2021 Events

  • Professor Leigh Jenco, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (Friday 24 September, 12:15-13:45)

Chinese Perspectives on Taiwan and Colonial Expansion in the Ming and Qing Dynasties

  • Professor Ann Heylen, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan (Friday 1 October, 12:15-13:45)

Language Reform and Literacy Practices in Multicultural Taiwan

  • Professor Jonathan Stock, University College Cork, Ireland (Friday 15 October, 12:15-13:45)

Kala-OK Nights: Voice, Embodiment and Society at Indigenous Bunun Karaoke in Southeast Taiwan

  • Professor Chris Berry, King’s College London, UK (Date to be confirmed)

Taiwanese-Language Cinema in the Martial Law Era as a Cinema of the Cold War

  • Professor Hsiu-Ching Wu, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taiwan (Friday 5 November 12:00 to 14:00, two full hours)

Screening and discussion of her documentary “Song of the Reed”

  • Dr. Chia Rong Wu, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (Friday 12 November, 12:15-13:45)

Ghost-Island Narratives in the Twenty-First Century

  • Professor Michael Szonyi, Harvard University, USA (Friday 19 November, 15:15-16:45)

China’s Rise and Local Politics in Taiwan and Beyond: Lessons from the Offshore Islands of Kinmen and Matsu


Spotlight Taiwan Helsinki 2021 is organized by Department of Cultures at University of Helsinki, with the support of Taiwan’s Ministry of Cultures, Taipei Representative Office in Finland and Centre for East Asian Studies at University of Turku.

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