Past Events

2017

 

Date: October 6, 2017

Speaker: Professor Tun-jen Cheng of William & Mary College

Lecture Title:  “DISAGGREGATING THE EAST ASIAN DEVELOPMENTAL STATE MODEL: Are South Korea and Taiwan Siamese Twins or Kissing Cousins?"

 

2015

 

January - March

CTS Visiting Scholars Program Lecture Series:  All Lectures will take place at South Hall, Room 1430 from 2:00–3:15 

Date:  January 12, 2015
Speaker: Douglas Fix, Professor in the East Asian History and Humanities Department at Reed College
Lecture Title:   "Different Routes, Disparate Perspectives: Missionary, Photographic and Local Images of Baksa, Southern Taiwan, 1871" 

Date: January 14, 2015
Speaker:  Douglas Fix, Professor in the East Asian History and Humanities Department at Reed College
Lecture Title:  "Local and Global Encounters on the Hengchun Peninsula, 1850–1874"

Date:  January 21
Speaker:  Hiroko Matsuzaki, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, UCSB
Lecture Tite:  Mobility of Memory: Colonial Memory and Taiwan Identity

Date:  January 26
Speaker:  Faye Yuan Kleeman, Professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lecture Title:  To Write or Not to Write: Japanese Colonial Literature in Taiwan

Date:  January 28
Speaker:  Faye Yuan Kleeman, Professor of Japanese, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Colorado at Boulder
Lecture Title:  (Post) Colonial and the "Popular"—Taiwanese Studies in Comparative Transnational Contexts

Date:  February 2
Speaker:  C. Julia Huang, Professor of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and Visiting Scholar at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University
Lecture Title:  The Social/Cultural Anthropology of Taiwanese Society

Date:  February 4
Speaker:  C. Julia Huang, Professor of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and Visiting Scholar at the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies, Stanford University
Lecture Title:  Global Expansion of Taiwan Buddhism

Date:  February 9
Speaker:  T. Y. Wang, Professor at Illinois State University in the Department of Politics and Government and Co-Editor of the South-East Asia Journal of Asian and African Studies
Lecture Title:  Identity and Cross-Strait Relations

Date:  February 11
Speaker:  T. Y. Wang, Professor at Illinois State University in the Department of Politics and Government and Co-Editor of the South-East Asia Journal of Asian and African Studies
Lecture Title:  Identity and Cross-Strait Relations

Date:  February 18
Speaker:  Hiroko Matsuzaki, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Fellow for Research Abroad, UCSB
Lecture Title:  Mobility of Memory: Colonial Memory and Taiwan Identity

Date:  March 2
Speaker:  Yuan-kang Wang, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University
Lecture Title:  Taiwan and the United States

Date:  March 4
Speaker:  Yuan-kang Wang, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University
Lecture Title:  Taiwan and China

Date:  March 9
Speaker:  Eric Chang, Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University
Lecture Title:  Political Corruption in Taiwan:  Concepts and Measurements

Date:  March 11
Speaker:  Eric Chang, Professor of Poltical Science at Michigan State University
Lecture Title: Political Corruption in Taiwan:  Historical Practice

 

2014

 

February

TALK:  Changing Roles of Taiwanese Firms in Global Innovation Networks:  The Case of the Electronics Industry. Speaker:  Dr. Momoko Kawakami, Research Fellow at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at University of California, Berkeley.  12:30 PM on February 13th at the Orfalea Center Seminar Room, 1005 Robertson Gym, UCSB  Flyer [PDF]

April

Professor Pei-te Lien is serving as Acting Director for the Center for Taiwan Studies during the spring quarter while Professor Kuo-ch'ing Tu is on sabbatical leave.  Professor Lien is a faculty member in the Political Science Department at UCSB.  

