SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Conference on Migration to and from Taiwan

Various Speakers

Date: 29 June 2011Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 30 June 2011Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings

Type of Event: Conference

Co-organized by SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies, National Chunghsing University Research Center for Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chungcheng University Department of Political Science.

Please register with Hardina Ohlendorf at

Wednesday 29 June 2011

9.00-9.15Registration and coffee
9.15-9.30Welcome and opening remarks
Robert Ash (SOAS) and Chiu Kuei-fen (邱貴芬) (Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies, National Chung-hsing University, Taiwan
9.30-10.30Migration and the Cosmopolitanism of the Underprivileged: Two Taiwanese Documentary Films on Migration
Chiu Kuei-fen and Tsai Yu-yueh (Institue of Sociology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Discussant: Stuart Thompson (LSE and SOAS)
10.30-11.30Being Strangers at Home: Mainlander Taiwanese in China
Lin Ping (林平) (National Chungcheng University, Politics)
Julia Strauss (SOAS, Politics)
11.30-11.50Coffee Break
11.50-12.50Locating Identity Politics: Taiwanese skilled workers in Shanghai
Tseng Yen-Fen (曾嬿芬) (National Taiwan University, Sociology)
Discussant: Wang Cangbai (Westminster) TBC
14.00-15.00A Taiwanese in China vs A Chinese Born in Taiwan
Lee Chun-yi (Duisburg, Essen)
Discussant: Monique Chu TBC
15.00-15.20Coffee break
15.20-16.20Identity Formation and Identity Change of the Mainland Taishang: observations over time
Keng Shu (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics) & Gunter Schubert (Tubingen)
Discussant: Yuka Kobayashi (SOAS)
16.20-17.20Becoming Canadian: Taiwanese Canadians who left their hearts in Taiwan
Lan-hung Nora Chiang (National Taiwan University, Geography)
Discussant: Fiona Adamson (SOAS)

Thursday 30 June 2011

9.15-9.30Back to the Imagined Homeland? The National Identity of Indonesian Chinese in Taiwan
Isabelle Cheng (程念慈) (SOAS)
Discussant: Tseng Yen-fen
10.30-11.30Claiming Rights across the Strait: movements against discriminative regulations on marriage immigrants from Mainland China to Taiwan
Tseng Yu-chin: Essex (Politics)
Discussant: Yuan Kai-rong (TBC)
11.30-11.50Coffee break
11.50-12.50A target group for feminist empowerment? The Taiwanese women’s movement and female migrants.
Astrid Lipinsky (Vienna)
Discussant: Harriet Evans (TBC)
14.00-15.00Strategies of Resisting Taiwanese patriarchal normalization by abused Vietnamese female spouses
Wang Hong-zen (National Sun Yat Sen University) & Anna Tang Wen-hui (National Sun Yat Sen University)
Discussant: Harriet Evans (Westminster)