SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School 2023


The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies is excited to present a 3-day Summer School programme filled with engaging talks, seminars, and roundtables from the afternoon of 28–30 June 2023.

The CTS Summer School is free and open to the public, please register your attendance by 27 June (11:59 PM).

SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School 2023

Explore our full schedule of events and register to attend


Key themes

  • Taiwanese Literature and Poetry
  • Indigenous Studies
  • LGBTQ+ Movement and Queer Rights
  • Global Cultural Flow
  • International Relations
  • Colonial Taiwan


  • Professor Chiu, Kuei-Fen (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
  • Professor Heylen, Ann (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Dr Li, Wen-Chi (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Professor Lifshey, Adam (Georgetown University, USA)
  • Dr Rowen, Ian (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Professor Simon, Scott (University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • Professor Fell, Dafydd (SOAS, University of London, UK)
  • Dr Chang, Bi-Yu (SOAS, University of London, UK)

Student Presentations

As part of the summer school, we have scheduled a student-focused research seminar open to all current undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students (you do not have to be studying at SOAS).

The “Student Research Seminar in Taiwan Studies” offers you the opportunity to share your research, get feedback and gain valuable experience in presenting in an academic environment. If you are interested in taking part, please type your presentation title in the registration form and send your abstract (max 250 Words) via email to with the subject titled “CTSSS_Name_Student Presentation” by 11.59 pm on Monday 12 June 2023. Those whose research topics are selected will be notified by email on 16 June 2023.

Please be aware that there is no limit on the topic of your submitted abstract, but it has to be Taiwan-related.