SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Fifth SOAS Taiwan Studies Postgraduate Summer School

Various Speakers

Date: 1 July 2011Time: 10:00 AM

Finishes: 3 July 2011Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: TBC

Type of Event: Conference


Documentary Film in Taiwan, Migration, Research methods in Taiwan studies and the state of the Taiwan Studies field.


  • Dr Chiu Kuei-fen (National Chunghsing University)
  • Dr Lee Chun-yi (Duisburg)
  • Dr Lin Ping (National Chungcheng University)
  • Dr Hardina Ohlendorf (SOAS)
  • Dr Jonathan Sullivan (Nottingham)

Lecture Topics:

  1. Chiu Kuei-fen: Documentary filmmaking and the environmental movement in Taiwan
  2. Chiu Kuei-fen: Ethics and Taiwanese documentary films
  3. Film Show: Somewhere in the Clouds, followed by Discussion led by Chiu Kuei-fen
  4. Lin Ping: Are They Taiwanese or Chinese? The Cleavage and Converge between Class Identity and Politics Identity.
  5. Lin Ping: Emotions in and After Fieldwork with Taiwanese in China.
  6. Lee Chun-yi: Doing fieldwork with Taishang in China
  7. Jonathan Sullivan: Methods and data in Taiwanese political research
  8. Jonathan Sullivan: Mapping the Taiwan studies field
  9. Hardina Ohlendorf: Global Taiwan Studies: Comparing Taiwan Studies Institutionalization
  10. Roundtable on the State of Taiwan Studies

Research Training Seminar in Taiwan Studies:

Taught by Dr Chiu Kuei-fen (National Chunghsing University), Dr Lee Chun-yi (Duisburg), Dr Dafydd Fell (SOAS), Dr Lin Ping (National Chungcheng University), Dr Hardina Ohlendorf (SOAS), Dr Jonathan Sullivan (Nottingham), Prof. Robert Ash (SOAS).

This course is designed for students planning or currently conducting research projects in the field of Taiwan Studies. Students should prepare a short (10 minute maximum) presentation of their research project and will receive feedback from the seminar organizers. Students wishing to give presentations should email Dr Hardina Ohlendorf at and include an abstract on their proposed research topic.


To register for a single course or all courses, please email Hardina Ohlendorf at

This programme is part of a UK/German Collaborative Taiwan Studies Teaching Project funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation