Sunday, February 26, 2012

TAIPEI TIMES EDITORAL: "Ma should worry about Taiwanese, not Chinese"

A piece by Prof. Chuang Wan-shou appeared in Taipei Times.

While Chuang's points are well-taken, I personally think Zhuyin fuhao (bopomofo) is utterly inept. Hanyu Pinyin, through which many of us foreigners learned Chinese, is one of the best gifts Communist China had offered to this world. The international faculty in GITS is more open-minded, though never too "pro-China," PRC and ROC alike. (Written by Yoshi Amae)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lecture Announcement

Jens Damm will give a lecture on Cross-Strait Cyber-Communities and the Perceptions of Taiwanese: the Case of Xiamen, Fujian Province at the Asian Studies Centre, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford on 29 February 2012.

New Book Release

Jens Damm will present the edited volume "European Perspectives on Taiwan" (with contributions by Jens Damm and Yoshi Amae) at a seminarorganized by the EIAS in Brussels on 27 February 2012.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Research Fellow Prof. Taru Salmenkari

We welcome Dr. Taru Salmenkari, Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, who will be residing at the GITS for one year from 1 March 2012 as recipient of the Taiwan Fellowship Program. Dr. Salmenkari will carry on her research on vertical and horizontal civil society relations in Taiwan and other parts of East Asia.