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The 12th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies
Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Wednesday 8 – Friday 10 April 2015
Coll. Novum – Main Hall at Collegium Novum, Gołębia Str 24
Coll. Maius – Bobrzyński Hall at Collegium Maius, Jagiellońska Str 15
Maximum A – Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza Str 33, Room A
Maximum B – Auditorium Maximum, Krupnicza Str 33, Room B
Day 1 Wednesday 8th April
Time: 11:00h – 11:30h

Location: Coll. Novum

Taiwan Studies Publication Exhibition

Time: 11:30h – 12:45h

Location: Coll. Novum


Time: 12:45h – 13:00h

Location: Coll. Novum

Welcome address

Time: 13:00h – 14:00h
Keynote Speech by Prof. Gary Rawnsley
Chair of Public Diplomacy, Aberystwyth University, UK
Location: Coll. Novum
Time: 14:0h – 14:20h


Time: 14:20h – 16:00h
Panel 1a: Great Divergence between Economic Interdependence
and political conflict in East Asia
Location: Coll. Novum
Chair: George Tsai

Discussant: George Tsai

1.     Chang-yong Gu, Sun Yat-sen University, Kaohsiung

2.     Yeh-chung Lu, Cheng Chi University

3.     Bann Seng Tan, Bogazici University

4.     Czeslaw Tubilewitz, University of Adelaide

Panel 1b: Expression of Identity and Nationalism

Location: Coll. Maius

Chair: Hardina Ohlendorf

Discussant: Thomas Gold

1.     Chia-yu Liang
To See the Un-seen Self: The Invisible Core in Taiwanese Identity and the Recognition of the Invisible Others

2.     Adina Zemanek
Familiar Spaces: (National) Home in Contemporary Taiwanese Tourist Souvenirs

3.     Feng-yi Chu
Invisible Heterogeneous Sentiments in History: The Entangled Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese Identities of Native Taiwanese Elders

Time: 16:00h – 16:20h


Time: 16:20h – 18:00h
Panel 2a: International Relations and Informal Diplomacy

Location: Coll. Novum

Chair: Saša Istenič

Discussant: Gary Rawnsley

1.     Rangga Aditya Elias
The (In)visibility of Taiwan-Indonesia Relations: Indonesian Students on the Sideline

2.     Wen-cheng Lin
The Emergence of Two Camps in East Asia and Taiwan’s Strategy

3.     Csaba Moldicz
Economic Relations between Taiwan and EU: In the Midst of Technological Changes, Why is Taiwan Important to the EU?

4.     Colin Alexander
The Visible Donor: Taiwan in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Panel 2b: Approaches to Taiwan Studies

Location: Coll. Maius

Chair: Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

Discussant: Ann Heylen

1.     Bogdan Zemanek,
First Impression Last Forever: Polish Wikipedia on Taiwan and South Korea – Comparisons and Predictions

2.     Weilun Lu
What’s in a Name? The Interplay of Metaphor and Synonymy in Lee Teng-hui’s Presidential Rhetoric

3.     Han-teng Liao, Yi-ching Liao
Chinese-language Literature about Taiwanese Studies: Comparing Chinese-language Results by Five Academic Search Engines

4.     Táňa Dluhošová and Alvin Cheng-hsien Chen
Re-constructing the Literary Field in Early Post-war Taiwan Literature: A Quantitative Study on the Publication Patterns of the Contributors

Time: 18:00h – 19:30h

Free time

Time: 19:30h – 21:30h

Conference dinner


Day 2 Thursday 9th April
Time: 09:00h – 10:30h
Panel 3a: Domestic Development and Party Politics

Location: Maximum A

Chair: Wolfgang Pape

Discussant: Wen-cheng Lin

1.     Chiung Chu Lin,
How People Develop Their Perceptions of Political Parties in Taiwan?

2.     Dafydd Fell,
The Effect of Party Switching on Electoral Prospects: The Case of Taiwan

3.     Zong-rong Lee,
Families United: Kinship Ties and Similarity of Political Donation among Business Groups in Taiwan

Panel 3b: Intersectionality in Taiwan: Han Dominance and Marginalized Groups

Location: Maximum B

Chair: Lara Momesso

Discussant: Carsten Storm

1.     Jens Damm
Early Contradictory Approaches to Gender and Sexuality during Taiwan’s Transformation in the Early 1980s

