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Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley

Research Associate
SOAS, University of London

I received my PhD from the Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds. Since then, I traveled and taught in the UK and Asia. My experiences of living in Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and the UK have given me a unique intercultural perspective on the media, cinema, society and cultural representations of identities.

Biography

I was born and grew up in Taiwan. I received my BA degree from National Taiwan University and worked as a research assistant, journalist and television screenwriter before I went to the UK to pursue postgraduate studies. I received my PhD (on the topic “Public Service Television in Taiwan”) from the Institute of Communications Studies (ICS), University of Leeds in 1998. Since then, I worked as a researcher at the University of Nottingham (1999–2005) and became Head of Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC, 2005–2007). When I returned to the UK from China, I left the University of Nottingham and taught East Asian film industries at the ICS, University of Leeds (2007–2013).

I currently focus on researching, writing, and editing. I am Research Associate at the Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (2013-present); Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham (2014-present); Research Fellow, European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), Tubingen University (2015-present); and Research Associate, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2018-present).

I joined the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) and became its Secretary-General in 2012. During my time as EATS Secretary-General (2012-2018), with the support of the EATS Board members we launched EATS News in 2013, EATS Library Research Grant in 2014, EATS Research Project in 2014, and EATS Book Launch in 2015. With support from colleagues in Taiwan and in Europe and joint institutional support from Academia Sinica and EATS, we have established a new peer-reviewed academic journal, International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), launched in March 2018. I am now the founding Editor-in-Chief of IJTS.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    • East Asian Cinema, especially Taiwan cinema and Chinese-language cinema
    •      Cultural Diplomacy and Film Festivals
    • The media and democratization in Taiwan and China
    • Trans-disciplinary science communications and education in Taiwan and in the UK

Personal Interests

    I have published widely in English and in Chinese. My experiences of living in Taiwan, Hong Kong (2004), mainland China (2005–2007) and the UK have given me a unique intercultural perspective on the media, cinema, society and cultural representations of identities. I am fascinated by transdisciplinary collaborations and enjoy team work as much as working alone.

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Articles

C. Berry & L. Robinson (eds), Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp.57-78

The Golden Harvest Award in Taiwan


Published: Mar 27, 2017 by C. Berry & L. Robinson (eds), Chinese Film Festivals: Sites of Translation (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), pp.57-78
Authors: Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Film and Video, Asian Studies

This paper answers two research questions: (1) how does Taiwan’s Golden Harvest Award translate the western-derived concept and practice of the “film festival” into its cultural environments? (2) How does the Golden Harvest Award translate Chinese and Taiwanese cultures to the outside world?

Gunter Schubert (ed), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan

Cultural Democratisation and Taiwan Cinema


Published: Jun 07, 2016 by Gunter Schubert (ed), Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Film and Video, Asian Studies, Communications Studies

This chapter builds on the existing literature of culture, democratisation and cinema in Taiwan and addresses the impact of democratisation from the perspective of culture by using the development of Taiwan cinema as a case study. It takes three approaches— historical, agency and structural— to examine how culture in Taiwan has democratised since the 1980s.

China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham

Taiwan Studies in Europe


Published: May 06, 2016 by China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

A short report on the 13th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) in Prague, 30 March-1 April 2016

Orizzonte Cina 7(1): pp.9-11

Il sistema dei media a Taiwan


Published: Feb 29, 2016 by Orizzonte Cina 7(1): pp.9-11
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley and Jonathan Sullivan
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Mass Communications, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communications Studies

A brief introduction to the media system in Taiwan in the 21st century.

China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham

Studying Chinese Media: a review of the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media


Published: Dec 30, 2015 by China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham
Authors: Shih-Chien Chang
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media provides scholars and students with rich materials to comprehend modern Chinese media and society especially in respect of political objectives. This is a well organized, thematically integrated and carefully executed handbook that is worthy of recommendation.

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television

Book Review: Qi Wang, Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema


Published: Jul 10, 2015 by Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This article is a review of Qi Wang's book, Memory, Subjectivity and Independent Chinese Cinema (Edinburgh University Press, 2014)

Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China 2. London: Intellect, 2015, pp.173–175

Dust in the Wind


Published: Jun 01, 2015 by Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China 2. London: Intellect, 2015, pp.173–175
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Hou Hsiao-hsien is one of the most prominent filmmakers of Taiwan New Cinema, a film movement of the 1980s which strived to reconnect with Taiwanese society by drawing inspiration from the realist tradition. This article examines Hou's seventh feature film and final work for the Central Motion Picture Cooperation, Dust in the Wind (1986).

Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China 2. London: Intellect, 2015, pp.87–91

Ang Lee


Published: Jun 01, 2015 by Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China 2. London: Intellect, 2015, pp.87–91
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Ang Lee is arguably the most successful Chinese filmmaker in Hollywood when he received the second Best Director Academy Award for Life of Pi (2012) in early 2013. While some may attribute Lee’s popularity to Hollywood’s growing dependence on the Asian film markets and an increasing flow of talent out of Asia and into Hollywood since the 1990s, it is important to note that Lee’s route to Hollywood has been atypical.

German-Chinese Media Network

Chinese Media and Communications in the 21 st Century


Published: May 20, 2015 by German-Chinese Media Network
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

The similarities and differences experienced by the media and their consumers in the PRC, Hong Kong and Taiwan — and their interactions with each other and the rest of the region and the world — makes us realise that the landscape of Chinese media in the new millennium is multicultural, multilingual, and multinational.

G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds) (2015), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. London: Routledge, pp.298-311

Public Service Television in China


Published: May 06, 2015 by G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds) (2015), Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. London: Routledge, pp.298-311
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley and Chien-san Feng
Subjects: Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter traces the development of public service television in the People’s Republic of China. It unravels the endeavors by Chinese elites to reconcile competing concerns from different sections of the society in implementing Public Service Broadcasting within the Chinese context.

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43(3), October 2014: 3–12

The Impacts of Changing Ruling Parties in the Twenty-First Century


Published: Oct 31, 2014 by Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43(3), October 2014: 3–12
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Sociology, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Changes of ruling parties are widely viewed as a critical marker of a country’s level of democratization. However, it is noteworthy that although political parties frequently warn of the dire consequences should their rivals win an election, changes of ruling parties tend to demonstrate as much policy continuity as change.

Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43(3), October 2014: 105–128

Anti–Media-Monopoly Policies and Further Democratisation in Taiwan


Published: Oct 31, 2014 by Journal of Current Chinese Affairs 43(3), October 2014: 105–128
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley and Chien-san Feng
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

The student-led anti-media monopoly movement in Taiwan has generated strong momentum since mid-2012. In early 2013, the National Communications Commission responded by drafting the “Prevention of Broadcasting and Television Monopoly and the Maintenance of Diversity Act”. This paper considers the anti-media monopoly movement and the burgeoning civic movements in recent years as part of a “second wave” of democratization for further political reform and democratic consolidation.

Leung Wing-Fai & Andy Willis (eds.), East Asian Film Stars. London: Macmillan, 2014, pp.190–204.

Stars as Production and Consumption: A Case Study of Brigitte Lin


Published: May 31, 2014 by Leung Wing-Fai & Andy Willis (eds.), East Asian Film Stars. London: Macmillan, 2014, pp.190–204.
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter attempts to understand the projection of stardom on a national and transnational level in the context of Taiwan and Hong Kong cinema. The case study is Taiwanese/Hong Kong actress Brigitte Lin

Jeongmee Kim (ed.) (2014), Reading Asian Television Drama. London: IB Tauris, pp.213–234

”Korean Wave” in Taiwan: Cultural Representation of Identities and Food in Korea


Published: Jan 01, 2014 by Jeongmee Kim (ed.) (2014), Reading Asian Television Drama. London: IB Tauris, pp.213–234
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter looks at the rise of Korean Wave in a Chinese context. While I offer an analysis of certain industry strategies and cultural economy behind the Korean Wave in Taiwan, my main focus is on how the Korean TV programme Daejanggeum (2003) has struck a chord with Chinese sentiment such as Confucianism and family values and explain why the drama series was loved and admired by the Chinese communities from Asia to America.

Oriental Archive 81 (2013), pp.437–458

Taiwanese-Language Cinema: State versus Market, National versus Transnational


Published: Dec 01, 2013 by Oriental Archive 81 (2013), pp.437–458
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This paper studies the Huaxing Film Studio, the first privately-run Taiwanese film company. It also offers a second case study on a prolific filmmaker, Xin Qi (1924–2010). A close analysis of Huaxing will help establish a chronology of the first wave of Taiwanese-language cinema. My examination of Xin’s career will focus on his involvement in the second wave of Taiwanese-language cinema in order to obtain a fuller understanding of the rise and fall of this dialect film industry.

Screen 43(4), winter 2013: 534–539

The Distribution and Exhibition of Chinese and Asian Cinema in the UK: A Chinese


Published: Nov 30, 2013 by Screen 43(4), winter 2013: 534–539
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Chinese and Asian films are proliferating and many Asian governments and film companies have established a variety of mechanisms to help their films reach audiences worldwide. But, the greater visibility of Asian cinema in the international arena does not necessarily translate into improved accessibility to Chinese and Asian films in UK cinemas. This article is a report on a symposium which tries to seek answers.

LSE Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective vol.4, December 2012, pp.89–107

Cinema, Identity and Resistance


Published: Mar 31, 2012 by LSE Journal Taiwan in Comparative Perspective vol.4, December 2012, pp.89–107
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Communication Studies

On the surface, A City of Sadness and The Wind that Shakes the Barley may have little in common. However, both films employ powerful filmic languages to express contested identities. A comparison between these two films will help illuminate the cinematic strategies adopted by filmmakers to reflect identity politics in different contexts. It will also demonstrate the complexity and diversity of resistance as a concept and as a form of action.

Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China. London: Intellect, 2012, pp.139–140

Cape No.7


Published: Mar 01, 2012 by Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China. London: Intellect, 2012, pp.139–140
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This article explores the factors which made the Cape No.7 (2008) a cultural phenomenon in Taiwan. It also ponders on what it means to the Taiwan film industry in the 21st century.

Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China. London: Intellect, 2012, pp.17–21

Taiwanese Documentary


Published: Mar 01, 2012 by Gary Bettinson (ed.), Directory of World Cinema: China. London: Intellect, 2012, pp.17–21
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Prior to the 1980s, documentary was a minor form of film production and received little attention from the public. What inspired the changes of Taiwan documentary in the mid-1980s? Can the documentary films made in Taiwan be explained by western documentary theories? What is the current state of Taiwan documentary? These are the questions this article aims to address.

David Blundell (ed.), Taiwan Experience Since Martial Law. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, pp.395–417

Media in Democratic Taiwan


Published: Feb 15, 2012 by David Blundell (ed.), Taiwan Experience Since Martial Law. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012, pp.395–417
Authors: Gary D. Rawnsley and Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter charts the development of the media system in Taiwan from prior to democratization in the 1980s to the 21st century, with the main focus on post-democratization era. The perseverance of democratic consolidation in Taiwan and further media reform will continue to provide observers an opportunity to analyse the parallel development of communication and a democratic political culture in one of the most atypical ‘Third Wave’ transitions.

Asian Cinema Journal 22 (2, Fall/Winter 2011): 196–213

Cinema, Historiography and Identities in Taiwan Cinema: Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s A City


Published: Oct 31, 2011 by Asian Cinema Journal 22 (2, Fall/Winter 2011): 196–213
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: History, Media and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This article examines how Taiwan‘s historiography and identities are represented in A City of Sadness (1989). It illuminates why and how A City of Sadness has achieved an iconic status in articulating Taiwan‘s contested identities and reflecting the development of culture and democratization on the island.

G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (ed.) (2010), Global Chinese Cinema. London: Routledge, pp.90-105

Hero: Rewriting the Chinese Martial Arts Film Genre


Published: Aug 17, 2011 by G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (ed.) (2010), Global Chinese Cinema. London: Routledge, pp.90-105
Authors: Haizhou Wang and Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter investigates why and how Zhang Yimou’s Hero has rewritten the Chinese martial arts film genre.

