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Taiwan Lecture Café Series 2021 - 1st session: Wed. 27 October

To mark the end of the first Taiwan Studies Programme cycle Ghent University hosts a series online lectures together with the University of Göttingen and the University of Groningen. The lectures are given by the Taiwan Chair holders who were selected during the past five years in the framework of the Taiwan Chair agreement.


This series of lectures, titled the Taiwan Lecture Café Series 2021, will take place on the following dates

  • Wednesday 3 November: 11:30-13:00 (CET)
    Yeh Kuo-Chun (National Taiwan University)
    “Did China’s soft power seduction lure Taiwan’s youth?
    Preliminary evidence for employment and entrepreneurship”
  • Wednesday 10 November: 11:30-13:00 (CET)
    Lee Yu-Ting (National Taiwan University)
    “Problems of East Asian Historical Narrative: Compared with Europe”
  • Wednesday 17 November: 11:30-13:00 (CET)
    Hwang Yih-Jye (The Hague University College)
    “The Origin and Development of International Studies in Taiwan”
  • Wednesday 24 November: 11:30-13:00 (CET)
    Chen Yi-Ling (University of Wyoming)
    “Governed by the Market: The Rise of Social Housing Movement and its Obstacles in Taiwan”
  • Tuesday 30 November: 10:00-11:30 (CET)
    Hsiung Ping-Chen (University of California)
    “Further Reflections on the Migrating Taste: Development of Taiwanese Food Culture
    in the Postwar Era”
  • Wednesday 1 December: 11:30-13:00 (CET)
    Liao Hsien-Hao (National Taiwan University)
    “Taiwan at the crossroads: Between Central Kingdom and Seafaring Pirates”

Registration is free but required: Download the full poster

About the Taiwain Studies programme

In 2016 Ghent University, the University of Göttingen and the University of Groningen signed the Taiwan Studies Programme agreement with the Department of International and Cross-Strait Relations of the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. For the past 5 years the 'Taiwan chair' rotated between the three EU universities to lecture about the relations between the EU and East-Asia with a special focus on the role of Taiwan.

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