2022 Events

Welcome to Spotlight Taiwan Helsinki’s website. We will organize 2 online academic lectures in spring 2022, as well as  1 film-screening event and 4 academic lectures in autumn 2022.  Each lecture is about 40-60 minutes followed by 20-30 minutes’ of Q & A.

Time below is Helsinki time, which is 1 hour ahead of Central European Time (CET)

Spring 2022 (Online)

  • Professor Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang, University of Missouri-Columbia USA (Monday 11 April, 3:15-4:30 PM Helsinki Time)

The Great Exodus from China: Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Modern Taiwan

  • Professor Wasana Wongsurawat, Associate Professor of History, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand (Thursday 14 April, 10:15-11:40 AM Helsinki Time)

Milk Tea Alliance: The Last Wave of Decolonization

This event is in cooperation with Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), University of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Autumn 2022 (Hybrid)

  • Professor Chris Berry, King’s College London, United Kingdom (Thursday 11 August, 16:00-17:00 Helsinki Time) On Campus

Imagine There’s No China: Wei Te-Sheng’s Japan Trilogy (in conjunction with film screening event)

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  • Professor James Leibold, La Trobe University, Australia (Monday 31 October, 10:15 to 11:30 Helsinki Time) Online

Multiculturalism and Nation-Building: Taiwan’s Alternative to the “China Model” in Xi Jinping’s New Era of Cultural Nationalism

  • Professor Harry Yi-jui Wu 吳易叡, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan (Monday 7 November, 10:15 to 11:45 Helsinki Time) Hybrid 

Historicizing Taiwan’s Role in Global Health: from Colonial Period to Post-Covid Times

The same speech will take place at University of Turku on Tuesday 8 November.

  • Professor Josh Stenberg, University of Sydney, Australia (Friday 11 November, 12:15-13:45 Helsinki Time) Online

Christianity on the Taiwanese gezaixi Stage: Why “Halleluja”?



Spotlight Taiwan Helsinki 2022 is organized by Department of Cultures at University of Helsinki, with the support of Taiwan’s Ministry of Cultures, and Taipei Representative Office in Finland.

Photo of website is from Yeo Khee on Unsplash.