Saturday, October 17, 2015

Yoshi Amae, Chuang Hui-tun and Jens Damm present paper at the Jointseminar on Gender and Intersectionality in Taiwan and Austria, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna 21/22 – 24 October 2015

Gender and Intersectionality in Taiwan and Austria - Joint Seminar Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna

21/22 – 24 October 2015, see

Jens Damm presenting a paper "The Ethnic Chinese Diaspora and the Transnationalization of China Studies" at the workshop “China Studies in a Global Context”, Free University Berlin


Globalization has left its mark on academia – and its consequences are particularly obvious in fields that deal with the »world« across national and cultural divides like area studies do. Discourses about global affairs have become global discourses. Modern China Studies / Sinology is very much part of this dynamic. The field needs to come to terms with a multitude of new challenges: How do the increasing economic, political, cultural and social ties between China and the world alter the field? How do they impact processes of knowledge production? And how do China Studies /Sinology position themselves theoretically to adjust to a context in constant flux? Old premises have been placed under rigorous scrutiny. »Western« sinology’s historical roots in colonialism are reexamined. Is a science that was born complicit in subduing old China up to the task to help the world understand a newly returned contemporary China? How does it have to readjust – and which of its conceptualizations have stood the test of time?


Thursday, June 18, 2015

Monday, June 1, 2015

Lecture by Prof. Stéphane Corcuff 3 June 2015

Prof Stéphane Corcuff  高格孚; Director of the CEFC Taipei and Associate Prof. University of Lyon, will give a lecture on  從「多元化國家認同」到「地緣政治上的閾境性」:以臺灣為個案研究  /  From 'Pluralistic national identification' to 'geopolitical liminality': Taking Taiwan as a case-Study.

Date and venue:
3 June  2015, 18:00 to 20:00
CJCU, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies, First Academic Building, Conference Room, Second Floor

An outline of the lecture can be downloaded.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lecture by Jens Damm at National Chenggong University

Jens Damm will give a lecture 
"China's Cultural Diplomacy: Role of Non-State Actors and Regional Variations"
at National Chenggong University, Tainan,
Date and time:April 30  Thursday  13:00~15:00

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Excursion with exchange students

On Saturday, 18 April 2015, the course on Taiwanese culture (taught by Jens Damm) spent one day in Kaohsiung: first, we visited the  Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, where we were given a brief introduction to the museum, especially on various representations of 'Buddha' ranging from Song China, the Japanese period in Taiwan until the works of more recent Taiwanese artists. Afterwards, we walked through the permanent exhibition and finally enjoyed the works of the Japanese artist Kusama Yayoi, A Dream I Dreamed. Afterwards, lunch at the Kaohsiung Hakka Cultural Museum.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Paper Presentation

Yoshihisa Amae
will present a paper at the 2015 Annual Meeting, Association for Asian Studies, AAS

Resurrecting the Empire? Reappropriation of Japanese Colonial Sties and Structures in Present-day Taiwanese Heritage-Making

In: An Ulcerous Crime? The 21st-Century Powers of Imperial Debris in Japan’s Former Colonies

Thu, March 26, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Chicago Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Level 4, Chicago Ballroom IX

Friday, March 20, 2015

Public Lecture

Jens Damm will present a lecture on China's Cultural Diplomacy. Prague 2 April 2015

Paper Presentation

Jens Damm will present a paper at the 11th Annual Meeting of the European Association of 
Taiwan Studies, 8 - 10 April 20-15, Krakow, Poland.

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

Chair: Lara Momesso
Discussant: Carsten Storm

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

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

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