May

CTS MINI FILM FESTIVAL:  May 8th and 9th, 2014

FILM, LECTURE and Q&A: ‘Tongues of Heaven’: Indigenous Articulations from Taiwan to Hawai’i:  a documentary by Anita Wen-Shin Chang, independent filmmaker, educator, and writer.  6:30  PM on Thursday, May 8th at SS&MS Conference Room 2135 at UCSB.  Film in Chinese with English subtitles.  Lecture and Q&A in English. Film Running Time is 60 minutes.  *Refreshments served at 6:10. Flyer [PDF]

FILM:  Seediq Bale:  Warriors of the Rainbow, Part 2, Rainbow Bridge.  7:00 PM on Friday,  May 9th at Multicultural Center Theater (MCC). Film in Chinese with English Subtitles. Film running time is 132 minutes.  *Refreshments served at 6:40 Flyer  [PDF]

November

CTS Fall Film Series:  November 15 and December 6, 2014 [PDF]

 

2013

January

Talk on "Research Groups at the Institute of Taiwan History (ITH) and Research Themes of Environmental History" by Dr. Shi-yung Liu (Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica) [PDF]

March

Taiwan Literature: English Translation series

Issue Numbers 31 & 32: Popular Ballads in Taiwan

April

New course/seminar related to Taiwan Studies: Spring 2013
CHIN 138B/238B "Special Topic: Taiwan Social Science"

2013 Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language - TOCFL. April 6th at 10AM to 12PM. Flyer [PDF]

TALK: Measuring and Explaining the Impact of New Parties in Taiwan’s Party System. Speaker: Dafydd Fell, The Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental & African Studies), University of London. 
4 PM on April 16th at Lane Room, Ellison Hall, UCSB. Flyer [PDF]

TALK: The Poet of the Dreamland Zheng Chouyu. Speaker: Zheng Chouyu, a renowned poet from Taiwan. 3:30 PM on April 25th at Mosher Alumni House, Alumni Hall 2104, UCSB. Flyer [PDF]

TALK: Cross-Strait Commerce as Credible Signaling. Speaker: Steve Chan, Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado at Boulder and Director of the Farrand Residence Academic Program. 4 PM on May 7th at Lane Room, Ellison Hall, UCSB. Flyer [PDF]

May

CTS Newsletter Issue Number 4. [PDF]

June

The Center for Taiwan Studies and Institute of Taiwan History (ITH) at Academia Sinica Collaboration Ceremony, 9 AM on June 21st at The McCune Conference Room, 6020 HSSB.

CTS will co-sponsor with the Institute of Taiwan History (ITH) at Academia Sinica to hold the 19th Annual Conference of the North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) at UCSB. June 21st to June 22nd at UCSB. Flyer [PDF] Mini Conference Schedule: [PDF] Conference Schedule: [PDF]

October

TALK:  Images of My Father and the Rise and Fall of the Republic of China. Speaker:  Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai, an eminent Chinese fiction writer and renowned author of Taipei People.  2 PM on Saturday, October 19th at the Multicultural Center Theater.  Flyer [PDF]

December

2013 International Conference on Taiwan Studies at UCSB:  Inter-flow and Trans-border: Ocean, Environment, and Cultural Landscape of Taiwan 
Agenda and Participant List [PDF]

Flyer [PDF]

2012 

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation series
Issue number 29, Special Issue on Chang Wen-huan

February

Campus Visit: Professor Joan Wang, Professor Tsung-Rong Edwin Yang, and eight Graduate students from National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

March

Co-sponsor event with Taiwan National Cheng-Chi University, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies at UCSB, and Department of Political Science, “Power in a Changing World Economy: Lessons from Emerging Asia Conference”         

Co-sponsor event with Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies at UCSB, Multicultural Center, and Pacific Times, “Lai Ho, Yang Kui and Institutionalization of Taiwan Literature as an Academic Field”

August

Campus Visit: Shi-yung Liu (Deputy Director of Academic Affairs at the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica)

Taiwan Literature: English Translation series
Issue number 30, Popular Literature in Taiwan under Japanese Rule

October

CTS Facebook page established. Follow and find us on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/cts.ucsb

 

2011

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation series
Issue number 27, Special Issue on Weng Nao and Wu Yung-fu

May

Taiwan Studies Series, Volume 5, The Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Taiwan Studies, “Taiwan under Japanese Rule: Cultural Translation and Colonial Modernity”

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation series
Issue number 28, Special Issue on Lung Ying-tsung

October

Writer in Residence: Li Ang (10/2–11/5)

