SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Online Event: Taiwan Studies Revisited Book Launch

Dr Dafydd Fell

Date: 20 April 2020Time: 12:00 AM

Finishes: 20 April 2020Time: 11:00 PM

Venue: Online

Type of Event: Virtual Event

CTS Director Dr Dafydd Fell has created a recorded online edition of the highly anticipated "Taiwan Studies Revisited Book Launch (Online)" which you can access through Panopto.

This event page and Panopto link will remain on our main CTS events page until April 20th, after which it will move to our archived events section. You will still be able to access this page and link to the session by accessing "previous events of this year" on the main CTS events page.

Taiwan Studies Revisited


"Taiwan Studies Revisited" examines and reviews some of the key figures in Taiwan Studies to plot the development of the field by revisiting their earlier influential books and bodies of work.

Often autobiographical in detail, each chapter asks the author to discuss the origins of their research and how their engagement with the field has developed since. The contributors then discuss their methodologies, fieldwork and arguments, as well as how their work was received at the time. They also go on to reflect on their chosen methods and core findings, assessing whether they have stood the test of time. Reflecting the diversity of the Taiwan Studies field, subjects covered in this volume include sociology, musicology, linguistics, comparative politics, international relations and anthropology. As such, this comprehensive overview adopts a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to understanding Taiwan.

Painting a picture of the changing state of international Taiwan Studies through the work of leading scholars, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars of Taiwan Studies, Chinese Studies and Asian politics, culture and society.

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Speaker Biography

Dafydd Fell

Dr Dafydd Fell is the Reader in Comparative Politics with special reference to Taiwan at the Department of Politics and International Studies of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is also the Director of the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies.

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