The Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific is happy to announce the 2021 Taiwan Festival – Literature Strand run by the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITS) in partnership with Centre of Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) is taking place on the 18th – 19th March 2021.
The 2021 Taiwan Festival - Literature Strand will host talks and interviews from contemporary Taiwan authors, Shawna Yang Ryan and Wu Ming-yi and academics, Dr Gwennaël Gaffric, Dr Ti-han Chang, Dr Lara Momesso and Prof Niki Alsford showcasing a range of Taiwan Literature covering topics of climate change and migrants.
To access the Taiwan Festival, Please register your place on Eventbrite:
The current day plan is as follows:
Day 1 March 18, 2021 (Thurs)
Opening Remarks by Director of ISAP
Authors’ Perspectives: Taiwanese Literary Writing- History, Memory and Migration
Shawna Yang Ryan, “Green Island: Speaking Back to History”
Wu Ming-yi, “Historical Experiences and/or Experiences of History: On Migration History and Memory of The Stolen Bicycle”
Conversation with Contemporary Taiwanese Writers (Ti-han Chang and Gwennaël Gaffric)
Day 2 March 19, 2021 (Fri)
Public Lecture I: Migration, Environment and Taiwanese Literature
Gwennaël Gaffric, University of Lyon 3, “Migrants of Yesterday and Migrants of tomorrow: Wu Ming-yi’s Postcolonial and Climate Fiction”
Round Table discussion: Understanding Taiwanese Identity through the Lens of Literature, Migration and Memory.
Interlocuters (in alphabetic order)
Niki ALSFORD, University of Central Lancashire
Ti-han CHANG, University of Central Lancashire
Gwennaël GAFFRIC, University of Lyon 3
Lara MOMESSO, University of Central Lancashire
Shawna YANG RYAN, University of Hawai’i at Maona
Ming-yi WU, University of Dong Hwa