2.     Rosa Enn
The Representation of Indigenous Women in Taiwan since the Qing Dynasty until the 1980s Period of Social Movement

3.     Astrid Lipinsky
Gender Roles in 1960s Films: Beautiful Duckling and Oyster Girl in Taiwan 50 Years Later

Time: 10:30h – 10:45h


Time: 10:45h – 12:15h
Panel 4a: Cross-Strait Interactions and the Impact

Location: Maximum A

Chair: Colin Alexander

Discussant: Chun-yi Lee

1.     Martin Boyle
Really Exploiting Discursive Cleavages in Cross-Strait Power Relations

2.     Chien-jung Hsu
China’s Influence on Taiwan’s pro-Taiwan/pro-Green Media

3.     Edmund Frettingham
Security and Economic Integration in Taiwan

4.     Hardina Ohlendorf
The Role of Chiang Kai-Shek in PRC Tourism on Taiwan

Panel 4b: Literature

Location: Maximum B

Chair: Ann Heylen

Discussant: Federica Passi

1.     Christopher Payne
(In)Visible Peoples: Eco-colonial Layering in Wang Chia-hsing’s Myth of the Negrito

2.     Carsten Storm
Mapping Imaginary Spaces in Li Yongping’s Jiling Chronicles

3.     Tzu-yu Lin
The (In)visible Taiwanese Postcolonial Literary Studies

4.     Shu-chun Li
Anti-KMT (Dang-Wai) Women as Narrated by Others and by Themselves: The Analysis of Difference of Democracy and Gender

Time: 12:15h – 13:30h


Time: 13:30h – 15:00h
Panel 5a: Governance and Challenges

Location: Maximum A

Chair: Jens Damm

Discussant: Wolfgang Pape

1.     Dean Karalekas
Patterns of Leadership in Taiwan and Implications for Disaster Planning

2.     Yu-wen Huang
Digital Convergence and Taiwan’s Broadband War ahead: A Legal Prospect

3.     Tsu-yi Hung and Ju-yin Hsueh
National Image and Brand Image Influences on Consumer Purchase Intention: Healthcare Tourism in Taiwan

4.     Simona Grano
Newly-Born Tree-Huggers’ Protests in Taiwan and China: Environmental Governance

Panel 5b: Tangible and Intangible of Cultural Heritages

Location: Maximum B

Chair: Bi-yu Chang

Discussant: Niki Alsford, Bi-yu Chang

1.     Hsiao-chiao Chiu
Lineage Heritage or Public Heritage? An Anthropological Perspective on the Cultural Heritage Preservation in Kinmen

2.     Nobayashi Atsushi
Ethnicity of Indigenous Peoples Visualized in Material Culture: A Comparative Study between Museum Collection and Modern Crafts

3.     Peng-hui Wang
Photography with Anthropological Insight: Chang Tsai and Chen Chi-lu’s Photo-text Genre as Taiwan’s Local Cultural Enlightment

Time: 15:05h – 16:35h
Panel 6a: Migration, Cosmopolitanism and Social Change

Location: Maximum A

Chair: Astrid Lipinsky

Discussant: Isabelle Cheng

1.     Chia-yuan Huang
Middling Transmigrants in a Global City:Taiwanese Skilled Workers in London

2.     Lara Momesso
Resetting the Agenda? Mainland Spouses’ New Forms of Organising in Taiwan

3.     Patricia L. Parker
Taiwan’s Cling to Culture: Why Foreign Domestic Workers are Bad for Both Sides

Panel 6b: Popular Culture and Creativity

Location: Maximum B

Chair: Ann Heylen

Discussant: Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

1.     Joycelyn Yi-hsuan Lai
Imaging ‘Taiwanese’ in East Asia: The Taiwanese Intra-Asia Idol Dramas in the Twenty-First Century

