Sept 3 2009
UC Berkeley Conference on China-Taiwan Relations
From: Caverlee Cary
The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley will host the former Vice-President of Taiwan, Dr. Lien Chan, as keynote speaker for the upcoming conference on September 17 on relations between China and Taiwan, “Dynamics Across the Taiwan Strait, 1949 to the Present.” His address is entitled "Sixty Years of Cross-Strait Relations: From Conflict to Conciliation."
In "Dynamics Across the Taiwan Strait 1949-Present," Taiwan's history and current outlook are explored in the light of on-going and evolving relations with China. Panelists address Taiwan's political culture, democratic practice, and the negotiation of identity. Papers to be presented include:
Yomi Braester, University of Washington — Taipei Is Gone: The Invisible City on Film
Melissa Brown, Stanford University — Authenticity and Change in Taiwan's Identities
Leo Ching, Duke University — Colonial Nostalgia and Postcolonial Anxiety: Japan, Taiwan, and the Discourse of Intimacy
Lowell Dittmer, UC Berkeley — American Strategic Interests and Taiwan Strait Relations
Thomas Gold, UC Berkeley — IUP Across the Taiwan Strait
Shelley Rigger, Davidson University — Strawberry Jam: Politics and Identity in Taiwan's Strawberry Generation
Emma Teng, Massachusetts Institute of Technology — From "Ball of Mud" to "Chinese Province": The China-Taiwan Relation in Historical Perspective
Alan Wachman, Tufts University — Cross-Strait Controversy: What Has Changed, What Has Not?
Robert Weller, Boston University — Democratic Culture, Responsive Authoritarianism and Political Change in Taiwan
Wen-hsin Yeh, UC Berkeley — Democratic Practices and Public Culture: Reading Taiwan's Media
The conference takes place Thursday, September 17, 2009, from 8:00 AM to 6 PM, in the Heyns Room, The Faculty Club, on the UC Berkeley campus. Further information and the conference schedule can be found at http://ieas.berkeley.edu/events/2009.04.29a.html. This event is free and open to the public.
Assistant Director for Program Planning
Institute of East Asian Studies
University of California, Berkeley
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