G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds), (2010), Global Chinese Cinema. London: Routledge, pp.78-89

On “Tian Xia” (all under heaven) in Zhang Yimou’s Hero


Published: Aug 17, 2011 by G. Rawnsley and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds), (2010), Global Chinese Cinema. London: Routledge, pp.78-89
Authors: Xiaoming Chen and Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

If there is a message in Zhang Yimou’s Hero, it is certainly 'tian xia' (All under Heaven). Why did Zhang Yimou make tian xia such a prominent theme for Hero? What does tian xia really mean in the film? Further, how did he represent tian xia aesthetically and philosophically? There are the questions addressed in this chapter.

L. Nagib and C. Mello (eds.), Realism and the Audiovisual Media. London: Palgrave, 2009: 96-107

Observational Realism in Taiwan New Cinema


Published: Oct 28, 2009 by L. Nagib and C. Mello (eds.), Realism and the Audiovisual Media. London: Palgrave, 2009: 96-107
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter explores the particular kind of realism in Taiwan New Cinema that is observational, self reflective and closely linked to the cultural and social context of Taiwan.

Corrado Neri and Kirstie Gormley (eds.), Taiwan Cinema. Lyon, France: Asiexpo, 2009, pp.78–96

Taiwan New Cinema


Published: Sep 01, 2009 by Corrado Neri and Kirstie Gormley (eds.), Taiwan Cinema. Lyon, France: Asiexpo, 2009, pp.78–96
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This article examines the significance of Taiwan New Cinema from three aspects: 1. What does Taiwan New Cinema mean to the local film industry? What is ‘new’ about Taiwan ‘New’ Cinema culturally, socially and politically? 2. How does Taiwan New Cinema push artistic boundaries and catch the attention of the international art-house cinema circuit? 3. What is the impact of Taiwan New Cinema on the future of Taiwan cinema?

Lawrence C. Rubin ed., Food Eating and Culture. North Carolina: McFarland, 2008, pp.225–236

Cultural Representation of Taste in Ang Lee’s Eat, Drink, Man, Woman


Published: May 15, 2008 by Lawrence C. Rubin ed., Food Eating and Culture. North Carolina: McFarland, 2008, pp.225–236
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Media and Cultural Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies

Chinese people frequently use food – of which there are countless variations, many more subtle and more expressive than the tongue can convey – to help speak the language that constitutes a part of every social interaction. This chapter examines how such relationships are represented by food, cooking and taste in the movie Eat, Drink, Man, Woman (1994).

G. and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds) (rpt 2006), Political Communications in Greater China. Routledge, pp.147-166

Communications of Identity in Taiwan: From the 28th February Incident to Formosa


Published: Apr 06, 2006 by G. and M.Y. Rawnsley (eds) (rpt 2006), Political Communications in Greater China. Routledge, pp.147-166
Authors: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Asian Studies, Communication Studies

This chapter explores the construction and the reflection of Taiwan's identities in the media since the February 28th Incident (generally referred to as '2–28') occurred in 1947 to the early 21st century. These issues frame the methods and content of political and social discourse in Taiwan, and structure the form and substance of mediated communications.

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IJTS Call for Papers on "Education and Society in Contemporary Taiwan"

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Education

Topical section of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies

 “Education and society in contemporary Taiwan”

 Guest Editors: Professor Edward Vickers (Kyushu University) and Dr Lin Tzu-bin (National Taiwan Normal University)

 

Call for Papers:

 Education was widely seen as a crucial ingredient in the formula for the ‘economic miracle’ in post-war Taiwan. As in Korea and Japan, a comprehensive and relatively egalitarian system for provision of public compulsory schooling helped underpin a pattern of rapid development with high levels of social mobility, at least until the 1980s. But the concomitant of this relative uniformity was a high degree of regimentation associated with the attempt to sustain a homogenous and totalizing vision of national identity premised on Taiwan’s ‘Chineseness’.

 Taiwan’s transition to a prosperous, democratic, predominantly middle-class society has been accompanied by growing impatience in many quarters with this uniform, and uniformly Chinese, approach to education. At the same time, slowing economic growth, declining social mobility and entrenched credentialism have boosted demand for greater ‘choice’ within the public system, as well as for private schooling and examination-preparatory ‘shadow education’. There have been louder calls for diversity in both forms of educational provision and curricular content. The appeal of diversity and choice as slogans of educational reform is further enhanced for many by the desire to reposition Taiwan as a ‘multicultural’ Asian society rather than an exclusively Chinese one.

 As in other prosperous ‘developed’ societies, higher education has meanwhile become a middle-class rite of passage, with the costs of diploma inflation borne mostly by families rather than the state. The capacity of the economy to generate graduate-level employment for the burgeoning graduate workforce has been increasingly strained, fueling youth discontent and causing some to seek opportunities overseas or on the Chinese mainland – even while low-skilled positions are increasingly filled by immigrants from Southeast Asia. Politicians and businessmen, for their part, still look to universities to provide an injection of ‘innovation’ to restore the economic magic of the ‘miracle’ decades.

 Superficially, then, much has changed in Taiwan’s ‘post-miracle’ educational landscape – in ways that mirror the broader socio-economic and political changes of the past forty years. Below the surface, though, how deep do these changes run? To what extent has the strongly instrumentalist orientation of the system towards generation of ‘human capital’ been moderated by broader conceptions of education’s goals? What influence have global trends towards marketization, metrics, ‘accountability’ and the other paraphernalia of neoliberal ‘new public management’ had over policy in the educational sphere? How far has the ideology of meritocracy and welfare minimalism that underpinned dominant attitudes to education during the high growth era been challenged or transformed in a context of lower growth and declining social mobility? And has the role of schooling in political socialization, and underlying assumptions concerning the meaning of national citizenship (under a ‘Chinese’ or ‘Taiwanese’ label), been fundamentally altered?

 These are amongst the issues that this topical section seeks to address. The editors are keen to solicit manuscripts that analyze the relationship of educational policies, practices or institutions with contemporary Taiwan’s broader social and political context. Contributions that examine technical aspects of educational practice are not appropriate for this journal. Papers that adopt a comparative or historical perspective are particularly welcome.

