    Discussant: Robert Ash (SOAS)
  • Kucera, Ondrej (Palacky University, Olomouc)
    Is Taiwan a Presidential System? A Critical Review: An Attempt on the Classification of the Taiwanese System of Government
    Discussant: Jean Pierre Cabestan (CNRS)

Panel 10: Taiwan's History

Chair: Shih Fang-long

  • Heylen, Ann (Ruhr University Bochum)
    Personal Documents in Modern Taiwanese Historiography
    Discussant: Stuart Thompson (SOAS)
  • Storm, Carsten (University of Dresden)
    Images of Anti Japanese Resistance and Identity in Taiwanese Novels
    Discussant: Ann Heylen (Ruhr University Bochum)
  • Chen, Elsa Hsiang-chun (University of Leeds)
    Reading Taiwan and the Issue of Difference in a Global/Local Frame: Epitaph by Wu Mali in Sadness Transformed: 2:28 Commemorative Art Exhibition in Taiwan in 1997
    Discussant: Lut Lams (KU Brussel)
  • Thompson, Stuart (SOAS)
    In the eye of the beholder: (over)interpreting a funerary taboo
    Discussant: Ann Heylen