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Call for papers – 2009 NATSA Conference

The North American Taiwan Studies Association (NATSA) is calling for papers for its 2009 conference. The conference is at The University of Texas at Austin from 26-28 June 2009. The main theme of the conference is “Locating Taiwan: Space, Culture and Society”. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 30 November. More details here. NATSA 2009 […]

Another semester begins at NCCU

After a very long summer vacation it was back to school again this week. I am now starting the second year of the Master’s in Taiwan Studies. If all goes to plan then I will finish the course within a year. I am taking two classes this semester, State and Society in Taiwan and the […]

How does NCCU rank?

Fili has written a post exploring the rankings of NCKU (國立成功大學). I want to take a similar look at the rankings for National Chengchi University (國立政治大學). NCCU doesn’t make it on some of the lists that Fili has referenced. National Taiwan University (國立臺灣大學) is the only Taiwanese university on the 2007 Times Higher Education list […]

Taiwan has a huge problem

Last night I gave a presentation on "CO2 emissions and economic growth in Taiwan" in my Economic Development of Taiwan class at NCCU. The purpose of the presentation was to introduce our final paper. My presentation can be read in full in this pdf file: CO2 emissions and economic growth in Taiwan. In the paper […]

Indigenous conference in Taipei

I attended the 2008 World Summit of Indigenous Cultures (全球原住民文化會議) in Taipei over the weekend. The conference included speeches, musical performances and an open space forum. Indigenous people from The Philippines, Canada and the USA attended as well as many indigenous people from Taiwan and academics and researchers. On Saturday night there was a welcome […]

April breakfast meeting

This month's breakfast meeting held on Saturday morning in Taipei featured two speakers from Australia, Dr Lily Wang and Professor Bruce Jacobs. Our usual chronicler of these events, Michael Turton, was absent so Jerome asked me to write a brief report. Dr Lily Wang was born in Taiwan, went to high school in New Zealand […]