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RECENT PUBLICATIONS BY EATS MEMBERS

  • Blundell, David, and Jihn-Fa Jan (2016). “Workings of SpatioTemporal Research: An International Institute in Taiwan.” Paper 75. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM). Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IEEE Conference Publication.
  • Blundell, David (2016). “Research in Indonesia on Austronesian Voyaging and Maritime Buddhism.” Paper 74. Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM). Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IEEE Conference Publication.
  • Blundell, David (2016). “Basic Cultural Elements, Seemingly Unrelated Yet Connected: Spatiotemporal Mapping Early Historical Religious Networks Points in Indo-Pacific Austronesia.” Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities. Digital Scholars, an emerging profession? Research Center for Digital Humanities. National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. December 1-3, pp.499-516.
  • Chang, Ti-han (2016). “Excluding the Included: des Hommes Étrangers in Taiwan and France via Theories of Giorgio Agamben.” In Identity, Belonging and Human Rights: A Multi-disciplinary Perspective. Ed. Nasia Hadjigeorgiou. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, pp.91-104.
  • Cheng, Isabelle (2016). “Which Team Do You Support? Situating the In-between Identity of Immigrant Women in Taiwan.” Berliner China-Hefte-Chinese History and Society, LIT Publisher.
  • Cheng, Isabelle (2016). "Cross-Strait Marriages and Immigration Policies", in Gunter Schubert (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. Abingdon & New York: Routledge.
  • Cornelisse, Richard, and David Blundell (2016). “A Taiwan Virtual Reality Memory Project: Rituals in the Circle.” Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (VSMM). Paper 93. Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. IEEE Conference Publication.
  • Damm, Jens (2016). “The Contemporary Political and Public Discourse on the Xinhai Revolution in Taiwan in the Context of the Centennial Celebration of the ROC.” Berliner China-Hefte - Chinese History and Society, LIT Publisher.
  • Damm, Jens (2016). “Politics and the Media.” In: Schubert, Gunter, (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.
  • Damm, Jens and Cheng, Isabelle (eds) (2016). Berliner China-Hefte-Chinese History and Society.
  • Fell, Dafydd (2016). “Parties and Party Systems.” In: Schubert, Gunter (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. Abingdon; New York: Routledge, pp.87-103.
  • Fell, Dafydd (2016). “Do Party Switchers Pay an Electoral Price? The Case of Taiwan.” Parliamentary Affairs, Oxford University Press.
  • Fell, Dafydd (2016). “Small Parties in Taiwan’s 2016 National Elections: A Limited Breakthrough?” American Journal of Chinese Studies 23 (1): pp. 41-58.
  • Fell, Dafydd, and Peng, Yen-wen (2016). “The Electoral Fortunes of Taiwan's Green Party: 1996-2012.” Japanese Journal of Political Science, 17 (1): 63-83.
  • Grano, Simona Alba (2016). “The Anti-nuclear power movement.” In: Schubert, Gunter. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. London and New York: Routledge, pp.297-312.
  • Grano, Simona Alba (ed.) (2016). China Information (journal)Environmental governance in China: special issue. Leiden: Sage.
  • Grano, Simona Alba (2016). “China’s changing environmental governance: Enforcement, compliance and conflict resolution mechanisms for public participation.” China Information, 30(2):129-142.
  • Grano, Simona Alba and Zhang, Yuheng (2016). “New channels for popular participation in China: The case of the London Plane Trees Protection Movement in Nanjing.” China Information, 30(2): 165-187.
  • Grano, Simona Alba (2016). “Ambiente e politica a Taiwan.” Orizzonte Cina, 7(1):5-7.
  • Grano, Simona Alba (2016). “Book review: Urio, Paolo/Ying, Yuan: L’émergence des ONG en Chine: Le changement du rôle de l’Etat-Parti.” Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 70(1):305-309.
  • Heylen, Ann (2016). “Taiwan in the late Ming and Qing China.” In Gunter Schubert (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan, London and New York: Routledge, pp.7-12.
  • Istenič, Saša (2016). “Vzhodna Azija : prizorišče kompleksnih varnostnih dilem (East Asia: arena of complex security dilemmas).” In: CULIBERG, Luka (ed.), PETROVČIČ, Mateja (ed.). Na stičišču mnogoterih svetov: azijske študije v Sloveniji, pp. 261-276.
