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International Conference (online/onsite): “Beyond Comparison. Towards a Connected Philology,” München, 14-16 June 2023

From June 14th to 16th, 2023, an international conference is set to take place at the venue of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation.

The conference is organised by the International Doctorate Programme “Philology. Practices of premodern cultures, global perspectives, and future concepts”. The conference topic is “Beyond Comparison. Towards a Connected Philology”. Accordingly, it focuses on textual, human, cross-cultural, linguistic, as well as historic connections, to help transcend national conceptions of philology.

Online participation is possible by request to beycom@lrz.uni-muenchen.de.

To find out more, please visit https://www.en.idk-philologie.uni-muenchen.de/events/upcoming-events/doctoral-conference/index.html

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Taiwan’s Economic Security: The Role of Transnational Private Partnerships

 
You are invited to attend:
Taiwan’s Economic Security: The Role of Transnational Private Partnerships
Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 1:00 – 2:30 PM (ET)

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Event Description:The Global Taiwan Institute (GTI) is pleased to invite you to a seminar discussion on “Taiwan’s Economic Security: The Role of Transnational Private Partnerships.”

Despite operating in an open and business-friendly economic system, Taiwan’s private enterprises are heavily impacted by cross-Strait security risks, national government policies, investor confidence, and interdependence within the global economy. As more Taiwanese businesses are shifting their focus from China to other regions—and as concerns are rising that Taiwan’s powerful semiconductor industry, a pillar industry for the island’s economy and security, is simultaneously being hollowed out—it has become increasingly crucial to determine the implications of the increased internationalization Taiwan’s economy, as well as the broader impacts for Taiwan’s trading partners and the island’s own economic security. What geopolitical factors are concerns for Taiwan’s transnational private enterprises? How does the economic security of Taiwan’s private sector play into its national security? What is the Taiwan government doing to address these challenges?

This seminar will include a discussion of the present challenges facing Taiwan’s private sector and Taiwanese businesses seeking to expand their international presence, as well as how entrepreneurs can be supported in these endeavors. 
 
Panelists will include: David Chang (Crossroads), Rupert Hammond-Chambers (US-Taiwan Business Council), and Catherine Tai (Center for International Private Enterprise). The event will be moderated by GTI Program Associate Zoë Weaver-Lee. 

Doors will open at 12:30 PM, and the event will begin at 1:00 PM. If you plan on attending in-person, please RSVP by June 15, as seating is limited. A light lunch will be provided. Please direct questions or concerns to Program Associate Zoë Weaver-Lee at zweaver@globaltaiwan.org. This event is organized by the Global Taiwan Institute and supported in part by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy.

**Media: Please contact Marshall Reid at mreid@globaltaiwan.org if you would like to bring additional crew members or equipment, so that we can be sure to accommodate you.

COVID Procedures: Proof of vaccination will be required at check in. Attendees unable to provide documentation will be required to wear a mask. Masks are optional for vaccinated individuals who are able to provide proof of vaccination. 

The Speakers:

David Chang
is the founder and secretary-general of Crossroads, an NGO in Taiwan that provides education, networking opportunities, and consulting to Taiwanese entrepreneurs looking to expand their business abroad, as well as international companies looking to set up shop in Taiwan. Chang is also the CEO and founder of Wordcorp, an online translation platform. Prior to his work at Wordcorp and Crossroads, David worked as a branch director for America Works of New Jersey, a Legislative Aid for New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane, and a senior paralegal for Gilbert and Sackman. Having once described communication as “the Achilles’ heel of Taiwan,” Chang uses his positions to improve Taiwan’s connection with the international community through translation and business. He graduated with a bachelor of arts from UC Santa Barbara.

Rupert Hammond-Chambers is the president of the US-Taiwan Business Council, where he was elected vice president in 1998 and president in 2000. Prior to 1994, he served as an associate for development at the Center for Security Policy, a defense and foreign policy think tank in Washington, DC. He also serves as a managing director at BowerGroup Asia. Hammond-Chambers is an expert on Taiwanese political and economic issues, with a special focus on defense and security. He is also a member of the board of The Project 2049 Institute, a trustee of Fettes College, and a member of the National Committee on United States-China Relations. He holds a BA from Denison University.

Catherine Tai is the deputy director for Asia of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE). She is responsible for overall program management, performance reporting, donor communication and partnership management throughout Southeast Asia. Tai’s portfolio of projects focuses on partnering with business associations to strengthen the role of the private sector and mobilize local networks of small and medium enterprises for constructive policy reform. Previously, Tai was the senior program officer for East Asia at the Eurasia Foundation, where she provided technical assistance to civil society groups and designed new initiatives with local partners. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Maryland – College Park and a BA in diplomacy from National Chengchi University.

The Moderator:

Zoë Weaver-Lee
is a program associate at the Global Taiwan Institute. She graduated from Stetson University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Global Development and minors in Political Science and Asian Studies. During her time at Stetson, she spent two semesters in South Korea and Taiwan, after which she was awarded the Maris Prize for Undergraduate Research for her study regarding Taiwanese democratic development. After her graduation, Zoë received the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship to study Mandarin in Taipei. At GTI, her research focuses on geoeconomics, economic coercion, and Taiwan’s foreign assistance programs.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Asienkunde E.V. German Association for Asian Studies

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2023 SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School
2023-06-28–30 | Free and open to the public | Registration Deadline: 2023-06-27 Read more
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Conference: Indigenous Histories of Encounters in Asia-Pacific
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Konzert Sargfabrik: Fan-Qi Wu Trio (TWN, A)

Di. 16. Mai 2023, 19:30

Oscar Antoli mit Klarinette, Fan-Qi Wu mit Pipa und Amir Wahba mit Tamburin

Eintritt: € 22,00 / € 15,50 (U30)

Fan-Qi Wu ist eine renommierte Pipa-Spielerin aus Taiwan, die derzeit in Schweden ihren Lebensmittelpunkt hat. Beeinflusst und inspiriert von Minimal Music, nordischem Jazz und Volksmusik hat sie in den vergangenen Jahren ihre eigene musikalische Sprache auf eine vielseitige, poetische Weise entwickelt.

