The latest version of the programme can be downloaded as PDF file.


Tower of Hohentübingen Castle, Room 165 ​(Turmzimmer)




Welcoming Remarks:

Prof. Dr. Stefanie Gropper (Prorector for Students, Studies and Teaching)

Prof. Dr. Jörn Staecker (Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies)

Dr. Wu­-lien Wei (Representative of the R.O.C.)

Prof. Lin Wen­-cheng (Taiwan Foundation for Democracy)

Prof. Dr. Gunter Schubert (ERCCT Director)

  Short Break
Keynote speech 1

Prof. Thomas Gold ​(University of California, Berkeley)

Keynote speech 2

Prof. Wan­yao Chou ​(National Taiwan University)

Roundtable Discussion moderated by Prof. Lin Wen-­cheng: The Global State of Taiwan Studies

Wan­-yao Chou, Stéphane Corcuff, Dafydd Fell, Thomas Gold, Gunter Schubert

17:15 Registration

April 9, 2010 (Friday)

Wilhelmstr. 19

Seminar room 001 (Seminarraum 001)

Panel 1 — Literature

Chair: N.N.

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

Panel 2 — Domestic Politics

Chair: G. Schubert

The Quest for Authenticity – Modernists and Realists Re-­evaluated

Carsten Storm​ ​(Dresden University of Technology)

Discussant: M. Laureillard-Wendland

Taiwanese Parties’ Candidate selection in the Aftermath of Electoral Reform: Case of the 2009 Local Executive Elections

Dafydd Fell (SOAS)

Discussant: N.N.

Taiwan starting a modern literature: irony, satire and resistance in fiction from the Japanese occupation

Federica Passi (Ca’ Foscari University, Venice)

Discussant: T. Dluhosova

A Democracy without Liberalness: An Assessment of Taiwan’s Liberal Democracy

Hung-jen Wang (ERCCT)

Discussant: N.N.

The identity of Taiwan through its past according to three poets of today

Marie Laureillard-Wendland (Lumière-Lyon 2 University)

Discussant: A. Heylen

Youth political identity and participation in Taiwan’s bipartite democratic structure

Ryan Brading (University of Essex)

Discussant: Y.-K. Kao

Whose story is it? ── Postmodernism, history and ‘historiographic metafiction’ in the context of Taiwanese literature

Jana Benesova (National Chengchi University)

Discussant: JC. Storm

The Future Development of Political Factions in TaiwanAn Analysis from 2009 Local Elections

Yuang-Kuang Kao (National ChengChi University)

Discussant: D. Fell

Coffee Break
Seminar room 001 (Seminarraum 001)

Panel 3 — Taiwan History with special attention to the Indigenous Past

Chair: H. Klöter

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

Panel 4 — Economics and Business

Chair: D. Fell

The Trope of the Formosan Headhunter: “Savage” Violence in Taiwanese History

Scott Simon (University of Ottawa)

Discussant: Chou Wan-yao

Economic Security Implications of the Migration of the Taiwanese Semiconductor Industry to China

Ming-chin Monique Chu (SOAS)

Discussant: G. Schubert

Who are the ancestors and where are the ancestral lands? – A case study of the construction of discourses relating to ‘ancestral land’ in contemporary Truku land movements

Ching Hsiu Lin (University of Edinburgh)

Discussant: O. Streiter

Have Taiwanese Businesses Lost Their World? The Changing Interaction between Taiwanese Businesses and Local Chinese Governments

Chun-yi Lee (University of Leiden)

Discussant: G. Schubert

Interactions between Dutchmen and Aborigines on Paper: Brievenboek, Kerkboek van Formosa

Ann Heylen (National Taiwan Normal University)

Discussant: Liao Wen-shuo

Selective Diffusion of the ICT development in East Asia

Han-Teng Liao (University of Oxford)

Discussant: J. Damm

  Lunch Break
Keynote Speech by Prof. Wen-Cheng Lin(Taiwan Foundation for Democracy)

Lecture hall 002

Presentation: A Considerate View on the Taiwanese, Michael Danielsen(Taiwan Corner, Copenhagen)

Lecture hall 002

Seminar room 001 (Seminarraum 001)

Panel 5 — The Phenomenon of Bentuhua in Taiwanese Society

Chair: J. Damm

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

Panel 6 — Economic Integration and the PRC

Chair: D.Fell

The women’s movement and indigenous self-identity in Taiwan: Can global feminism localize?

