MEDIA: TaiwaneseAmerican.org spotlights the creators of My Mom is FOB. A Japanese view of Taiwan's betel nut girls. I've often thought that the reliance on cameras was a factor in the nation's high accident rates, and sure enough, yet another study out showing that effect in the US. Taiwan's Powerchip asked to re-submit its bail-out proposal. Taiwan goes crazy for salt coffee. You've already heard it: China seeks peace with Taiwan, Taiwan seeks peace with China. Into the memory hole with all of Chen Shui-bian's peace offers! Did you know there are 16 museums run by industrial conglomerates in Taoyuan? One among the many recent proposals for business zones in Taiwan for Taiwan firms. Ma hopes to bring change to China: for example, when a Chinese judge rules in a way the KMT doesn't like, they will change him. Taiwan will not go for WHA observer status. Yes, we're so pathetic we can't even apply to watch an assembly. Ma to say the Three Links will save Taiwan's economy. China's Hu calls for military exchanges with Taiwan. The Rebar family gets long jail sentences. Taiwan to seek more bank mergers. Taiwan citizens soon to have visa-free entry into the US? And what will they do after China annexes Taiwan? Map of Taiwan to be reduced to 3 cities and 15 counties. I'm curious to see how the election districts are redrawn after that. Central banks says recession will bottom out in the middle of 2009.
Taiwan Top Five from the China Beat Investorblogger has video of Taipei 101 fireworks show. Stocks and Politics on relations between Taiwan and China. The Foreigner with good piece on a similar theme. Wasted effort in Taiwan. Fili posts a very interesting blog post on western perspectives on teaching Taiwanese students. DPP says cross-strait shipping links are defined as "domestic" in Taiwan-China agreements. Taiwanese impressions of China: DPP poll says they are not what you think. Is Taiwan Gaza? David on Taiwanese Cinema in 2008 Pinyin.info has links on Taiwan and Language. Jerome on Diane Lee. She had to "leave the KMT" yesterday. Hahaha. As if Lee Huan's daughter would ever really do, or be permitted to do, such a thing. Biking in Taiwan does the Pinglin loop. J Michael on our removal from the Human Rights Watch website. Shengye Museum of Formosan Aborigines
Taiwan Photo Club January meeting
"a meeting for photographers in Taipei"
What: Club/Group Meeting
Host: Taiwan Photo Club
Start Time: Sunday, January 11 at 12:00pm
End Time: Sunday, January 11 at 3:00pm
Where: Yuma Southwestern Grill
JOBS: Washington University in St. Louis - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Taiwan Film and/or Visual Cultures
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Location: Missouri, United States
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Main Category: Film
Secondary Categories: Asian History or Studies
Art and Architectural History
Washington University in St. Louis seeks candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship in the fields of Taiwan and other East Asian film and visual culture studies. The appointment will be made in East Asian Studies and either in Film and Media Studies or the Department of Art History and Archaeology for one year, with possibility of re-appointment for one or two successive years. Preferred areas of teaching and research will focus on Taiwan cinema and Taiwan visual cultures. The successful candidate should be able to teach mainland Chinese film traditions, Hong Kong film, and preferably Japanese and Korean film as well. Alternatively, a visual cultures specialist should have a similar range of expertise in the visual arts. Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand by the beginning of the period of appointment. The teaching load will be three courses per year; it is also expected that the candidate will actively carry on research and writing in this area, with presentations at scholarly conventions as appropriate.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by March 15, 2009. Applications should include curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and supporting materials about research and teaching. Send all materials to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Email inquiries may be sent to the same address; telephone inquiries to (314) 935-4448.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.