Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A New Graduate-Level Introductory Course in Taiwan Studies.

The Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies (GITS) at Chang Jung Christian University announces the opening of a new graduate-level course in Taiwan Studies. The course covers a wide range of issues affecting present-day Taiwan, such as historical-political development (decolonization and democratization), contemporary society (gender, ethnicity, national identity), and cross-Strait relations (political sovereignty and economic integration). The course not only provides basic knowledge about Taiwan, but also examines, through a critical and comparative perspective, some of the major issues confronting the island nation. In addition to regular lectures, the course will feature special lectures by renowned international scholars.

The course will meet on a weekly basis and will consist of 12 three-hour classes (class periods consist of two breaks). The language of the instruction is English.

Venue: 6F, 1st Academic Building, CJCU

Date & Time
Tuesdays, 18:00 – 21:00

Bachelor’s degree

Tuition Fee:
10,000 NT $

Payment should be made at:
Chang Jung Christian University Extension Education Center, Administrative Bldg., 3F, No. 396, Chang Jung Rd., Guiren Township, Tainan County 71101

please contact assistant professor Yoshihisa Amae
Office Tel: (06)2785123  ext.4018

Professor who are in charge of the English Program:

Position: Assistant Professor
Name: Yoshihisa Amae
Mail: amaeyoshi@gmail.com
Education: Ph.D. (Political Science), University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Specialization: Postcolonial and Cultural Studies; International Relations and Comparative Politics

Position: Assistant Professor
Name: Jens Damm
Mail: jens.damm@fu-berlin.de
Education: Ph.D. (history and cultural studies), Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany

Specialization: Social history (gender, ethnicity, diaspora);Social-cultural anthropology (media anthropology, gender)

Lecture by Dr. Astrid Lipinsky

1 October 2010, 10.00h - 12.00h
Dr. Astrid Lipinsky, Assistant Professor, University Vienna, Austria (in Chinese and English)

Gender Justice by Inclusion: How the women's movement can provide redress
This paper discusses the options of the (local, global) women's movement to offer justice to women victims who have a legitimate claim to (transitional) justice.
In 2003, the mass rape of German women in Berlin at the end of World War II finally found public attention. After 60 years of silence, a few victims recounted their experience. This paper describes how the feminist NGO Medica mondiale e.V. tried then and tries till today to incorporate the victims of 1945 into feminist history, and how it attempts to provide justice by listening to their stories. The value of providing space and of appreciating private memories for a gender concept of transitional justice is assessed, while simultanously outlining its problems. The paper discusses how transitional justice can be integrated as a part of the women’s movement; and if any findings might be of interest to Taiwan. Taiwanese former Japanese "comfort women" and the ererba widows and their inclusion in the Taiwanese women's movement history will be discussed.

Chang Jung Christian University
Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies,
396, Sec. 1, Chang Jung Rd.
71101 Guiren, Tainan, Taiwan+886 (0)6-2785123 ext. 4011
2nd floor