 Those interested in contributing should send an abstract of around 350 words to the guest editors by the date indicated below. Please send the abstracts to Dr. Lin Tzu-bin at this address: [email protected]

 

 Deadline for submission of abstracts: 22 / 04 / 2019

 Deadline for submission of draft manuscripts (for those shortlisted for inclusion in the topical section): 31 / 08 / 2019

IJTS Secured the CCK Foundation Publication Grant in 2018

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley and Professor Gary Rawnsley's joint application to the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Publication Grant is successful. The grant will be used to support the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) during its crucial launch year in 2018. The IJTS Editorial Office is hosted by the Department of International Politics, Aberytwyth University. Dr Ming-Yeh Rawnsley is the journal's Editor-in-Chief while Professor Gary Rawnsley the Book Review Editor.

IJTS is the first internationally collaborative, multidisciplinary, and peer-reviewed academic research journal in English dedicated for scholars, teachers, and students from around the world who have an active and passionate interest in Taiwan and Taiwan-related subjects. The journal is devoted to all aspects of Taiwan Studies, including social sciences, arts and humanities, and topics which are interdisciplinary in nature. This publication on Taiwan Studies, a rapidly growing field with an increasingly critical influence, aims to reach academics and policymakers of different cultural backgrounds, disciplinary perspectives and methodological approaches. Submissions and subscriptions welcome. For more information, please visit: http://eats-taiwan.eu/academic-journal-ijts/

   

Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change FB launched

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Area Studies, Art & Visual Culture, Asian Studies, Communications Studies, Film and Video

Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change has now a dedicated Facebook page. For book launch photos, discount vouchers, slide show, reviews and any other timely updates, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/ChiuRawnsleyRawnsley/ 

Tubingen Screening of Taiwanese-Language Cinema

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Area Studies, Art & Visual Culture, Asian Studies, Communications Studies, Film and Video

Did you know regular filmmaking on Taiwan only started in the 1950s? With a Taiwanese-language film industry? Between then and the 70s, 1,000-plus Taiwanese-language features were made. However, the budgets were miniscule, the companies short-lived, and there was no archive. They were quickly forgotten, and only 200-plus survive. But now Taiwan’s lost commercial cinema is being recovered and restored by the Taiwan Film Institute. Our project brings 7 scholars together for a symposium at King’s College London on 7 October 2017, launching a screening tour across the UK and Europe featuring 10 films.

The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), Tubingen University will be one of the touring venues. The sceening and talk of selected Taiwanese-language films in Tubingen will be this year's ERCCT Taiwan Documentary Film Festival. The event will take place on 4 November 2017 (Saturday). Timetable is as follows:

10:00 a.m. Introduction: Taiwan’s Lost Cinema project, Dr. Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
10:20 a.m. 天字第一號The Best Secret Agent (Zhang Ying, 1964)
12:00 Lunch break
1:00 p.m. Introduction, Dr. Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
1:05 p.m. 地ç„新娘The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell (Hsin Chi, 1965)
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Introduction, Dr. Ming-Yeh Rawnsley
3:20 p.m. å±éšªçš„é’春 Dangerous Youth (Hsin Chi, 1969)
4:55-5:30 p.m. Discussion

 

 

Lecture and Screening of Taiwanese language cinema and documentary in Lund

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Film and Video

Open lecture by Ming-Ye Rawnsley on Taiwanese film and screening of the documentary film The Lost Kingdom

ABOUT THE EVENT

Time: 
16/11/2017 - 15:00 to 18:00
Location: 
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18, Lund
 

Abstract

Taiwanese-language cinema of the 1950s and the 1960s had a neglected history until the process of democratization in Taiwan invoked a renewed interest in local traditions and cultural legacies. However it is difficult to research the subject as many films and original materials have been lost forever. This paper aims to tease out a forgotten film history that is yet to be widely covered in English literature by studying the Hua-Xing Film Studio (1949–1963), the first privately-run Taiwanese film production company, as well as a prominent filmmaker, Xin Qi (1924–2010). The two central questions the author tackles are: How did Taiwanese-language filmmakers negotiate the pressure from the state and the market under martial law? What can we learn about the paradigm of national versus transnational from Taiwan’s early film industry?

Film synopsis
The Lost Kingdom (director Lee Hsiang-Hsiu, 1999, 98 minutes) traces the rise and fall of the Kung Le Society, one of the most prominent Taiwanese opera troupes to emerge after Japanese Rule. The film compiles archive footage, photos, and rare interviews with former troupe members, telling the story of how entertainment mogul Chen Cheng-San led his troupe to success, transforming the traditional folk opera into mainstream entertainment. However, with the advent of television, and the Nationalist government’s policy of banning any language other than Mandarin in public places, the troupe gradually declined until it eventually dissolved.

The film screening is part of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative’s Office sponsored project “Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored” that involves screening films in the UK and in other European countries.

"Aber Outlook" Podcast: Conversations about Taiwanese History Docudrama Attabu

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Film and Video, History

“Aber Outlook” can be accessed here: https://audioboom.com/channels/4914...
The first episode of “Aber Outlook” is our “Conversations on Taiwanese History Docudrama Attabu”: https://audioboom.com/posts/6072745...
 
Attabu is a two-part story on the rise and fall of the Lin Family in Wufeng (aka Attabu). The Lins sailed across the sea from China to Taiwan in 1746 and became one of the most powerful clans in Taiwan. Part I depicts how the family members won military glories and played a crucial role in China and Taiwan in the Qing Dynasty. Part II resumes from the defeat of China in the First Sino-Japanese War in 1895, in which year Taiwan officially became Japan’s colony, and focuses on the family disruption. Under Japanese rule, this influential family gradually disintegrated because the members failed to share the same political belief— some returned to China while others stayed in Taiwan to support the local self-government. The vast political turbulence in that period of time, including two World Wars, drastically changes the destiny of Taiwan and that of the Lins.

Made in Britain (trans. M.Y. Rawnsley) to be published in Taiwan

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Economics, Finance, Business & Industry

Chinese version (trans. Ming-yeh Rawnsley) of Made in Britain: How the Nation Earns its Living (by Evan Davis) will be published in Taiwan at the end of May 2017.

What are countries famous for making? For Japan, the answer might be electronic goods. For Germany, automobiles. For France, perhaps a Louis Vuitton bag. But what about Britain?

