Sustainable Taiwan

Call for papers for the 15th Annual Conference of the EATS (European Association of Taiwan Studies).

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?

Date

  • 4-6 April 2018

Venue

  • University of Zurich, Switzerland

Submission of abstracts

  • Deadline: 31 August 2017.
    After a double blind review process, we will announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

Junior researchers

To nurture junior researchers at their formative stage, EATS will organize MA panels for students to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback.
For the submission to MA panels, please send an abstract of 300-500 words to info@eats-taiwan.eu and cc. adina.zemanek@eats-taiwan.eu
Deadline: 31 October 2017.
After a double blind review process, we will also announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

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Monique Abud

Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine, EHESS, Paris, France

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