Brown University – Transpacific Taiwan: An International Symposium
Time: 14 Nov. 2016(Monday) 10am – 4:30pm
Place: Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
This symposium turns to Taiwan as a case for understanding the political, social, and cultural dynamics of the Transpacific as a historical space. For most of its modern history since 1600, Taiwan has been a transoceanic crossroads for people and commodities, and most importantly, it has been a proving ground for ideas—of political identity, of technological innovation, of social movements, and cultural hybridity.
This event intends to generate a discussion built upon Taiwan’s deep-rooted historical engagements in both Eastern and Western colonial and imperial strategies and subjectivities to not only reconceptualize new Pacific histories but to assert a transpacific method, contained within the case of Taiwan.
10:00-12:30 Taiwan and the Pacific
- Moderator: Evelyn Hu-DeHart (History and American Studies, Brown)
- Presenter: “Does the Pacific Include Taiwan?” Matt Matsuda (History, Rutgers)
- Presenter: “An Island and Five Empires,” Tonio Andrade (History, Emory)
- Commentators: Robert Lee (American Studies, Brown); Chas Freeman (Watson, Brown)
1:30-4:30 Global Indigeneity
- Moderator: Caroline Frank (American Studies, Brown)
- Presenter: “Island Encounters: Taiwan and America”Iping Liang (English, National Taiwan Normal University)
- Presenter: Returning to the Source: Transpacific Representations”Yuanchao Tung (Anthropology, National Taiwan University)
- Commentators: Emma Teng (Asian Studies, MIT); Mariaelena Huambachano (Ethnic Studies, Brown)
Email: Caroline_Frank@brown.edu to RSVP