SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

2018 Taiwan Studies Summer School

CTS - IMG - 2018 Summer School 2
Niki Alsford, Chang Bi-yu, Chen Nai-chia, Dafydd Fell, Adam Lifshey, Lin Fei-fan, Awi Mona (Tsai Chih-Wei), Darryl Sterk, Sun Chia-sui, Wang Lih-rong, Wei Chun-ying, Wei Yang, Wu Tien-tai

Date: 9 July 2018Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 13 July 2018Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT & DLT & 116

Type of Event: Summer School

11th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies


9 to 13 July 2018

CTS - IMG - 2018 Summer School

Key themes

  • Culture and Indigenous peoples
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • Domestication and modern indigenous film
  • Empower indigenous women and their community
  • Gender issues and media
  • Indigenous media and cultural change
  • Indigenous higher education
  • Indigenous rights social movements
  • Legal and constitutional issues related to indigenous peoples
  • Migration history of indigenous peoples
  • Research training seminars in Taiwan studies
  • Social movement activist dialogue


  • Niki Alsford (University of Central Lancashire, UK)
  • Chang Bi-yu 張必瑜 (SOAS University of London, UK)
  • Chen Nai-chia 陳乃嘉 (SOAS University of London, UK)
  • Dafydd Fell 羅達菲 (SOAS University of London, UK)
  • Adam Lifshey (Georgetown University, USA)
  • Lin Fei-fan 林飛帆 (LSE University of London, UK )
  • Awi Mona 蔡志偉 (Tsai Chih-wei) (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
  • Darryl Sterk 石岱崙 (Lingnan Univeristy, Hong Kong)
  • Sun Chia-sui 孫嘉穗 (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
  • Wang Lih-rong 王麗容 (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Wei Chun-ying 魏君穎 (Taiwan)
  • Wei Yang 魏揚 (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Wu Tien-tai 吳天泰 (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)


Day 1: Monday, 9 July 2018
Venue: KLT (College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus)
Time Topic Speaker
0930-1000 Registration and Coffee
1000-1015 Welcome Remarks Dafydd Fell, Chang Bi-yu
1015-1215 Indigenous Movement and Its Prospects Towards Indigenous Nation-Building Awi Mona
1215-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 From "With-Them" To "For-Us" Dynamic Model in Indigenous Higher Education Wu Tien-tai
1500-1530 Coffee Break
1530-1730 Gender Issues in Indigenous Television News Sun Chia-sui
Day 2: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Venue: DLT (College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus)
Time Topic Speaker
1000-1200 Indigenous Cultural Identities and Practices in Higher Education Wu Tien-tai
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 Study of Indigenous Subjectivity Law and Its Formation: Approach on Indigenous Jurisprudence Awi Mona
1500-1530 Coffee Break
1530-1730 Domestication in Indigenous Feature Films from Taiwan Darryl Sterk
Day 3: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Venue: KLT (College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus)
Time Topic Speaker
1000-1200 The Factual Fictions of 17th Century Spanish Taiwan Adam Lifshey
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1500 Population Movements and the Construction of Modern Tradition within Contemporary Taiwan Indigenous Society Niki Alsford
1500-1515 Coffee Break
1515-1645 Indigenous Media Used as a Means of Cultural Change in a Period of Transformation of Culture and Society in Taiwan Sun Chia-sui
1645-1730 Refreshment Break
1730-1915 Panel Discussion: Social Movement Activist Dialogue Lin Fei-fan, Wei Yang, Chen Nai-chia, Dafydd Fell
1915-2100 Wine Reception
Day 4: Thursday, 12 July 2018
Venue: DLT & 116 (College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus)
Time Topic Speaker
0900-1200 PG Research Training Seminar various student presenters
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 Theorizing the Transarchipelago: Interpreting Taiwanese and Filipino Cultures Together Adam Lifshey
1430-1600 From Chinese Folkdance to Indigenous Dance Theatres: Transition in Taiwan’s Cultural Diplomacy Programmes Wei Chun-ying
1600-1630 Coffee Break
1630-1800 Empower Indigenous Women to Empower Themselves and Their Community Wang Lih-rong
Day 5: Friday, 13 July 2018
Venue: DLT (College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus)
Time Topic Speaker
0915-1000 Taiwan's Security in Cyberspace: A Critical Perspective Yau Hon-min
1000-1200 Engaging the General Public in Cultural Diplomacy: From Policy Making to Its Implementation Wei Chun-ying
1200-1300 Lunch
1300-1430 The Translation of Seediq Bale into Seediq as Interpretation Darryl Sterk
1430-1500 Coffee Break
1500-1800 Documentary Film Screening of "Pusu Qhuni - Seediq Bale" (餘生—賽德克•巴萊) Darryl Sterk

Student Presenters

  • Yau Hon-min (Aberystwyth University, UK)


If you would like to pre-register to attend, please complete the registration form here.

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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