In 2014, EATS established the Library Research Grant (LRG) to give its members the opportunity to travel to a library within Europe for a short research stay. Grants of up to 700 euro maximum per person were allocated depending on the number of received applications. The winners of the 2014 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):
- Chang, Ti-Han, PhD candidate, The Institute for Transtextual and Transcultural Studies, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, France. Her research project is entitled “The Ecological Other in Contemporary Philosophy and Postcolonial Literature: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Writings of J.M. Coetzee and Wu Ming-yi”. Her selected library is SOAS Library, London. She was awarded with €600.
- Charm, Theodore Kai Yue, MA student, SOAS, London, UK. His research project is entitled “Measuring and Explaining the Success and Failure of the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU)”. His selected library is Tübingen University Library, Germany. He was awarded with €450.
- Hilbertova, Denisa, PhD candidate, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her research project is entitled “British Diaspora in Taiwan, 1860-1895: The Tea Industry”. Her selected libraries are Bodleian Library, University of Oxford’s John Johnson collection, and University of Bristol’s Archives of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (CMCS). She was awarded with €700.
- Kuntić, Dario, PhD candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research project is entitled “Implications of China’s rise on the security situation in the Taiwan Strait”. His selected Library is SOAS Library, London. He was awarded with €500.
- Masláková, Magdaléna, MA student, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic. Her research project is entitled “Taiwan as the Promised Land? The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and its struggle for inculturation”. Her selected library is SOAS Library, London. She was awarded with €700.
Here we share three of the five LRG holders’ reflection on their research trips in 2014.