EATS has established the Library Research Grant (LRG) since 2014 to give its members the opportunity to travel to a library within Europe for a short research stay. In 2017, LRG abolished the restrictions on the location of relevant libraries and archives. Grants were allocated depending on the fund available and the number of received applications.

In 2019, the LRG was renamed Fieldwork Grant in order to support a wider range of research projects.

The winners of 2020 Fieldwork Grants are:

  1. Dr. Milan Chen, Technische Universitat Munchen ‘Understanding the populism-climate change nexus in Taiwan’
  2. Ming-Chi Yu, Ph D candidate, National Taiwan University, project title: Visit of museums in Holland in search of aboriginal relics and textiles
  3. Jay Chieh Kao, Ph D candidate, University of Texas at Austin, project title: How the Pro-Beijing Media influence Voter Behaviour and Opinion: A Randomized Fieldwork Experiment during the 2020 Taiwanese General Election’.
  4. Sara Simic, MA Student, University of Zagreb: ‘Voice of the Empire: Japanese radio and broadcasting culture in Taiwan: audio documentary project’

The Winners of the 2019 LRG are:

  1. Simon Green, PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire. The Formosan aborigines according to Spanish 16th century sources: The brief Spanish settlement on Taiwan created some of the few documents explaining the way of life of Northern Formosan aborigines in the early 1600s. What can we conclude from these documents about the way of life of the Formosan aborigines at the time?
  2. I-Lin Liu, PhD student at Indiana University, Bloomington. This research project, “Before the Wave: Film Cultures in Taiwan, 1965-1982”, will explore the development of film cultures in Taiwan in the sixties and seventies. Specifically, it will focus on United States Information Agency’s programming and exhibition of art, documentary, and experimental films in Taiwan and other places in the world during this time period. This project aims to expand our understanding of the dynamics of the global circulation of and local responses to modernist film cultures.

The Winners of the 2018 LRG are:

  1. Ek-hong Ljavakaw Sia, University of Tübingen, Church-State Relations and Nation-State Formation: How the Presbyterian Church Leaved an Important Imprint of its own Image on the Making of the Taiwanese Nation-State with Three Nation-State Ideologies. He will conduct archives research at Tainan Theological College and Seminary Library, Center for Historical Materials, Taiwan Church Press.
  2. Silvia Schiavi, University of Roma Tre, Transnational and Transcultural Library Trends: Taiwan 1960s Modernism as a Case Study. She will conduct archives research at the Taiwan National Central University.
  3. Tommy Chun-ying Kwan, SOAS, A Case Study of Taiwan Public Diplomacy: Kwang Hua Information and Culture Centre in Hong Kong. He will conduct archives research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Winners of the 2017 LRG were:

  1. Yi-chi Chiu (University of Manchester), “Reading Decadence in Taiwanese Urben Literature“, Propose to go to Leiden.
  2. Maja Korbecka (Jagiellonian University in Krakow), “The decay and generation gap in Chang Tso-chi’s cinematic works“, Propose to go to National Taiwan University Library for 2 weeks.
  3. Elisa Tamburo (SOAS), “Anthropology of Relocation“, Propose to go to Ministry of National Defence archives for 15 days (including probably other fieldwork).
  4. Dasa Okroznik (University of Primorska, Slovenia), “Representations of cultural heritage and national identify in tourism“, Propose to go to SOAS for 2 weeks.

The winners of the 2016 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. Huang, Chia-Yuan, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University College London. Research topic is “Taiwanese Professionals in London and Paris: Transnationality and Overseas Experience in Europe”. Proposed to research two libraries: (1) Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (Paris) and (2) Bibliothèque de l’Institut d’Asie Orientale (Lyon).
  2. Lin, Tzu-yu, finished PhD at University of Edinburgh (within 3 years of having submitted the PhD thesis and not yet in a full-time lectureship). Currently stationed in Taiwan. Research topic is “Translating Memories—A Comparative Study of the Holocaust and the Japanese Colonial Memory in Translation”. Proposed to research Vienna University Library.
  3. So, Nelson Kai-Ho, DPhil student in History University of Oxford. Research topic is “Diplomatic history of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan under the rule of the Chinese Nationalists during the Cold War period”. Proposed to research in the libraries of the University of Tübingen.
  4. Szentesi, Gabor Ambrus, PhD student at the University of Pannonia, Hungary. Research topic is “Colliding Forces of Cross-Strait Economic Integration & Strengthening Taiwanese Identity”.
  5. Tang, Qin, PhD candidate of East Asian Politics, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Research topic is “The Changing Relationship between Mainland China and Taiwan in the rising age of Globalization”. Proposed to research in the libraries of the University of Tübingen.

The winners of the 2015 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. Boyle, Martin, PhD Student, Kent University, UK. His research project is entitled “Who, When and Why is Taiwan”. His selected library is Leiden University, East Asian Library.
  2. Lin, Tzu-yu, PhD Candidate, Edinburgh University. Her research topic is entitled “The Invisible Agents of Japanophone Taiwanese Literature“. Her selected library is SOAS Library.
  3. Minh, Nguyen Huong, PhD Student, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her research Topic is “Sunflowers and Umbrellas: ‘Confucian Protest’ in Taiwan and Hong Kong in 2014” and the selected library is SOAS Library, London. However due to changing personal circumstances, Nguyen Huong subsequently decided to withdraw from her award.

The winners of the 2014 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.