Thursday, September 30, 2010

Seventeenth Annual Taiwan Studies Conference, Columbia, South Carolina

The program for the Seventeenth Annual Taiwan Studies Conference, Columbia, South Carolina.... I'd love to read that paper on cross-strait political networks.


Seventeenth Annual Taiwan Studies Conference, Columbia, South Carolina


This Friday the University of South Carolina opens its seventeenth annual Taiwan Studies Conference on the theme "Taiwan at the Center" which will examine economic, social, cultural, and political networks. Below is the current iteration of the program.

Friday 10/1
6:00-9:30 pm, Reception & Dinner Banquet,
Inn at USC Palmetto Room

Saturday 10/2
9:00-9:30 am, Introduction, Inn at USC, Carolina Room

Introductory Remarks
WD Kinzley, Director, Center for Asian Studies
Gordon B. Smith, Director, Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Keynote Address
Honorable Leo Lee, Deputy Representative, TECRO

9:30-9:45 am, Break
9:45-11:45 am, Panel 1: Cross Strait Political Economy Networks
Chair: WD Kinzley, University of South Carolina

Justin Hastings, Georgia Institute of Technology
Cross-Strait Rapprochement and the Future of Illicit Networks

Scott Kastner, University of Maryland
China-Taiwan Economic Integration and the Prospects for Peace

Shu Keng, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Stabilization From Below: Economic Interdependence and Military Conflict
across the Taiwan Strait

Discussant: Dennis Hickey, Missouri State University

12:00-1:15 pm, Lunch, Inn at USC Palmetto Room

1:30-3:00 pm, Panel 2: Cross Strait Cultural Networks
Chair: Marc Moskowitz, University of South Carolina

Krista van Fleit Hang, University of South Carolina

Michael Hill, University of South Carolina
The Beginnings of the Taiwan Commercial Press (Taiwan Shangwu Yinshuguan)"

Guo-Juin Hong, Duke University
From Rootlessness to Rootedness: Constructed Homeland in Taiwan Cinema
Discussant: Carlos Rojas, Duke University

3:00-3:15 pm, Break

3:15-4:45 pm, Panel 3: Domestic Economic and Social Networks
Chair: Tom Gold, University of California, Berkeley

Jon Brookfield, Tufts University
Geography and the Network Structure of Big Business in Taiwan

Ashley Esarey, Whitman College
Media Freedom and Democratization in Taiwan: A Comparative Perspective

Wan-Li Ho, Emory University
The Role of Eco-Feminist Networks in Contemporary Taiwan

Discussant: Tom Gold, University of California, Berkeley

6:00-9:00 pm, Dinner, Sun Ming Restaurant
Sunday 10/3
8:30-10:00 am, Panel 4: Taiwan's Regional Relationships
Chair: John Hsieh, University of South Carolina

Thomas Bellows, University of Texas, San Antonio
Taiwan's Relations with Southeast Asia

Peter Chow, CUNY
Taiwan in East Asian Economic Integration

Uk Heo, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The Political Economy of Networks between South Korea and Taiwan

Discussant: Dennis Hickey, Missouri State University

10:15-11:45 am, Panel 5: Taiwan's Global Networks
Chair: Jie Guo

Terry Cooke, Independent Scholar

Steven Phillips, Towson University
The DPP Confronts the Possibility of "Taiwan at the Center"

Shelley Rigger, Davidson College

Discussant: Steven Chan, University of Colorado
12:00-1:30 pm, Lunch, Inn at USC Palmetto Room

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gaoshancha said...

One has to appreciate how they have made this a very accessible event by hosting it after normal business hours on Friday and then on a Saturday. If it were not for previously scheduled arrangements, I'd drive up from Charleston to attend this conference. I hope they have a good turnout.

You must imagine my surprise at the fact that Columbia (SC), one of the places in the world that I despise the most, would be home to USC which actually has an active group that studies Taiwan issues. Then again perhaps that is due to the strong conservative base in the state.

This state is quite an enigma really. Despite a small population, high employment, extreme wealth/poverty imbalance, decrepit educational systems, SC still finds a way to make itself heard here and there. It is not always positive though--thanks Joe Wilson, you've got class. I don't know what to make of you, South Carolina. Just don't go attacking Fort Sumter again.

Michael Turton said...

Great comment! I hope they have a good turnout, some of the papers look quite interesting. Wish I could go!