  • Karalekas, Dean (2016). “A Culturalist Perspective on Trilateral Taipei-Beijing-Washington Relations.” International Management and Business, Academic Journal of the Budapest Business School, University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of International Management and Business, pp. 5-20.
  • Karalekas, Dean (2016). “Re-assessing Chen Shui-bian’s Term in Light of Taiwan’s DPP Government.” IPP Review. Online. Jun. 16, 2016.
  • Karalekas, Dean (2016). “Stable Foundations: North Korean nuclear test illustrates consolidation of Kim Jong Un’s position.” Strategic Vision 5 (27): 9-13.
  • Karalekas, Dean (2016). “Regional Polarization: China’s actions causing regional actors to take sides in increasingly polarized region.” Strategic Vision 5 (28): 4-8.
  • Karalekas, Dean (2016). “Population Control: Underwhelming economic goals unveiled at Korean Workers’ Party congress.” Strategic Vision 5 (26): 23-27.
  • Lams, Lut (2016). “Salience and Representation of Islam and Uyghur Muslims in the Chinese Communist Party Press.” In Mertens, S. & de Smaele, H. (2016) Representations of Islam in the News: a cross-cultural Analysis, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield (Lexington Books), 205-225.
  • Liao, Min-Hsiu Michelle (2016). “Translating time and space in the memorial museum.” Translation Spaces, 5(2): 181-199.
  • Lipinsky, Astrid (2016). “Asiatischer Feminismus? Feminismen in Theorie und Praxis in China und Taiwan.” In: FrauenSolidarität 135, No 1/2016, pp.18–19.
  • Momesso, Lara (2016). “From someone, to no- one, to a new- one: a subjective view of Taiwan's nimmigration policies in the context of multiculturalism.” In: Jens, D. and Cheng, I. (eds.), Berliner China-Hefte-Chinese History and Society. Special Issue, Taiwan: Self Versus Other, 48.
  • Momesso, Lara (2016). Migrare per matrimonio tra le due Cine: dinamiche di esclusione ed inclusione sociale” (Migrating for marriage across the Taiwan Strait: dynamics of social inclusion and exclusion) In: Miranda, M. (ed.). Cina Report. Politica, Societa' e Cultura di una Cina in Ascesa. L'Amministrazione Xi Jinping al Suo Primo mandato. Roma: Carocci Editore, pp.170-181.
  • Muyard, Frank (2016). “Taiwan Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples: Cross-perspectives on Indigenous Archaeology and Interactions between Archaeologists and Indigenous Communities.” In Li-wan Hung ed., Archaeology, History and Indigenous Peoples: New Perspectives on the Ethnic Relations of Taiwan, Taipei: Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines, 195-262.
  • Platzerova, Barbora (2016). “Bigamy in Chinese Law in the 20th Century: Conflict between Laws and Special Cases of Bigamy.” Heft Berliner China-Hefte -Chinese History and Society, LIT Publisher.
  • Rawnsley, Ming-Yeh (2016). “An Interview with Director Wei Te-sheng.” Chung Wai Literary Quarterly 45(3), September 2016: 211–221.
  • Rawnsley, Ming-yeh (2016). “Cultural Democratization and Taiwan Cinema.” In Gunter Schubert (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. London: Routledge, pp.373–388.
  • Rawnsley, Ming-yeh and Sullivan, Jonathan (2016). “Il Sistema dei media a Taiwan.” Orizzonte Cina 7(1), February 2016: 9–11.
  • Schubert, Gunter (ed.) (2016). Taiwan and the ‘China Impact’: Challenges and Opportunities. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Schubert, Gunter (ed.) (2016). The Routledge Handbook on Contemporary Taiwan. London & New York: Routledge.
  • Schubert, Gunter (ed.) (2016). “Taiwan's mainlander entrepreneurs (Taishang).” In: Schubert, Gunter, (ed.), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan. Abingdon; New York: Routledge.
  • Soldani, Jérôme (2016). “Playing with Morality: Business Ethics of a Professional Baseball Club in Taiwan.” Journal of Business Anthropology, Special Issue: Business Ethics 3: 40-53.
  • Streiter, Oliver (2016). “Simultaneous Invention or Propagation of Cultural Practices? Using Time-Distance Correlations for the Identification of Centers and Peripheries in the Transformation of Cultural Landscapes.” In DADH 2016. Digital Scholars, an Emerging Profession? Taipei, Taiwan.
  • Zemanek, Adina (2016). “Daughters of the motherland and (wo)men of the world. Global mobility in Shishang (Trends/Cosmopolitan), 1993-2008.” Archiv Orientální 84(2): 317-347.