Astrid Lipinsky (University of Vienna)

Discussant: S. Corcuff

Are we on the right track: a historical view on ECFA

Ting Ting Chang (LSE)

Discussant: C.-Y. Lee

The legacy of the bentuhua movement in contemporary rush- weaving craft production in rural Taiwan

Yi-Fang Chen(University of Edinburgh)

Discussant: S. Corcuff

Opportunities, Obstacles and Challenges for China and Taiwan in Adopting CBMs in the Military/Security Domain

Saša Istenič (University of Ljubljana)

Discussant: Y.-K. Kao

 An Archeological View on Bentuhua: Taiwan’s Tombstones in a Historical Perspective

Ann Meifang Lin (University of Kaohsiung)

Discussant: S. Corcuff

Reminiscence of Zollverein – ECFA from a Constructivist View

Cho-Hsin Su (Panthéon-Assas Paris II University)

Discussant: C.-Y. Lee

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

EATS General Assembly(Chair: Ann Heylen)

20:00 Conference Dinner

in the Restaurant “Casino am Neckar”, hosted by the Taipei Representative Office to the FRG, Berlin


April 10, 2010 (Saturday)

Wilhelmstr. 19



Seminar room 001 (Seminarraum 001)

Panel 7 — Language Policies / Taiwan Studies

Chair: Ann HEYLEN

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

Panel 8 — Gender

Chair: A. Lipinsky

Language policy from below: Re-reading Huang Shihui

Henning Klöter (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Discussant: W.-Y. Chou

Citizens from Outside: The Political Implications of Marriage Migration from China to Taiwan

Isabelle Cheng (SOAS)

Discussant: A. Lipinsky

Language Policy in the Early Postwar Period in Taiwan

Táňa Dluhošová (Masaryk University)

Discussant: H. Klöter

Tongzhi in Contemporary Taiwan and the Policy of Multi- Culturalism

Jens Damm (Chang Jung University, Tainan)

Discussant: C. Storm

The Institutionalization of Taiwan Studies: A European Approach

Hardina Ohlendorf (SOAS)

Discussant: Tom Gold

The life course of Taiwanese female head of household: a case study of Taipei, 1906-1944

Xingchen Lin(Radboud University Nijmegen)

Discussant: Scott Simon

Coffee Break
Seminar room 001 (Seminarraum 001)

Panel 9 — Anthropology, Religion and Popular Culture

Chair: S. Simon

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

Panel 10 — Placemaking, Multiculturalism and the City

Chair: C. Storm

An interpretation of popular Chinese religion in Taiwan

Fabian Graham (Bristol University)

Discussant: A. Mittag

The Transnational Poetry of Tsài Míng-Liàng’s (蔡明亮) Cinema: the memory of sites

Susana Sanz Giménez (Complutense University Madrid)

Discussant: J. Damm

Private Shrines and Public Underworlds: some remarks on “traditional” cosmologies in Taiwan

Yves Menheere (National Taiwan University)

Discussant: A. Mittag

Building Locality at the Site of Memories

Min-Chin Chiang (Leiden University)

Discussant: A. Heylen

The Functions of Hallyu in the Negotiation and Construction of Contemporary Taiwanese Identity

Sang-Yeon Sung (University of Vienna)

Discussant: Y.-F. Chen

Empire and Regional Identity: Ide Kaoru’s Architecture Writings

Wen-shuo Liao  (Academia Historica)

Discussant: A. Heylen

Current Cultural Politics of Ethnicity in Manhattan Chinatown: The Competition between China and Taiwan

Ann Shu-ju Chiu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Discussant: J. Damm

 Lunch Break

Lecture hall 002 (Hörsaal 002)

MA Panel

Chair: S. Corcuff

Religions and their interaction with politics and identity construction on Taiwan – Two case studies: the Mazu belief and the Presbyterian Church

Jacob Tischer (University of Leipzig)

The political discourse of Ma Ying-jeou about the international status of Taïwan

Jean-Baptiste Leclercq (Oriental Asia Institute of Lyon)

 Closing Session