Here, Evan Davis sets himself the task of finding out. Offering a fascinating look at Britain's manufacturing industries and revealing the various companies that might not be household names, but are very much world leaders in their fields, he shows how the UK has learnt to specialise in high end and niche areas that are the envy of the world.

Taking in the nation's disappointments and successes, Made in Britain is a brilliantly readable tour of the economic history of the UK, exploring the curious blend of resilience, innovation and economic free-thinking that makes the British who they are.

What may other countries, such as Taiwan, learn from the British story of economy? After all, many modern economies all face similar challenges of globalisation...

 

Taiwanese Filmmaker Hou Hsiao-Hsien in Europe

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Film and Video

On its 20th anniversary, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation International Sinological Center at Charlse University (Prague) will host the world-renowned Taiwanese film director Hou Hsiao-hsien (City of Sadness, Millenium Mambo, Assassin) and the famous Taiwanese novelist and screenwriter Chu Tien-wen. You can meet them at the opening of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s Film Festival in Ponrepo Cinema on 2 – 10 May 2017, or at the round table discussion within the conference Taiwan Cinema and Cultural Dynamics (3 May 2017, 15.00 – 16.30, Karolinum, Charles University, Prague 1): https://cckisc.ff.cuni.cz/en/2017/04/11/hou-hsiao-hsien-in-prague/

After Prague, Hou and Chu will visit Germany and then conducte a Masterclass in Dublin (hosted by Professor Chris Berry, King's College London): https://allevents.in/dublin/masterclass-with-hou-hsiao-hsien-and-chu-tien-wen/248410548965788#

2018 EATS Young Scholar Award competition begins

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The 2018 European Taiwan Studies Young Scholar Award (YSA)

Deadline: 31 August 2017

1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400

 The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation but are not currently in a full-time lectureship. In their papers, applicants should address the 2018 EATS conference theme, “Sustainable Taiwan”. Applicants must be a current EATS member. EATS board members are not eligible to apply.

Submission: Papers should be written in English, and only single-authored, unpublished original research papers will be accepted. However, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2018 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7000–9000 words (including bibliography/reference and notes). Please include in the title page the author’s full name, institution, email address, and postal address.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 31 August 2017. Please submit to [email protected] and cc [email protected]. Please specify the subject as “your name + YSA 2018”.

Evaluation: Submissions will be evaluated according to their relevance to the field, originality, clarity of methodology, quality of the writing, and respect for the rules of quotation. After a double blind external review process, the EATS Board will nominate by the end of November 2017 no more than 3 finalists. The finalists will be invited to present their works at the EATS conference in Zurich, Switzerland, 4–6 April 2018. During the conference, their papers and formal presentations will be further assessed.

Award: The final results of the 2018 European Taiwan Studies YSA will be announced at the Closing Ceremony of the 2018 EATS annual conference. Each prize winner will be presented with an official certificate and monetary award (1st Prize: €1000; 2nd Prize: €600; 3rd Prize: €400).

Important Notice:

 YSA finalists must arrange their own travel to Zurich. Each of them will receive a partial reimbursement of travel and/or accommodation during the conference as per EATS conference regulations. Absence from the EATS conference will be considered as withdrawal from the competition.

 Paper submissions to YSA will not be automatically considered as an abstract submission for the 2018 EATS annual conference. Please follow the guidelines of the 2018 EATS Call for Papers to submit your abstract to participate in the EATS Annual Conference in Zurich.

2018 EATS Annual Conference Call for Papers

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

Call for Papers

“Sustainable Taiwan”

 15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Zurich, Switzerland, 46 April 2018

 Deadline for submission of abstracts to

Regular Panels: 31 August 2017

MA Panels: 31 October 2017

 

In environmental sciences ‘sustainability’ means ‘the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance’. However, ‘sustainability’ is more than a recent buzzword and embraces a much broader philosophy and practice. If we consider ‘sustainability’ as an ecosystem, a lifestyle, a community or a world that is capable of supporting itself and its surroundings indefinitely, we believe ‘sustainability’ is an equally important concept for scholars and students of all disciplines – social sciences, arts and humanities, or Taiwan Studies generally.

The 15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) adopts a broadly defined theme of ‘sustainability’ and invites researchers of all backgrounds to address the following questions: How have the people on Taiwan survived political, social and cultural challenges? How may Taiwan contribute to a more sustainable world in the future? What are the issues facing the islanders today to maintain their lifestyles and what solutions to them could be proposed? Are Tsai Ing-wen’s approaches to transitional justice, gender equality, cross-strait relations, economic growth, environment, and cultural development sustainable?

For submission, please send an abstract of 500 words (including 3–5 keywords in Word Document), together with a separate page indicating your first name, surname, affiliation, status (i.e. Faculty, MA, PhD, Researcher), gender and email contact to [email protected] (subject: abstract of SURNAME, Given Name) and cc. [email protected] by 31 August 2017. After a double-blind external review process, we will announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

To encourage junior researchers, EATS will organize special panels for students currently enrolled in MA programmes to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback on their work. The MA panels are not confined by the theme of the conference, although it should be relevant to the broadly defined field of Taiwan Studies. To submit to MA panels, please send an abstract of 300-500 words on a topic of your choice, together with a separate page indicating your first name, surname, affiliation, gender and email contact to [email protected] (subject: MA abstract of SURNAME, Given Name) and cc. [email protected] by 31 October 2017. After a double-blind review process, we will also announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

Accepted postgraduate presenters (PhD and MA students) who are affiliated with European institutions, or the 2018 Young Scholar Award finalists, will receive a travel grant of €150.

A report (in Chinese) on the 14th EATS Annual Conference is published

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

A report (in Chinese) for the 14th Annual Confernece of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) is published online. Please see: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ming-yeh-t-rawnsley/%E7%AC%AC14%E5%B1%86%E6%AD%90%E6%B4%B2%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E7%A0%94%E7%A9%B6%E5%B9%B4%E6%9C%83%E5%A0%B1%E5%91%8A/10211478153123335

14th EATS Annual Conference in Venice reported by TRO in the UK

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The 14th Annual Confernece of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), Venice, 2-4 March 2017, is reported in the newsletters/website of the Taipei Representative Office in the UK.