Fan-Qui arbeitet regelmäßig als Solistin mit internationalen Orchestern zusammen und ist Preisträgerin unterschiedlicher Stipendien und Auszeichnungen, u.a. dem ersten Preis beim Nationalen Pipa-Wettbewerb, dem Axel-Adler Stipendium und dem Carl Larsson Stipendium. Ihr unkonventioneller Zugang erweitert die Möglichkeiten des Instruments und schafft eine innovative, einzigartige Brücke zwischen verschiedenen Kulturen.

Zusammen mit den in Wien lebenden Musikern Amir Wahba und Oscar Antoli tritt sie in der Sargfabrik im Trio auf, bei dem Raum für Improvisation, Reaktion und das Einlassen auf Unerwartetes im Vordergrund stehen. Amir Wahba und Oscar Antoli sind seit einigen Jahren fixer Bestandteil der Wiener Musikszene und musizieren seit ihrem gemeinsamen Studium in Rotterdam/Niederlande in verschiedenen Projekten, wie z.B. Sakina Teyna & Friends, Oscar Antoli Quartet, Basma Jabr.

Fan-Qi Wu – Pipa, Amir Wahba – Perkusion, Oscar Antoli – Klarinette, Bass-Klarinette, Kaval

https://sargfabrik.at/veranstaltungen/fan-qi-wu-trio-twn

Book Talk: Divided Allies w/ Hsiao-ting Lin

Taiwan, the United States, and the Hidden History of the Cold War in Asia: Divided AlliesBook Talk with Hsiao-Ting Lin (Stanford University – Hoover Institution)Online Event*Registration required
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Next week, the UW Taiwan Studies Program will welcome Professor Hsiao-ting Lin to discuss his newly published monograph, Divided Allies. Professor Lin’s book explores the challenges which faced the United States and Taiwanese alliance during the Cold War, addressing a wide range of events and influences of the period between the 1950s and 1970s. Tackling seven main topics to outline the fluctuations of the U.S.–Taiwan relationship, this volume highlights the impact of the mainland counteroffensive, the offshore islands, Tibet, Taiwan’s secret operations in Asia, Taiwan’s Soviet and nuclear gambits, Chinese representation in the United Nations, and the Vietnam War. Utilizing multinational archival research, particularly newly available materials from Taiwan and the United States, to reevaluate Taiwan’s foreign policy during the Cold War, Lin’s book reveals a pragmatic and opportunistic foreign policy disguised in nationalistic rhetoric.Hsiao-ting Lin is a research fellow and curator of the Modern China and Taiwan collection at the Hoover Institution, for which he collects material on China and Taiwan, as well as China-related materials in other East Asian countries. He holds a BA in political science from National Taiwan University (1994) and an MA in international law and diplomacy from National Chengchi University in Taiwan (1997). He received his DPhil in oriental studies in 2003 from the University of Oxford. He has published extensively on modern Chinese and Taiwanese politics, history, and ethnic minorities, including Accidental State: Chiang Kai-shek, the United States, and the Making of Taiwan (2016); Modern China’s Ethnic Frontiers: A Journey to the West (2011); and Tibet and Nationalist China’s Frontier: Intrigues and Ethnopolitics, 1928–49 (2006).

Methods Training Workshop “Remote Ethnography of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region,” Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, June 19-22, 2023

Please find attached a Call for Applications for the Methods Training Workshop Remote Ethnography of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (“Remote XUAR”) that will take place in June at the Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg, Germany.

Deadline for applications is May 26, 2023.

Please send a short statement of motivation & CV to bjoern.alpermann@uni-wuerzburg.de.

On-site accommodation and food are fully covered by the organizers. In addition, junior researchers may apply for a travel stipend.


Best regards,
Justyna

EACS The Vice-General Secretary

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE STUDIES
THE VICE-GENERAL SECRETARY

Justyna Jaguścik
Universität Bern
Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Länggassstrasse 49
3012 Bern, Switzerland

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Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Chinese language, University of Turku (Finland)

UNIVERSITY OF TURKU (FINLAND), FACULTY OF HUMANITIES invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Chinese language.

This post is located in the School of Languages and Translation Studies in the Faculty of Humanities.

For more detailed information on the application and evaluation procedure, please see the Appointment specification in the attachment.

Applications must be submitted by 30.5.2023 through the online application system (ID 14867): https://www.utu.fi/en/university/come-work-with-us/open-vacancies

Additional information concerning the appointment procedure may be directed to Head of Administration Mari Husu, e-mail marihusu@utu.fi ,+358 407696563


Best regards,
Justyna


EACS The Vice-General Secretary

EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE STUDIES
THE VICE-GENERAL SECRETARY

Justyna Jaguścik
Universität Bern
Institut für Sprachwissenschaft
Länggassstrasse 49
3012 Bern, Switzerland

EACS website: http://www.chinesestudies.eu registration form: https://projects.zo.uni-heidelberg.de/eacsdb/register.php
database: https://projects.zo.uni-heidelberg.de/eacsdb/
request new password: https://projects.zo.uni-heidelberg.de/eacsdb/request_pwd.php
information on payment of membership dues: http://www.chinesestudies.eu/?page_id=1210
newsletter download, incl. back issues: http://www.chinesestudies.eu/?p=73