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Taiwan Studies: New Directions and Connections

April 7, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop for Taiwan Studies: New Directions and Connections

Organizer: Professor David Der-wei Wang, Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University

Sponsors: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

Discussants: David der-wei Wang, Michelle Yeh, Michael Berry, Mei Chia-ling


Panel One: (Post-)Colonial Identities and Sentimentalities, 1934-1949

1pm – 3pm

Discussant: Michelle Yeh

Dingru Huang

Mapping a Strange Home: Weng Nao, the Kōenji Neighborhood of Tokyo, and Taiwanese literature in the 1930s

Chun -yu Lu

Lovable Foe: Sentimentalizing Morality in Wartime Taiwan, 1937-1945

Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang

Trauma and Diaspora of 1949: History, Memory, and Literature in Taiwan’s Mainlander Studies

Panel Two: Reinvention and Remembrance, 1950s-1970s

3:30pm – 5pm

Discussant: Melissa J. Brown

Yang Fu-min

When “Wen” becomes Knowledge: Bing-ing Hsieh’s “How I Write”

Cheng-chieh Chang

Remembering Taiwan’s Activism in 1960s-70s

Lo Yichen

Of the Civil Law Family: The Troubling Concept for Legal Transplantation in Taiwan

*Please note. Saturday’s sessions will now be held in the Common Room, 2 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge MA*

Panel Three: Politics and Poetics, 1979-1980s

10am – 11:30am

Discussant: Mei Chia-ling

Kevin Luo

Revisiting Authoritarianism and Democratization in Taiwan: Analyzing Legislative Priorities and Texts, 1979-1987

Chung Chih-wei

“Harbor Songs” between Men: The Perverse Lyricism in 1980s’ Taiwanese Nationalists

Po-hsi Chen

An Isle of Socialism Unwritten: The Pro-Unification Leftist Literary Historiography in Taiwan

Panel Four: Contesting Voices and Networks, 1990s-2016

1pm – 3pm

Discussant: Michael Berry

Kyle Shernuk

Sinophone Tidalectics, or the Transculturation of Identity in the Age of Globalization

Lily Wong

Affective Labor and the Sinophone Lens in “The Fourth Portrait” 

Dalton Lin

Can-Kicking in International Disputes: Parallel Self-Interest, Behind-the-Scene Diplomacy, and Lessons for Rapprochement Attempts

Jaw-Nian Huang

Between State and Market: Institutional Origins of Media Self-censorship in Taiwan, 1949-2016


3:30pm – 5:30pm

Discussant: Mei Chia-ling


April 7, 2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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