Roundtable on Making Taiwan Studies Sustainable

Key information

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Brunei Gallery
Event type
Summer school

About this event

As part of the 2022 SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School, we kindly ask that you register to attend.

*Please be aware that this session follows British Summer Time (BST) .

Also available via Microsoft Team


Niki Alsford, Chang Bi-yu, Chen Yi-ling, Dafydd Fell, Lee Chun-yi, Lev Nachman


Compared to twenty years ago, today we are witnessing a golden age of international Taiwan Studies. During this time there has been a remarkable rise in the numbers of universities with Taiwan Studies programmes, an institutionalisation of Taiwan Studies association and an expansion in the numbers of academic publications on Taiwan. Despite the impressive progress, there are concerns over the sustainability of international Taiwan Studies. Many programmes or courses have either closed down or failed to institutionalise and a common challenge has been a reliance on short-term funding.
To discuss the sustainability of the field we have invited a group of speakers who have rich experience in Taiwan Studies in both Europe and North America. We will consider a number of themes, such as our own assessments on the state of international Taiwan Studies, how we have tried to make our programmes sustainable, as well as potential solutions to the underlying challenges that we face.



Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies

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