Speaker: Li Ang, “Writing Sex, Food and Politics” [PDF]

Visiting scholar: Professor Hsueh chi Hsu (10/16–10/30)

Speaker: Professor Hsueh?chi Hsu, “The Rise and Fall of the Lin Family of Wufeng: A Political Family of Taiwan”[PDF]

Film Screening: 1895 and Panel Discussion with Professor Bert Scruggs (UC Irvine), Li Ang, and Professor K. C. Tu (UCSB), “1895: Taiwan between China and Japan” [PDF]

Speaker Li Ang, “From Peikang Incense Burner to Roadside Sugarcane” [PDF]

 

2010

January

Lecture: Wu Micha (Department of Taiwan Literature, National Cheng Kung University), “The Emergence of 'History' of Taiwan, Lecture in Chinese”

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 26, Yang Ch'ih-ch'ang and the Windmill Poetry Society

June

2010 International Conference on Taiwan Studies, “Taiwan under Japanese Rule: Cultural Translation and Colonial Modernity” (6/4– 6/5) [PDF]   Agenda [PDF]

October

Photo exhibition entitled “Enchanting Taiwan” at the Davidson Library at UCSB (10/25–11/19)

Speaker: Shuen-shing Lee, “To ‘Internet Poetics’ and Beyond: A Fun Drive into Chinese Digital Literature” (10/26) [PDF]

November

Film Screening: 1895 [PDF]

 

2009

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 24, The Mythology and Oral Literature of Taiwan's Indigenous Peoples

March

Visiting Scholar: Shu-ling Horng (3/7–8/10)

April

Film screening: Chocolate Rap [PDF]

May

Lecturer: Horng Shu-Ling, “Home, Li Garden, Taiwan: the Spatial Texts and Identities in Chen Xiu-Xi’s Poetry” [PDF]

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 25, Special Issue on Yeh Shih-t'ao

August

Visiting Scholar: Ming-jou Chen (8/6–2/6/2010)

November

Film screening: Wumile and lecture, speaker Professor Bert Scluggs (UC, Irvine), “Cultivating Identity: Douli, Pesticides, Politics, and Fate in the Taiwanese Documentary Let it Be (Wumile)”

Speaker: Yu-pu Tao (Department of Chinese Literature, National Chi Nan University), “Xie Lingyun's Poetry on Mountains and Rivers and His Religious Thought” 

Film Screening: Tianma Chafang and lecture, Professor Ming-jou Chen (Department of Taiwan Literature, Providence University), “Reading Imprisoned Memories: Reconstructed Images in "Tianma Chafang" and Political Writings in Modern Fiction from Taiwan”    

 

2008

January

CTS Newsletter, Issue 3 [PDF]

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 22, Taiwan Literature and Childhood

March

Visiting Scholar: Peng Jui-chin (3/28–4/18)

April

Visiting Scholar: Hwang Chun-ming (4/1–5/31)

Lecturer: Prof. Peng Jui-chin, “Reflection on the History of Taiwan Literature”

Guest Speaker: Prof. Peng Jui-chin at Los Angeles, Taiwanese American Pen Club

Lecturer: Prof. Peng Jui-chin at San Diego, Taiwanese American Foundation San Diego (TAFSD), "Taiwan Literature and Taiwan"

Lecturer: Hwang Chun-ming, “The Social Background of My Taiwanese Fiction” [PDF]

May

Guest Speaker: Hwang Chun-ming at Los Angeles, Taiwanese American Pen Club

Lecturer: Hwang Chun-ming at UC Irvine, “Life and Art”

Culture and History Special Lecture by Hwang Chun-ming at San Diego, Taiwanese American Foundation San Diego (TAFSD), “A Dialogue with the Scarecrow: On Children's Education on Life”

Talk on Taiwanese Opera & Appreciation of Toh Tsu-chun adapted and directed by Hwang Chun-ming [PDF]

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 23, The February 28th Incident in Literature

October

Taiwan Studies Series, Volume 4, The Proceedings of 2007 UCSB International Conference: “Taiwan Studies: Taiwan Studies in Global Perspectives” 

December

Trip to Taiwan–Language and Cultural Experience in Taiwan

 

2007

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 20, Taiwan Literature during the Period of Japanese Rule (II)

