Politics has had complex effects on the cultural life of Taiwan in the twentieth century. These forty-four works, curated from the collection of the National Museum of History (Taipei), offer subtle observations of Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s, from the perspectives of fifteen artists and photographers, as fresh and curious witnesses to lives in flux.
Course convenor: Professor John Minford
Thursdays starting on 19 February until 28 May, 11:00am – 1:00pm
What does Chinese thought as sixiang do? What is its purpose? Chinese thinkers no doubt have different answers to these questions but it is my contention that sixiang, as a discourse, is inextricable from a will to instruct people on how to live.
Since 2008 a community of students have coordinated and led several high-profile social movements in Taiwan. These movements have touched on a range of social and political themes and received widespread support. In addition, many students have developed their friendships and careers around their activism, while participation has become a fashionable pastime amongst young people.