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Fwd: Taiwan Studies Workshop at the University of Tübingen (Oct 2023): proposal deadline May 31

Taiwan as Pioneer workshop
at the ERCCT, University of Tübingen, Germany

4-6 October 2023

The Taiwan as Pioneer (TAP) project at the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan at Eberhard Karls University Tübingen, Germany, will hold a workshop for Ph.D. candidates, postdocs and established scholars, from October 4-6, 2023. The workshop will be conducted in English and Chinese. The main topic for the workshop is "Innovative methodologies and new perspectives on Taiwan studies." Other paper submissions pertaining to the fields of Taiwan society and culture are also highly welcomed, but we ask participants to highlight and discuss their methodological choices in more detail than in a regular presentation.

This established format of the workshop provides participants with the opportunity to:

  • present their research to an international audience of peers

  • engage in scholarly exchange on theory and methodology

  • get to know Tübingen, the ERCCT and Tübingen University

  • join the TAP network

  • the possibility to contribute to TAP’s Handbook of methodologies for Taiwan Studies

Travel expenses and accommodation will be covered by TAP:

  • Participants from Germany: travel fees up to 200 EUR and four nights at 80 EUR

  • Participants from Europe: travel fees up to 500 EUR and four nights at 80 EUR

  • Participants from Asia (and Taiwanese people and Taiwanese studies reserchers in North America): travel fees up to 1,400 EUR and four nights at 80 EUR

Successful applicants are requested to submit a 6000 words (TNR 12, single line spacing, does not include reference list) research paper after the workshop (by 12-31-2023) for online publication on the TAP website at the University of Tübingen. The possibility that this paper could become a chapter of the Handbook can be discussed in more detail.

To apply, please send your CV and an outline of your research project (max 2500 words) until May 31, 2023 to:

Dr. Amélie Keyser-Verreault, Ph.D.

TAP project lead at the ERCCT


Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 30th.

About TAP: The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has awarded a grant to four post-doc researchers to conduct the joint research program TAP (Taiwan as a Pioneer) for a duration of four years. TAP is an interdisciplinary and supra-regional postdoctoral joint project for the promotion, structural strengthening and networking of Taiwan research in Sinology. The research focuses on Taiwan's role as an innovator in the dynamics of global megatrends. The inter-institutional network between the universities of Trier, Tübingen and Ruhr-Universität Bochum, funded by the BMBF, is to create intra-

and interdisciplinary structures over the next four years (02.2022 - 01.2026), by means of which Taiwan research can be sustainably anchored in the German science location. For more information, please see:

About the TAP network:


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