NEWS OF EATS MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

  • Global Taiwan Institute, a new D.C.-based think tank was launched in October 2016. The Executive Director of GTI is Russell Hsiao.
  • EATS member and 2015 EATS Young Scholar Award winner, Joycelin Yi-hsuan Lai, passed her viva and obtained PhD from King’s College London in September 2016.
  • Professor Steve Tsang was appointed the new Director of the SOAS China Institute in September 2016.
  • EATS member Dr Corrado Neri has been appointed Visiting Associate Professor at National Taiwan University of Arts for two semesters (September 2016-August 2017). He will be teaching three MA courses on media, film and communications.
  • EATS Board member Dr Niki Alsford has been offered a Lectureship in Asia-Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire, starting from September 2016.
  • EATS member Dr Stéphane Corcuff (University of Lyon) has been invited by the Yunlin Story House in Huwei, to be its first Author in Residence, starting from September 2016 to June 2017. He will write on Taiwan’s cult of ancestors, including preparing the Chinese language version of his 2015 French-language book Une tablette aux ancêtres, a story that precisely started in Huwei in 2012.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN TAIWAN STUDIES OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JANUARY 2017

The Chiu Program for Taiwan Studies at Oregon State University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship. Based on the support from the Chun and Jane Chiu Foundation, the Fellowship Program, which is for the academic year 2017–18, is set up to support the following categories of research: 1. History of Taiwan; and 2. Projects on Taiwan in anthropology, political science, and sociology with a strong historical dimension. We especially welcome proposals on Taiwan which are developed in transnational or comparative perspective.

The Chiu Fellow will be required to be in residence, teaching two sections of one online course (on modern China and Japan) during his/her stay at OSU (which operates on a quarter system). The Fellow is also required to dedicate his/her time to research and writing. The fellowship is a nine-month appointment with a stipend of 45000 US dollars (OSU will also provide a healthcare option that will be covered by the university).

The goal of the postdoctoral fellowship is to assist young scholars who intend to find tenure-track positions and establish themselves in the American academia. Therefore, applicants must be recent PhDs (they must have completed all PhD degree requirements no more than three years before 15 June 2017).

To apply, please submit the following documents to Taiwan.Studies@oregonstate.edu by 30 January 2017:

  1. A cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae, including list of publications
  3. A research proposal in which applicants explain their project. The proposal should not exceed three pages (double-spaced, Times New Roman, font size 12).
  4. Two letters of reference. One must be from the applicant's major professor (dissertation advisor). Applicants could ask their referees to email their letters as attached PDFs to Taiwan.Studies@oregonstate.edu.

Please don't hesitate to send a message to Taiwan.Studies@oregonstate.edu, if you have any question.

OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

CALL FOR WRITING A BOOK ON TAIWAN’S POLITICAL HISTORY: VIEWED FROM TAIWAN’S PERSPECTIVE NORTH AMERICA TAIWANESE PROFESSORS ASSOCIATION APPLICATION DEADLINE: 31 JANUARY 2017

I. Purpose: As the Asian countries’ political and economic relations become more complicated, and China’s influence grows, political scientists and policy makers need to know more about Taiwan’s history and her people’s perceptions about their future. As an assemblage of Taiwan’s intellectuals, the North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association (NATPA) feels obligated to help the world truly understand Taiwan. Therefore, NATPA calls for the creation of a book, written in English, on Taiwan’s political history, viewed from Taiwan’s perspective, covering the time period from 1895 through the present, to show how the Taiwanese - in their struggles for democracy, freedom, human rights, equality, stability, prosperity, dignity - have changed Taiwan’s political landscape and shaped Taiwan’s national identity.

II. Financial Support: NATPA will provide support for the selected prospective author in two stages:
a) In the first stage: NATPA will give a research award of US$10,000 to the selected prospective author, who stands out in items (a), (b), and (c) of Screening Process;
b) In the second stage: After the prospective author completes item (d) of Screening Process (after a draft has been completed), and if the selected author is not a native English speaker, NATPA can assist with help in the editing process.

III. Screening Process:
a) An applicant should have a doctoral degree in history, political science, or a related field, with a strong publishing record in Taiwan studies; no limitation on nationality of applicant.
b) An applicant should provide a resume and a list of publications;
c) An applicant should submit (1) a statement on how he/she defines the “viewed from the Taiwan perspective”, as well as a preliminary outline of the book, expected completion time, and estimated word count, and (2) attach one published essay on issues related to Taiwan.
d) After the prospective author has completed the draft, NATPA will conduct an anonymous review by three qualified experts.

IV. Time Lines:
a) Application materials required in items III.(b) and III.(c) should be received by 31 January 2017;
b) The final draft of the book, item III. (d) should be completed and received by 31 March 2019.

Please direct questions and applications to: North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association, Think-Tank Committee Shyu-tu Lee (shyutulee@gmail.com) (through 30 September 2017) and Peter Chow (pchow3065@gmail.com) (through 30 September 2019).

