Revisiting Research on Environmental Activism in Southern Taiwan: Fighting the Binnan Industrial Complex and Meinong Dam

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9:00 am to 10:30 am
Virtual Event

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Jeffrey Hou

As part of the 2021 SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend .

This event will be held online through Microsoft Teams. Here is the LINK .

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As part of our Summer School theme of environmentalism in Taiwan and our Taiwan Studies Revisited Lecture Series, Jeffrey Hou will revisit his early research on environmental activism in southern Taiwan. This research was conducted during Taiwan’s democratic transition period in the mid to late 1990s. He will discuss the origins of the research, fieldwork, core findings, and how he now reflects on that research over two decades later. Lastly he will discuss how his research trajectories have evolved since that early work.

Speaker's Bio

Jeffrey Hou , Ph.D. is Professor of Landscape Architecture and a faculty member of the Taiwan Studies Program at the University of Washington, Seattle. His work focuses on public space and democracy, guerrilla urbanism, community design, and civic engagement. In a career that spans the Pacific, Hou has worked with indigenous tribes, farmers, and fishers in Taiwan, neighborhood residents in Japan, villagers in China, and inner-city immigrant youths and elders in North American cities, on projects ranging from conservation of wildlife habitats to design of urban open space.

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