May 20-21, 2021. ONLINE conference

Keywording Taiwan

After months of assessment and consultation with other Taiwan Studies organizations, NATSA has come to the conclusion that holding an in-person conference in the U.S. would not be safe nor feasible for scholars, especially those traveling from Taiwan (e.g., mandatory quarantine upon arrival, institutional freeze on travel reimbursement).

Nonetheless, NATSA will host a virtual conference including keynote talks, interactive panel presentations, and networking sessions.



We encourage NATSA 2020 accepted scholars to revise their proposals to address the newly added themes (followed by an asterisk in the Call for Papers) for NATSA 2021. In recognition of the work submitted last year, the papers accepted for 2020 are assured to be accepted for 2021-- please fill out this form to confirm or withdraw your participation. 

If a large-scale in-person conference becomes feasible, our reservation is at the University of California-Irvine. If small-scale gatherings are deemed feasible, NATSA is planning to host receptions in multiple locations in the U.S. and Taiwan. 

NATSA is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered by the state government of California. It is established and operated by overseas Taiwanese and North American Ph.D. students and recent graduates interested in studying Taiwan. The NATSA annual conferences are the largest academic events on Taiwan Studies in North America. We not only provide scholars and students of Taiwan Studies with a regular forum to meet and exchange intellectual ideas, but also allow researchers on East-Asia and beyond to receive dynamic feedback and broaden their academic horizons. 
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