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International Conference on Intersectional Perspectives on Migration, Displacement and Human Rights (Joint Taiwan-Austrian Seminar MOST/FWF)
Chang Jung Christian University, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies and the Department of East Asian Studies - Sinology at the University of Vienna
27 to 31 October 2016

長榮大學臺灣研究所與 維也納大學漢學系
時間:201610 27-31
地點:長榮大學, 第一教學大樓2T10201

Programme 27 October 2016

Train from Tainan to CJCU 9.12 (Walking distance from hotel: 15 min)
Wen Chen-hua, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Director, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies, CJCU
Welcome remarks
Anna Babka (Vienna), Jens Damm (Tainan), Astrid Lipinsky (Vienna)
Introduction to the topic of the conference
Coffee Break
11:15-12:45 Migration Chair Alin Christian (Tainan)

Waltraud Ernst (Linz)
Entangled Subjects in Transnational Movements

Lo Yung Ching (Tainan)
Mapping Indigenous Traditional Territories in Diaspora Scenarios: Timescapes observed in the Taroko Area, East Taiwan
13:45 -14:45 Pop Culture I Chair Ann Heylen

Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle (Vienna)
Gender and Migration on the Screen: Chinese Masculinities in the German Crime Television Series Tatort

Sang-Yeon Loise Sung (Vienna)
Singing Christianity: Role of Christian Singers in K-Pop Scene
14:45-15:15 Coffee break
15:15-16:45 Pop Culture II Chair Ann Heylen

Fu Yu-wen (Kaohsiung)
Wansei Back Home: Japanese in Taiwan from the Perspective of a Recent Taiwanese Film

Adina Zemanek (Vienna)
Gender, Power and the Gaze in the Taiwanese TV Series Falling (2013)
Train from CJCU 17:34
18:00 – 20:00
Welcome Dinner Hotel Tainan

28 October

Train 9:12 – 9:29
9:45-12:15 Displacement Chair Jens Damm

Yoshihisa Amae (Tainan)
Post-imperial Liminalities of Retained Japanese liuyong riqiao in Postwar Taiwan, 1945-1947

Anna Babka (Vienna)
Interrogating the Poetics of Refugeeism & Migration in Trinh T. Min-ha’s Elsewhere, Within here: Immigration, Refugeeism and the Boundary Event

Tsai Fen-fang (Chungli)
Reflecting on Intersectionality of Gender and Ethnicity: Rethinking Transnational Marriages from Indonesia to Taiwan

Chuang Hui-tun (Tainan)
When Sakiraya Men Marry Amis Women:  Reconstruction of Gender Relations and Ethnic Identities


Lunch Talk: Wen Chen-hua (Tainan): Introduction to Siraya and Pingpu Studies (in Chinese)
Train from CJCU 13-57
Visit of the National Museum of Taiwanese Literature (guided tour)
Dinner at a local Tainan restaurant

29 October
Train 9:42 – 9:59

10:15-12:15 Queer Issues and Gender Ideologies Chair: Elisabeth Greif

Linda Gail Arrigo (Taipei)

The Changing Roles of Daughters and Wives in 1970’s Taiwan: Looking Back on the Gender Ideology of Women Factory Workers

Jens Damm (Tainan)
The Role of LGBTQ Issues in Taiwan’s New Cultural Diplomacy

Rosa Enn (Vienna)
Overcoming Inequality by Affirmative Action

13:15-15:15 Human Rights: Chair  Hye Kyung Park (asked)

Sabine Burghart (Vienna)
Human Rights and Minorities in South Korea: A Com­parative Perspective on the Inclusion of Migrants

Astrid Lipinsky (Vienna)
Localizing Human Rights: The Taiwanese Adoption of CEDAW into national law

Elisabeth Greif (Linz)
Autonomy, Inclusion and (Symbolic) Represen-tation - A Queer Reading of Human Rights

Li Shu-chun (Kaohsiung)
Multiple Inequalities: Gender, Intersectionality and Human Right on Kaohsiung Gas Explosion
Human Rights Discussion
Final discussion including future cooperation
Farewell Dinner, Shangri-La Tainan

30 October
Visit of historical Tainan (guided tour, Lu Menghui)
In the afternoon, check out and transfer to Kaohsiung (Holiday Garden Hotel,  No. 279, Liuhe 2nd Rd, Qianjin District, Kaohsiung City, 801)

31 October
Visit of Kaohsiung (Chuang Hui-tun and Jens Damm)

9:30 – 10:30 Visit of the Social Affairs Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government, discussion on the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming and issues of human rights
高雄市政府社會局 婦保科, 80203高雄市苓雅區四維三路29

Austrian Participants (paper presenters)
University of Vienna
1.             Associate Prof. Dr. Anna Babka
2.             Dr. Astrid Lipinsky
3.             Dr. Rosa Enn
4.             Dr. Sabine Burghart
5.             Dr. Arnhilt Johanna Hoefle
6.             Dr. Sang-Yeon Loise Sung
7.             Dr. Adina Zemanek (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Johannes-Kepler University Linz
8.             Ass. Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Greif
9.             Dr. Waltraud Ernst
Taiwanese Participants (paper presenters)
Chang Jung Christian University
10.         Associate Prof. Dr. Jens Damm
11.         Assistant Prof. Dr. Chuang Hui-tun
12.         Associate Professor Dr. Yoshisa Amae
13.         Assistant Prof. Dr. Yung-ching Lo
National Central University, Chungli
14.         Assistant Prof. Dr. Tsai Fen-fang
Taipei Medical University
15.         Dr. Linda Gail Arrigo, retired
National University of Kaohsiung
16.         Associate Prof. Dr. Fu Yu-wen(傅鈺雯副教授高雄大學西洋語文學系)
Kaohsiung Medical University
17.         Assistant Prof. Dr. Shu-chun Li