For more details about the confernece, see: http://www.eats-taiwan.eu/conference/eats-2017/

SOAS book launch event reported in Taipei Times

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

Taipei Times reported events organised by the Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS, University of London, including the book launch of "Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan" on 14 February 2017. For the book launch event, see: https://www.soas.ac.uk/taiwanstudies/events/14feb2017-book-launch-routledge-handbook-of-contemporary-taiwan.html

International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) Call for Papers

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

An exciting new peer-reviewed academic journal on Taiwan studies, the International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS), will be launched by Brill in March 2018. IJTS, cosponsored by Academia Sinica and the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS), aims to be a principal outlet for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on Taiwan. Once launched, IJTS will be published in March and September every year. It will offer a platform for theoretical debates and empirical analyses, and create a space for discussion among international scholars working across disciplines in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. The journal is also interested in interdisciplinary approaches to Taiwan studies. IJTS welcomes submissions that are localised in focus, as well as research that is more global and comparative. Authors are encouraged to position Taiwan and Taiwan-related issues within different global, regional, and local contexts and processes.

The journal’s Editor-in-Chief is Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley, Research Associate of SOAS, University of London and Secretary-General of EATS (2012–2018). The Executive Editorial Board members are Professor Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan), Dr Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London), Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica), Professor Michael Shiyung Liu (Academia Sinica) and Professor Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University). Book review editor is Professor Gary D. Rawnsley (Aberystwyth University). 

The theme of the inaugural edition will be “Taiwan Studies: State of the Field”, edited by Professor Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao and Dr Dafydd Fell. It intends to cover as wide a range of disciplines as possible. If you would like to submit to the launch issue of the IJTS, the deadline is 31 March 2017. The journal follows a double-blind peer review system. Please follow this link to download a copy of the submission guidelines: http://www.brill.com/forthcoming-journal-international-journal-taiwan-studies 

Meanwhile the rolling call for papers for regular issues of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies is also open. The same submission guidelines apply. For further information about the journal, please visit our website: brill.com/ijts.

Contact Details

Please follow submission guidelines and submit your articles by email to the IJTS editorial office: [email protected].

Please write to the IJTS editorial office ([email protected]) if you wish to propose a special thematic issue.

Please write to the Book Review Editor, Professor Gary Rawnsley ([email protected]) if you would like to review books relevant to Taiwan studies.

The postal address of the IJTS editorial office is: Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 3FE, UK  

Positive review for M.Y. Rawnsley's Taiwan Cinema book

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Film and Video

A positive review for Dr. Ming-yeh Rawnsley's book (in Chinese) on "Discovering Taiwan Cinema" was published in New Books Monthly (May 2016), pp.48-51. The article is written by Macy Lu: https://www.academia.edu/26574157/%E7%9B%A7%E7%BE%8E%E6%9D%8F%E6%9B%B8%E8%A9%95_%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E9%9B%BB%E5%BD%B1%E7%9A%84%E9%82%A3%E6%99%82%E6%AD%A4%E5%88%BB_%E8%AE%80_%E7%9C%8B%E8%A6%8B_%E5%8F%B0%E7%81%A3%E9%9B%BB%E5%BD%B1%E4%B9%8B%E5%85%89_2016_

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan published June 2016

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Taiwan offers a comprehensive overview of both contemporary Taiwan and the Taiwan studies field. Each contribution summarises the major findings in the field and highlights long-term trends, recent observations and possible future developments in Taiwan. Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley's book chaper is on "Cultural Democratisation and Taiwan Cinema".

Ming-yeh Rawnsley received a publication grant for book on Taiwan Cinema (2017)

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Communications Studies, Film and Video

Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley has received a publication grant from the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for her forthcoming book, Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change (eds Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley and Gary Rawnsley), to be published in 2017 by Routledge.

Ming-yeh Rawnsley featured in Youth Culture's FB Page

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Communications Studies, Film and Video

Taiwanese publisher, Youth Culture, specialises in books for younger readership. Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley's book, Discovering Taiwan Cinema (Taipei: Youth Culture, 2015), is recently featured in the publisher's Facebook Page to encourage more interaction with readers: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1626562170998016&id=100009327466715&hc_location=ufi 

Ming-yeh Rawnsley's TV interview about her new book on Taiwan Cinema (2016)

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Applied Arts & Music, Asian Studies, Communications Studies, Film and Video

Dr Ku Shushiun interviewed Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley on behalf of Macroview TV in Taiwan about her new book, Discovering Taiwan Cinema (Taipei: Youth Culture, 2015, in Chinese), in April 2016. The interview is in Mandarin.

Another book review on Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media published!

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communications Studies

It is very pleasing for the editors to learn that another book review on Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media has been published. It demonstrates that the book is gaining attention from scholars in the field. The said review is published in June 2016 in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly: http://jmq.sagepub.com/content/93/2/455.full.pdf+html 

Book launch for "Framing Transdisciplinary" (eds Ming-yeh Rawnsley et al.)

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Education

Book launch for "Framing Transdisciplinary: Bridging the Sciences and Humanities" (eds Ming-yeh Rawnsley, Kung-pei Tang and Chi-mao Wang, Taipei, 2015) at National Taiwan University, 11 August 2015

Retrieved book review for "The Clandestine Cold War in Asia"

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies, History, Military & Security Studies, Other

Journal of Cold War Studies

Richard J. AldrichGary Rawnsley, and Ming-Yeh T. Rawnsley, eds., The Clandestine Cold War in Asia, 1945–65: Western Intelligence, Propaganda, and Special Operations. London: Frank Cass, 2000. 298 pp. $57.00.

Reviewed by John Kenneth Knaus

Harvard University

Book Launch for the "Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media" at SOAS

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communications Studies

SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies hosted the book launch of the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media, where the authors discussed their book. The event took place on 25 February 2016.

Book review on "Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media" published

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communications Studies

A book review by Dr Shih-Chien Chang (Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Communication, Chu Hai College in Hong Kong) on the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media (eds. Gary and Ming-yeh Rawnsley, 2015) was published on 30 December 2015 by China Policy Institute Blog, University of Nottingham: http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/chinapolicyinstitute/2015/12/30/84241/

EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) 2017 is now open

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are currently enrolled on a Master’s or PhD programme, or are within three years of having submitted their PhD dissertation or within one year of graduation from Master’s. The candidate’s rank of academic employment should be below that of Associate Professor or Senior Lecturer or the equivalent ranks in other systems at the time of application. Applicants should submit their papers in accordance to the EATS conference theme, “Translating Taiwan: 1947-1987-2017”.