March

Co-sponsor Taiwan-Related Lecture with East Asia Center–Speaker David R. Ambaras: “'Sudden Masses' and 'Social Losers': Everyday Tensions and Settler Anxieties in Colonial Taiwan”

Taiwan Studies Series, Volume 3, The Proceedings of the 2006 UCSB International Conference: "Taiwan Literature and History"

May

Co-sponsor Taiwan-Related Lecture with the Center for Cold War Studies–Speaker Paris Chang (Prof. Emeritus Political Science, Pennsylvania State University, and President of Taiwan Institute for Political Economic and Strategic Studies [TIPESS]): “Historical Memories and the Rise of Nationalism in Asia: Paths to Reconciliation–Case of Taiwan”

June

Co-sponsor Taiwan-Related Lecture with East Asia Center–Speaker Steve Chan (University of Colorado at Boulder): "China, The U.S., and the Power-Transition Theory"

"A Glimpse into Taiwan Subculture and Indigenous Tradition" documentary film screening: Taipei’s Bohemians and Rhythm in Wulu Village [PDF]

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 21, Taiwan Literature and Home-Longing

August

Trip to Taiwan–Language and Cultural Experience in Taiwan

October

Signing Ceremony of Taiwan Studies Fellowships and Research Grants Established for Ph.D. Program in Taiwan Studies at UCSB

2007 UCSB International Conference on “Taiwan Studies in Global Perspectives” [PDF]

Co-sponsor Taiwan-Related Lecture with East Asia Center–Speaker Paul D. Barclay (Lafayette College): “Tracking The Tracker: Kondô 'The Barbarian' Katsusaburô, Imperial Japan, and the Indigenous Peoples of Taiwan, 1873-1930”

 

2006

January

CTS Newsletter, Issue 1 [PDF]

February

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 18, Mountains, Forests, and Taiwan Literature

April

Four Writers on the Fictions of Literature and the Realities of the Taiwan Literary Scene [PDF]

May

A Dialogue with the Taiwanese Poet, Ch'en Ch'ien-wu [PDF]

Panel Discussion on “Taiwan in World Politics: Paradox, Predicament, and Prospect” [PDF]

June

Trip to Taiwan–Language and Cultural Experience in Taiwan

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 19, Taiwan Literature during the Period of Japanese Rule

August

Taiwan Studies Series, Volume 2, The Proceedings of the 2005 Conference: “Taiwan Literature and English Translation”

October

2006 UCSB International Conference on “History of Taiwan Literature” [PDF]

December

CTS Newsletter, Issue 2 [PDF]

 

2005

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 16, Taiwan Literature and Hakka Culture

April

Taiwan Literature: Chinese-English Bilingual Series, Volume 1, Folk Stories from Taiwan

Taiwan Literature: Chinese-English Bilingual Series, Volume 2, Children's Stories from Taiwan

June

Taiwan Trip, David Hull

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 17, Taiwan Literature and the Ocean

August

Taiwan Studies Series, Volume 1, The Proceedings of the 2004 UCSB International Conference: "Imagined Taiwan and Its Reality– An Exploration of Literature, History, and Culture”

September

Conference on “Taiwan Literature and English Translation”

Writers in Residence–Tzeng Ching-wen

Taiwan Writers Translation Series, Volume 1, Magnolia: Stories of Taiwanese Women 

 

2004

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 14, Taiwan Literature and Festivals

April

Writers in Residence–Lee Chiao

Activity on “Art of Zodiac–Celebrating the Year of the Monkey”

May

Inauguration, Lai Ho & Wu Cho-liu Endowed Chair

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 15, La Ho, Wo Cho-liu, and Taiwan Literature

September

Reading and Book Signing by Wu He (Dancing Crane)

October

2004 UCSB International Conference on “Imagined Taiwan and Its Reality– An Exploration of Literature, History, and Culture”

 

2003

January

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 12, Women's Literature in Taiwan (II)

May

Endowed Chair in Taiwan Studies Established at UC Santa Barbara
http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=970

July

Taiwan Literature: English Translation Series
Issue number 13, Taiwan Literature and History

October

A Night with Tsai Ming-liang