Chairs and Discussants
18.     Associate Prof. Dr. Ann Heylen, National Taiwan Normal University
19.     Prof. Dr. Alin Cristian, Chang Jung Christian University

Graduate Institute of Taiwan Studies in cooperation with the Department of East Asian Studies - Sinology at the University of Vienna; the conference is supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)
Organisers: Anna Babka (Vienna) Astrid Lipinsky (Vienna) Jens Damm (Taiwan)
Chang Jung Christian University, First Academic Building, T10201 Address: No. 1, Changda Rd., Guiren District, Tainan City 71101, Taiwan (R.O.C.), First Academic Building, T10201
Contact and registration: Jens Damm or Ms. Wang 06-2785123 ext. 4011

共同主辦: 長榮大學台灣研究所、維也納大學漢學系 策劃人: Anna Babka(維也納) Astrid Lipinsky 李雅瑞(維也納) Jens Damm 達嚴思(臺灣)
聯絡報名及相關資訊: 06-2785123 4011 王小姐
指導單位:臺灣科技部、奧地利 FWF 主辦單位:長榮大學台灣研究所 地 址:台南市歸仁區長大路1

Paul Lim gave a lecture on Taiwan in EU relations on May 14, 2013. Paul Lim is Prof. emeritus, currently carrying out research on a Taiwan Fellowship, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, ROC.

Wafa Ghermani gave a lecture on Taiwanese films, titled "Taipei on Screen" at our institute on April 23, 2013. Wafa is a Ph.D. Candidate at University of La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. 


Taipei, a city built to weaken the strength of the powerful south of Taiwan, has become with the birth of cinema the main object of contradictory representations. Symbol of a perfect colonial city under the Japanese era, Taipei turns into the capital of the Republic of China. As did the Japanese before, the (waisheng) film directors, such as Lee Hsing or Bai Jing-Rui, promoted Taipei both as a very modern urban center and as the center of « true » China. The city thus acquired a metaphorical status of the Chinese power in Taiwan that allowed directors, especially of the hoklo language films to cast a darker image on the city: a sense of loss, both physical and moral.
In the 1980s, New Cinema director Wan Jen also used this subversive representation in his first feature film Super Citizen/超級市民 , but he really conveyed an ambivalent feeling about the city being both a place of loss but also of fascinating attraction. He went on with the next films of his Taipei Trilogy (Super Citizen Ko/超級大國民 and Connected by Fate/超級公民) showing Taipei as both a metaphor of oblivion of the past (both the white terror and the democratic movement).
If in the 2000s, the tension between an official image of Taipei, especially since the construction of the 101 tower and the creation of the Taipei Film Commission, and a not that bright on is still going on, the tone of the films is much lighter. And in fact, the new cinematographic competition is more between Taipei and the rest of Taiwan now.

Dr. Astrid Lipinsky
University of Vienna
Lecture titele: Between local, international and the government: How Taiwan’s women’s movement positions itself ( 臺灣婦女運動如何自我定位:本土化、國際化、與政府導向?)
Date: September 26, 2012

Dr. Oliver Streiter
Assistant Professor, Department of Western Languages and Literature, National University of Kaohsiung
Ph.D. in Machine Translation, University of Sarrland
Specialization: Linguistic Anthropology, Computational Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics

Lecture Title:

"Keeping Tracks of the Placenames on Taiwan’s Tombstones:
Methods, Mapping, and Manifestation"

Date: Tuesday 15:20, 6 March, 2012

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Dr. Sigrid Winkler

Senior Associate Research Fellow
Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium
Taiwan Fellow, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (ROC)
Center for Chinese Studies
Taipei, Taiwan

Lecture Title:
"The EU policy on Taiwan's participation in international organizations: World Trade Organization and World Health Organization"
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Date: Thursday, 15 December, 2011

More Dr. Winkler's article: "Biding Time: The Challenge of Taiwan’s International Status"

Dr. Stéphane Corcuff

Dept. of Political Science, University of Lyon

Title: Book Launch: "Neighboring China: The Liminality of Taiwan"

Book Information

Date: Monday, 17 November, 2011

Dr. Astrid Lipinsky
Dept. of Sinology, University of Vienna

Title: "Multiculturalism in children's books:Taiwanese authors on migrant brides and their families"

校外推廣中的多元文化主義: 從臺灣的兒童書談外籍配偶與她們的小孩

Date: Friday, 16 September 2011

Dr. Scott Simon

Dept. of Anthropology, University of Ottawa

Title: "Measuring Aboriginal Knowledge? Knowledge on Hunting and Ecology of the Seediq and Taroko People"

Date: Friday, 27 May 2011

Mr. Jim Abbott
Former Legislator, Canada

Title: "Promoting Taiwan Affairs in Canada: An International Diplomacy Experience"

Date: Tuesday, 8 January 2011    

Dr. Astrid Lipinsky

Dept. of Sinology, University of Vienna

Title: "Gender Justice by Inclusion: How the women's movement can provide redress"

Date: Friday, 1 October 2010

Dr. Stéphane Corcuff

Dept. of Political Science, University of Lyon

Title: “Post-Coloniality and Taiwan’s ‘Discursive Liminality’ vis-à-vis China: Hegemony, Politics of Values and Historical Geopolitics of the Taiwan Strait”

Date: December 18, 2009