SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

2022 Taiwan Studies Summer School


Date: 4 July 2022Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 8 July 2022Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: BGLT

Type of Event: Summer School

15th SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

After being held online the last two years, in July 2022 the SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School will again be held in person in London (online participation will also be possible).

This year we combine our 5-day on-site Summer School with prior 3-day Online Indigenous Film Screenings into an 8-day consecutive Taiwan Studies Festival! 

For more information: 2022 Taiwan Indigenous Documentary Screenings

The SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies Summer School is free to attend and open to all. To register for this year's Summer School please complete our short registration form.

*Please be aware that all Summer School times follow British Summer Time (BST). This programme is in development and subject to change. More events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
2022 Summer School Collage


  • Niki J.P. Alsford
  • Mayaw Biho
  • Chen Yi-Ling
  • Sally Jensen Cusicahua
  • Sarah Liu
  • Lev Nachman
  • Tobie Openshaw
  • Eliana Ritts
  • Emma J. Teng
  • Futuru Tsai
  • Yang Ming-Hui

*List in Alphabetical Order

Programme Schedule

Day 1: Monday, 4th July 2022 (Online: Microsoft Team)
Venue: BGLT, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Main Campus 09:00-20:00 BST
09:00-09:30 Registration
09:30-09:50 Summer School Opening Dafydd Fell
10:00-11:10 On-Site Screening of "Wings for Takasago Giyutai" Futuru Tsai
11:20-12:50 On-Site Futuru Tsai's Indigenous Screenings Q&A  Futuru Tsai
12:50-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 "Too Feminine to Protect a Country?: The Gendered Experiences of Soldiers in the Taiwan Military" 娘子軍衛國?─臺灣軍人的性別經驗 Sarah Liu
16:00-17:00 Beyond the Fifth Wave: Traditional Maritime Knowledge among Amis Spearfishing Men in Taiwan Futuru Tsai
17:00-18:00 Break 
18:00-20:00 Voices of Orchid Island: film screening and discussion in memory of
Dr. Hu Tai-li
Futuru Tsai, Eliana Ritts
Day 2: Tuesday, 5th July 2022 (Online: Microsoft Team)
Venue: BGLT, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Main Campus 10:00-19:30 BST
10:00-11:20 On-Site Screening of Mayaw Biho's Indigenous Fillms
Mayaw Biho
11:30-12:50 Online Mayaw Biho Indigenous Screenings Q&A  Mayaw Biho
12:50-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 From Globalizing Taipei to Learning Amsterdam: Referencing as a politicalizing strategy in Post-Colonial Taiwan Chen Yi-Ling
16:00-17:30 Calling all language heroes: Game shows, word play, and Indigenous language revitalization Eliana Ritts
17:30-18:00 Break 
18:00-19:30 Neoliberal urban development and the possible housing solutions in Taiwan Chen Yi-Ling
Day 3: Wednesday, 6th July 2022 (Online: Microsoft Team)
Venue: BGLT, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Main Campus 09:30-20:00 BST
  Time Topic Speaker
09:30-11:20 On-Site Screening of Yang Ming-Hui's Indigenous Films Yang Ming-Hui
11:30-12:50 Online Yang Ming-Hui's Indigenous Screenings Q&A Yang Ming-Hui
12:50-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:30 Taiwan as Ocean Niki Alsford
16:00-17:30 More Parties More Problems: Movement Party Formation and Institutionalization in Taiwan Lev Nachman
17:30-18:30 Break
18:30-20:00 Searching for the koko ta’ay-
New evidence of Negrito presence on Taiwan found
Tobie Openshaw
Day 4: Thursday, 7th July 2022 (Online: Microsoft Team)
Annual Lecture & Roundtable
Venue: BGLT, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Main Campus 09:30-19:30 BST

Student Presentations Main Page (Online: Microsoft Team)
Venue: 4426 & 4429 10:00-12:00, 15:00-17:00 BST

09:30-10:00 Coffee 
10:00-12:00 Student Presentations
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-14:30 Hidden Jade in a Ball of Mud?
Taiwan’s Imagined Geography in Qing Travel Writing
Emma Teng
15:00-17:00 Student Presentations
17:00-18:00 Break 
18:00-19:30 Roundtable: Making Taiwan Studies Sustainable Niki Alsford, Chang Bi-yu, Chen Yi-ling, Dafydd Fell, Lee Chun-yi, Lev Nachman
Day 5: Friday, 8th July 2022 (Online: Microsoft Team)
Venue: BGLT, Brunei Gallery, SOAS Main Campus 09:30-18:00 BST
09:30-10:00 Coffee 
10:00-10:50 Short documentary: Taiwanese women of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico 辣椒臺妹 with Director's Q&A Sally Jensen
11:00-12:30 Lü Hsiu-lien As Feminist or Female Leader? Transcending the Dynastic Model of Female Leadership in Asia” Emma Teng
12:30-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:45 Indigenous Hunting Rights-The Struggle for Tribal Autonomy Tobie Openshaw
16:00-17:30 Protests, Pandemics, and Planes – New Findings in Taiwanese Public Opinion and Participation Lev Nachman
17:30-18:00 Summer School Closing  Dafydd Fell


Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

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Sponsor: Taiwan Ministry of Culture & Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute X Taiwan Docs