The first issue contains the topical section ‘Ecologising Taiwan’, guest edited by Andrea Bachner and David Der-wei Wang. The six articles included in the topical section are by Kyle Shernuk, Yuwen Hsiung, Darryl Sterk, Mark McConaghy, Brian Skerratt, and Carlos Rojas. The full content of the IJTS 4.1 are as follows.

IJTS 4.1 Table of Content:

  • Editorial (Ming-yeh Rawnsley) – open access
  • Introduction: Ecologising Taiwan (Andrea Bachner & David Der-wei Wang) – open access
  • The Ecology of Travel: Capitalism, Ethnicity, and the Environment in Dadelavan Ibau’s Farewell, Eagle (Kyle Shernuk)
  • Competing with Urban Verticality: Cinematic Landscapes in Seediq Bale and Beyond Beauty: Taiwan from Above (Yuwen Hsiung)
  • Ecologising Seediq: Towards an Ecology of an Endangered Indigenous Language from Taiwan (Darryl Sterk)
  • Filaments in Time and Space: Lien Heng’s Elegant Words and the Linguistic Ecology of 1930s Taiwan (Mark McConaghy)
  • Born Orphans of the Earth: Pastoral Utopia in Contemporary Taiwanese Poetry (Brian Skerratt)
  • A Surplus of Fish: Language, Literature, and Cultural Ecologies in Ng Kim Chew’s Fiction (Carlos Rojas)
  • The Returnee as an Outsider: Reunion and Division in Wang Quan’an’s Apart Together (團圓, tuan yuan) (Phyllis Yu-ting Huang)
  • Forum: Delimiting ‘Cross-Strait Studies’: Kua’an (跨岸) vs. Liang’an (兩岸) (Gunter Schubert, Shelley Rigger, Beatrice Zani, Syaru Shirley Lin, Chih-Jou Jay Chen
  • Book Review: Carrie Poon on Urban Modernities
  • Book Review: Wei-ting Yen on Taiwan’s Social Welfare Movements
  • Book Review: Edward Vickers on Heritage, Memory and Punishment and ‘Difficult Heritage’ in Nation Building

The second issue includes a topical section “Taiwan as Epistemic Challenger”, guest edited by Professors Chih-Jou Jay Chen and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao.

4.2 Table of Content:

  • Editorial (Ming-yeh Rawnsley)

Topical Section:

  • Introduction: Taiwan as Epistemic Challenge (Chih-jou Chen & Hsin-huang Michael Hsiao)
  • Historiography of the Other: Global History and the Indigenous Pasts of Taiwan (Leigh Jenco & Birgit Tremml-Werner)
  • Controversies about Religious Organisations within an Evolving Taiwan Civil Society (Richard Madsen)
  • Chinese and Taiwanese Identities in Taiwan as Epistemic Challengers (Feng-yi Chu)
  • Making Taiwan Relevant to Sociology: A Case Study on the Publication Pattern in the Major US Journals (Chengpang Lee)

Research Paper:

  • Reconsidering Sinophone Studies: The Chinese Cold War, Multiple Sinocentrisms, and Theoretical Generalisation (Flair Donglai Shi)
  • Taiwan-Myanmar Relations Within the Framework of the New Southbound Policy (Kristina Kironska)


  • Introducing Taiwanese-Language Cinema in Europe (Chris Berry)

Book Reviews:

  • Ivy I-Chu Chang, Taiwan Cinema, Memory, and Modernity (Mary Jane Ainslie)
  • Andreas Fulda, The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Sharp Power and Its Discontents (Adrian Chiu & Ming-lun Chung)
  • Mei-Ling Pan et al. (Eds), 跨界跨代的台灣研究︰北美台灣研究學會二十年 [Crossing Disciplines and Generations: 20 Years of NATSA] (Hsin-I Sydney Yueh)
  • Dafydd Fell and Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Eds),Taiwan Studies Revisited (Jens Damm)
  • Hong-Zen Wang, 全球生產壓力鏈:越南台商、工人與國家 [Under Global Production Pressure: Taiwan Capital, Vietnamese Workers and the State] (Chun-yi Lee)