Papers should be written in English; only single-authored, unpublished, original research papers will be accepted. However, candidates may submit papers that are under review for publication in a scholarly journal at the time of the 2017 EATS conference. Each applicant may submit only one paper of 7000–9000 words (including bibliography/reference and footnotes/endnotes). The submitted paper should include the author’s full name, institution, email and contact address.

After a double blind external review process, by the end of November 2016 the EATS Board will nominate no more than 3 finalists, who will be invited to present their works at the EATS conference in Venice, Italy, 2–4 March 2017. During the conference, their papers and formal presentations will be further assessed. The winners of the YSA will each be honoured with the award of a certificate and monetary prizes between €500 and €1000.

Please note that the finalists must arrange their own travel to Venice. Each of them will receive a travel grant of €150 as partial coverage of travel expenses, and two nights’ accommodation during the conference. Absence from the EATS conference will be considered a withdrawal from the competition. It is also expected that candidates who submit papers for the consideration of YSA will be registered as EATS members either before or at the 2017 EATS conference.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 31 July 2016. Please submit to [email protected] and cc. [email protected]. Please specify the subject as “YSA 2017 of SURNAME, Given name”.

To download a copy of the announcement for details, please visit: https://www.academia.edu/25058650/14th_Annual_Conference_of_the_European_Association_of_Taiwan_Studies_2017_

The 14th EATS Annual Conference Call for Papers

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

Call for Papers

“Translating Taiwan: 194719872017”

 14th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Venice, Italy, 24 March 2017

 

Deadline for submission of abstracts

Regular Panels: 31 July 2016

MA Panels: 31 October 2016

For details, please download a copy of the CfP from: https://www.academia.edu/25058650/14th_Annual_Conference_of_the_European_Association_of_Taiwan_Studies_2017_


Issue 7 of EATS News is published!

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The 7th issue of EATS News: The newsletters of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (January 2016) has been published. It can be accessed and downloaded from this link: https://www.academia.edu/21271587/EATS_News_Issue_7

Top 0.5% of researchers on Academia.edu!

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Communication Studies, Media and Cultural Studies, Media, Journalism and Communications

Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley reached the top 0.5% researchers on Academia.edu by 30-day views in February 2016.

The 13th EATS Conference takes place in Prague, 30 March-1 April 2016

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The 13th annual conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) will take place in Prague, Czech Republic, 30 March–1 April 2016. The main theme of the conference is Powerful and Powerless.

EATS also hosts two annual awards to coincide with their conference: (1) Library Research Grant and (2) Young Scholar Award.

Library Research Grant will offer subsidies to visit an Europe-based library for Taiwan-related research. If you are interested in applying for the 2016 EATS Library Research Grant, please check this webpage for details: http://www.eats-taiwan.eu/conference/eats-2016/library-grant/

The EATS Young Scholar Award (YSA) is open to applicants who are EATS members and are currently studying for a postgraduate degree at an European institution or are within three years of having submitted their PhD thesis but are not in a full-time lectureship. Submission deadline is 29 February 2016. For details of the 2016 EATS YSA, please check this webpage for details: http://www.eats-taiwan.eu/conference/eats-2016/ysa-award/

 


EATS News issue 6 is published

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

EATS News is the newsletters of the European Association of Taiwan Studies. It is published twice a year. The 6th issue of EATS News (July 2015) can now be downloaded and accessed through the EATS Website: http://eats-taiwan.eu/newsletters/issue-6/

13th EATS Conference Call for Papers, submission deadline 15 September 2015

By: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley
Subjects: Area Studies, Asian Studies

The 13th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) will take place 30 March-1 April 2016, Prague. It is coorganised by EATS and The Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The conference theme is "Powerful and Powerless". The process of Call for Papers has begun. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 September 2015. Further details can be accessed here: http://eats-taiwan.eu/conference/eats-2016/call-for-paper/

Videos

What topics do scholars of Taiwan studies work on today? (12)

Published: Apr 30, 2018

Homing Yao (Aberystwyth) tells us about his research on Taiwan's cyber security. The interview was recorded on the day when Homing passed his viva, 20 April 2018. Many congratulations, Dr Yao!

What topics do scholars of Taiwan studies work on today? (11)

Published: Apr 29, 2018

Táňa Dluhošová (Oriental Institute of the Science Academy, Czech Republic) tells us about her amazing new project, which is truly interdisciplinary and comes out of her previous research on digital humanity. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (10)

Published: Apr 28, 2018

Beatrice Zani (Lyon) shares her comparative works on Taiwan and China. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (9)

Published: Apr 27, 2018

Gwennaël Gaffric (Université Libre de Bruxelles) tells us about his work at the Francophone Association of Taiwan Studies and his research interest in Taiwan literature, in particular about ecological/environmental issues and sci-fi. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (8)

Published: Apr 27, 2018

Shr-tzung Shieh (National Tsing Hua University) tells us about his work on Taiwan literature and cinema. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (7)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Shelley Rigger (Davidson College) is super excited about the launch of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies. Her article, "Studies on Taiwan’s Democracy and Democratisation", is published in the inaugural issue of IJTS. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Confernece in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (6)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Chun-yi Lee (University of Nottingham) tells us about her work and hope for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (5)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Jens Damm (Chang Jung Christian University) explains his current research on Taiwan. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (4)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Hung-shu Chen (University of Taipei) tells us about her research on Taiwan. She is extremely positive about the prospect of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (3)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Chang-ling Huang (National Taiwan University) shares with us her research interest and expectations for the International Journal of Taiwan Studies. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018.