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TAIWAN STUDIES (IJTS) CALL FOR PAPERS

An exciting new peer-reviewed academic journal on Taiwan studies, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), will be launched by Brill in March 2018. IJTS, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), aims to be a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan. Once launched, IJTS will be published in Spring and Autumn every year. It will offer a platform for theoretical debates and empirical analyses, and create a space for discussion among international scholars working across disciplines in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The journal is also interested in interdisciplinary approaches to Taiwan studies. IJTS welcomes submissions that are localised in focus, as well as research that is more global and comparative. Authors are encouraged to position Taiwan and Taiwan-related issues within different global, regional, and local contexts and processes.

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, Research Associate of SOAS, University of London and Secretary-General of EATS (2012–2018). The Executive Editorial Board members are Professor Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan), Dr Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London), Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica), Professor Michael Shiyung Liu (Academia Sinica) and Professor Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University). Book review editor is Professor Gary D. Rawnsley (Aberystwyth University).

The theme of the inaugural edition will be “Taiwan Studies: State of the Field”, edited by Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Dr Dafydd Fell. It intends to cover as wide a range of disciplines as possible. If you would like to submit to the launch issue of the IJTS, the deadline is 31 March 2017. The journal follows a double-blind peer review system. Please follow this link to download a copy of the submission guidelines.

Meanwhile the rolling call for papers for regular issues of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies is also open. The same submission guidelines apply. For further information about the journal, please visit our website.

Contact Details

Please follow submission guidelines and submit your articles by email to the IJTS editorial office: ijts.office@eats-taiwan.eu.

Please write to the IJTS editorial office (ijts.office@eats-taiwan.eu) if you wish to propose a special thematic issue.

Please write to the Book Review Editor, Professor Gary Rawnsley (gdr1@aber.ac.uk) if you would like to review books relevant to Taiwan studies.

The postal address of the IJTS editorial office is: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FE, UK

TAIWAN STUDIES DISSERTATION AWARD IN THE UK ROC MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS & UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2017

The annual Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award (TSDA) is set up and managed by the School of Languages and Area Studies of the University of Portsmouth. Funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan), the TSDA is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students who are enrolled in the departments of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities in the UK in the academic year 2016–17.

Students in these disciplines whose dissertations are focused on, related to, or comparing Taiwan with other case studies are eligible to participate in the competition for TSDA.

To encourage the development of Taiwan Studies across disciplines in the UK, TSDA will issue two undergraduate awards and two postgraduate awards. Each will be presented with an official certificate and a modest monetary prize. All submissions will be blind reviewed independently by respected scholars in the field of Taiwan Studies. The primary criteria for assessment are the intellectual rigour of the dissertation. The deadline for submission is 30 June 2017.

There are two channels for submission:

(1) If you are a supervisor and would like to nominate a dissertation under your supervision, please send a copy of the dissertation with a recommendation letter to taiwanstudies@port.ac.uk.

(2) If you are studying in the UK and have written a BA or MA dissertation on Taiwan-related topics, please feel free to nominate yourself to the TSDA. Please email your dissertation and a personal CV (including the names of your supervisors) to taiwanstudies@port.ac.uk.

Please contact the organiser Dr Isabelle Cheng at taiwanstudies@port.ac.uk for any inquires.

CALL FOR PAPERS 59TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AACS WALKER INSTITUTE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA 20–22 OCTOBER 2017

The American Association for Chinese Studies (AACS) annual conference program committee invites proposals for panels, roundtables, and papers concerning China, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora for the 59th Annual Conference, hosted by the Walker Institute, University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina, from 20-22 October 2017. The theme of the conference is “China and Taiwan in a Changing World”. The AACS seeks to construct a balanced program, including panels representing the humanities, social sciences, communication studies, education, business, and other related disciplines.

The AACS is an interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of China, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Membership in AACS is required for participation in the annual conference, and non-members are welcome to submit proposals, join the Association and participate in the annual conference. We encourage submissions from graduate students, junior and senior scholars, and overseas participants.

The program committee prefers proposals for complete panels (a chair, 2-3 papers, and a discussant) and roundtables (a chair and 3-4 other participants). The committee also welcomes proposals for individual papers and will attempt to place them on appropriate panels. Panels and roundtables concerning special events or topics of broad significance are welcome.

The program committee consists of June Teufel Dreyer (University of Miami), Fang-long Shih (London School of Economics and Political Science), and John Hsieh (University of South Carolina). Proposals should include the names and roles of panel/roundtable participants, contact information, paper topics and short abstracts (not to exceed 250 words). Please send your proposal by e-mail to the program chair, John Hsieh at aacs2017@gmail.com. Include complete contact information (address, telephone number, and e-mail) for all participants. The deadline for panel and individual proposals is 1 March 2017. Scholars submitting proposals by the deadline will be notified of their inclusion in the program by 30 May 2017.

The AACS views panellist registration and attendance as a serious professional obligation. Panellists must register for the AACS 2017 conference before 20 September 2017 or be excluded from the printed program.