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Taiwan: The View From the South

南望:台灣研討會 Taiwan: The View from the South

The conference brought together scholars from Taiwan and around the world to discuss research on Taiwan, pre-historically, historically and in the contemporary world, as well as from all disciplinary backgrounds.

Keynote Speakers

Welcome Address

Professor Geremie R Barmé, Director, CIW
Professor Ian Young AO, Vice-Chancellor, ANU
Dr David Ta-wei Lee, Representative, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia

Examining the Role of the New Middle Class and the Advocacy of Civil Society in Taiwan’s Post-War Democratisation Experience

Professor Michael Hsiao Hsin-huang 蕭新煌
Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica

The Rise of China or the Great Renaissance of the Chinese Nation? Implications for All of Us

Dr Francis Yi-hua Kan 甘逸驊
National Security Council, Republic of China

The Perspective of Cross-Strait Relations: An Analytical Framework and its Implications

Professor Samuel Shiouh-guang Wu 吳秀光
CDIB Partners Investment Holding Corporation

In conversation with Director Tsai Ming-Lang: Stray Dogs

Mr Tsai Ming-liang 蔡明亮
Film Director
Ms Linda Jaivin
Writer, literary and film translator, editor

In conversation with Director Tsai Ming-Lang: No Form and The Skywalk is Gone

Mr Tsai Ming-liang 蔡明亮
Film Director
Ms Linda Jaivin
Writer, literary and film translator, editor

Art, Violence and Memories: Retelling the Story of the Beautiful Island

Dr Mark Harrison
Senior Lecturer
School of Humanities, University of Tasmania

Professor Bruce Jacobs

Taiwan is not China: Aborigines, Colonial Rulers and Democratisation in the History of the Beautiful Island

Emeritus Professor Bruce Jacobs
School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University

Professor Huang Fu-san

Was the Qing's Ruling Policy towards Taiwan Negativistic (1683-1875)?

Professor Huang Fu-san 黃富三
Founding Director
Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica

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Special Film Screenings by Tsai Ming-liang

7-8 January 2015
A screening of Tsai Ming-liang’s 2013 prize-winning film Stray Dogs 郊遊 will take place on the evening of January 7, preceded by a discussion with the director. Two of Tsai’s recent short films, No Form 無色 (2012) and The Skywalk is Gone 天橋不見了 (2011) will also be shown during the conference.

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Between- Picturing 1950s-1960s Taiwan

Between – Picturing 1950-1960s Taiwan

January–April 2015
An exhibiton of works from the National Museum of History, Taipei, supported by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) will be opened during the conference.

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Nancy Chiu


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Conference Partners


Welcome Reception Host


Exhibition Partners

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The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of The Australian National University (ANU). It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of China, or what has been called 'Greater China' or the 'Chinese Commonwealth' (the People's Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora), on a global scale.

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