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (2)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Colin Alexander (Nottingham Trent) tells us about his research on Taiwan. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018

What topics do scholars of Taiwan Studies work on today? (1)

Published: Apr 24, 2018

Chen-yu Lin (Liverpool) and Ti-han Chang (Lyon III) tell us about their current research on Taiwan. The interview was recorded at the 15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018

The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies

Published: Apr 19, 2018

To summarise the institutions and people behind the establishment of the International Journal of Taiwan Studies + to introduce the content of the 1st issue of IJTS. Follow the IJTS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIJTS

15th EATS Annual Conference in Zurich, 4-6 April 2018

Published: Apr 14, 2018

The 15th EATS Annual Conference took place in Zurich 4-6 April 2018. Local Host was the University of Zurich, and the conference theme was "Sustainable Taiwan".

GCRC Workshop: "Taiwan Public Diplomacy and WHA"

Published: Apr 14, 2018

The Global Communications Research Centre (GCRC) organised a workshop on "Public Diplomacy and Taiwan's Campaign to Join the WHA", 27-28 March 2018, Aberystwyth, UK

Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change

Published: Apr 14, 2018

The book examines recent developments in Taiwan cinema, including how cinema portrays current social changes in Taiwan, and how it is received globally.

Discovering Taiwan Cinema (in Chinese)

Published: Apr 14, 2018

本書探討民主化如何影響台灣電影的發展,為什麼台灣電影在1980年代後走了下坡, 卻仍能孕育出享譽世界影壇的知名導演且各擅勝場?

Taiwanese-language Cinema Symposium & Film Tour 2017

Published: Feb 25, 2018

To conclude the 1st phase of the project "Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored", we made this short video to celebrate with everyone who has supported us. The 2nd phase will include a film screening tour in 2018 and publications in 2019.

Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media

Published: Feb 25, 2018

Behind every book, there are many people involved. A wide range of international scholars contributed to the completion of the Routledge Handbook of Chinese Media. We are very proud of it and hope readers will find it useful too.

Why did Prof. Rawnsley co-edit a book on Taiwan Cinema?

Published: Nov 14, 2017

On behalf the editorial team, Professor Gary Rawnsley explains why Taiwan Cinema: International Reception and Social Change (eds Kuei-fen Chiu, Ming-yeh Rawnsley and Gary Rawnsley, 2017) is a great project to be dedicated to the island's film industry: https://www.routledge.com/Taiwan-Cinema-International-Reception-and-Social-Change/Chiu-Rawnsley-Rawnsley/p/book/9781138668164

Interview Ming-yeh Rawnsley about her Taiwan Cinema book (2016)

Published: May 22, 2016

Dr Ku Shushiun interviewed Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley on behalf of Macroview TV in Taiwan about her new book, Discovering Taiwan Cinema (Taipei: Youth Culture, 2015, in Chinese). The interview is in Mandarin.

Hosting a film screening and discussion at SOAS, University of London

Published: Feb 19, 2014

This was part of the Taiwan Film Screening Series organised by the Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University of London. This screening was held on 14th February 2014. More about this event http://bit.ly/NF69QP

Dafydd Fell and Ming-yeh Rawnsley discuss the Taiwan Film Screenings at SOAS

Published: Feb 19, 2014

Dr Dafydd Fell and Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley discuss the Taiwan Film Screening Series entitled 'Understanding Taiwan Through Film and Documentaries' that was held at SOAS, University of London in 2014.

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley talks about A City of Sadness and Taiwan Historiography

Published: Sep 23, 2014

A brief internet TV interview with Ming-Yeh Rawnsley Micro View TV, 20 September 2013: "The importance of the Taiwanese film, A City of Sadness"

Ming-yeh Rawnsley talks about Spotlight Taiwan Panel in Leiden

Published: Mar 14, 2014

Spotlight Taiwan Panel at Asiascape: Digital Asia Conference, January 2014, Leiden University. The interview was shown on Macro TV, 18 February 2014. Interviewer: Ku Shushiun; Interviewee: Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

The 11th EATS Annual Conference in Portsmouth in 2014

Published: May 18, 2016

A news report by Taiwan's Macro View Television about the 11th EATS Conference in Portsmouth, 30 April-2 May 2014. (The TV report is in Mandarin.)

"Making Science TV Programmes for the International Market" Project (2009)

Published: May 18, 2016

My name is Dr Ming-yeh Rawnsley. When I worked at the University of Leeds, I was involved in a project, "Making Science TV Programmes for the International Market", which was sponsored by the National Science Council (Taiwan) and was led by Professor James Hsiung of Hsih-Hsin University. The project marks the beginning of my interest and involvement in science communications and science education in Taiwan and in the UK.

Gary and Ming-yeh Rawnsley at UNNC (NBTV interview in 2005)

Published: May 16, 2016

Professor Gary Rawnsley (Founding Dean of UNNC, 2005-2007) and Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (Founding Head of IAPS-Ningbo and Chinese Studies-Ningbo, 2005-2007) received an interview by Ningbo Television News to share their work and life at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), August 2005

Interviewing Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley about Manbooker Prize (2004)

Published: May 17, 2016

Era TV (Taiwan) introduced Manbooker Prize to the viewers in Taiwan. Dr Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (author of A Study Room in England) was the interviewee in the programme (in Mandarin).

A News Report on 1995 Booker Prize by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

Published: Jan 20, 2013

My first TV coverage on the Booker Prize in 1995

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley TV Interview with Justin Cartwright in 1995

Published: Feb 14, 2013

One of the TV reports I did on the 1995 Booker Prize in the UK.

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley TV interview with Pat Barker in 1995

Published: Jan 25, 2013

One of the TV reports I did on the 1995 Booker Prize in the UK

Ming-Yeh Rawnsley interview with Tim Winton in 1995

Published: Jan 25, 2013

One of my TV reports on the 1995 Booker Prize in the UK

(1988) / TV script by Ming-Yeh Rawnsley

Published: Jul 21, 2015

One of the earliest TV scripts I wrote to promote a government agricultural policy in Taiwan in 1988.

A Better Tomorrow for Farmers in Taiwan/script by Ming-yeh Rawnsley (1988)

Published: May 18, 2016

A product of a research project in Taiwan in 1988. The aims of the project were to help promote agricultural policies to help farmers in Taiwan.

Children's Games/TV script by Ming-yeh Rawnsley (1987/1988)

Published: May 18, 2016

One of the first children's TV scripts I wrote in Taiwan. The programme is in Mandarin.