2.     Teoh Yang-ming
Indigeneity in Contemporary Popular Indigenous Music in Taitung around 2010

3.     Teri Silvio
The (In)Visibility of Local Style: Creative Industry Ideology and Subcultural Practice Among Taiwanese and Hong Kong Art Toy Designers

Time: 16:35h – 17:00h


Time: 17:00h – 19:00h
EATS Annual General Meeting

Location: Maximum A


Day 3 Friday 10th April
Time: 09:00h – 10:00h
Keynote Speech by Prof. Chris Berry
Chair of Film Studies, King’s College London, UK
Location: Coll. Novum
Time: 10:10h – 11:40h
Panel 7a: Revisiting China-Taiwan-Hong Kong Relationship: Past and Present

Location: Coll. Novum

Chair: Jens Damm

Discussant: Dean Karalekas, Niki Alsford

1.     Isabelle Cheng
Unrealised Glory of the Nation in the Cold War in East Asia: Chiang Kai-shek’s Aborted War Planning of Re-conquering China

2.     Vladmir Stolojan-Filipesco
A Quest for Visibility: The Movement for Rehabilitation of White Terror Victims

3.     Heidi Ning Kang Wang-Kaeding
Selected Visibility: Lessons from Taiwan’s Environmental Protection Experience for China

4.     Malte Philipp Kaeding
Sunflowers and Umbrellas: On the (In)visibility of Taiwan’s Social Movements

Panel 7b: Mapping the Unseen: Taiwan’s Invisibility and Marginality

Location: Coll. Maius

Chair: Simona Grano

Discussant: Ann Heylen

1.     Bi-yu Chang
The Visible Unseen: Mapping the Representation of Taiwan’s Aboriginal Peoples in Elementary School Textbooks

2.     Rossella Ferrari
Performing (In)visibility on the Island: Archipelagic Approaches to East Asian History in Taiwanese Theatre

3.     Pei-yin Lin
The Visibility and Invisibility of Taiwan in English Literary Translation

4.     Thomas Gold
Making Japan-Era Taiwan Visible: The Conflicting Portrayal of Japanese Colonialism in the Films of Wei Te-sheng

Time: 11:40h – 12:00h


Time: 12:00h – 13:30h
MA Panel 1

Location: Coll. Novum

Chair: Astrid Lipinsky

1.     Chi Yeung Chiu
Beyond ‘Blue’ and ‘Green’: An analysis of the economic discourses of KMT and DPP candidates in the 2014 special municipalities’ election in Taiwan

2.     Isabel Schwaninger
National Identity and the Dapu Protests(cancelled)

3.     Jan Heidrich
National Identity and ROC Statehood in Taiwanese Inter-Party Debates on the Japan-Taiwan Relationship

4.     Lucie Farjon
Consider the Invisible Taiwanese Discourses in Order to Rethink the Cross-Strait Relations: The Case of the 318 Movement

5.     Tian Shuai
Invisible Power to Change Taiwan’s Economic Structure

MA Panel 2

Location: Coll. Maius

Chair: Carsten Storm

1.     Yi-chi Chiu
Nihilism in Taiwan ‘Taigu’ Literature

2.     Edward Moon
Assessing the Impact of ECFA and Increased PRC Involvement on the Taiwanese Film Industry

3.     Magdalena Maslakova
Legitimacy as the First Step towards Inculturation: How has the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan Established Legitimacy for Publishing Public Statements?

4.     Rosa Alba Berteli
Rebalancing Public Opinion in Taiwan Rebalancing Public Opinion in Taiwan

5.     Ting-yu Huang
Exploring Taiwanese Imaginations of ‘Democracy’ from the Discourse of Political Figures since the 1970s

Time: 13:30h – 14:15h
Closing Ceremony (incl. YSA, LRG presentations), lunch

Location: Coll. Novum

Time: 15:30h – 18:00h

Old City walking tour


Day 4 Saturday 11th April
Local Tours (optional) (see Optional Tours Information for details)
Auschwitz KL (half day)
Wieliczka Salt Mines (half day)
Auschwitz KL and Wieliczka Salt Mines (whole day)