Taiwan Studies Workshop
On May 3, 2018, Harvard University hosted “The Taiwan Studies Workshop,” bringing together Harvard University’s visiting scholars from Taiwan to present on their current research and discuss perspectives on the future and development of the humanities and social sciences in Taiwan. Participants included all Top Universities Strategic Alliance of Taiwan (TUSA) scholars at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as well as the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies 2017-18 Hou Family Fellows. Invited speakers included (in alphabetic order): Wen-Yang Chang (National Chengchi University, TUSA), Shun-Liang Chao (National Chengchi University, TUSA), Chung-jen Chen (National Taiwan University, TUSA), Po-An Chen (National Chiao Tung University, TUSA), Wei-Ti Chen (Northern Arizona University, Hou-Family Fellow), Yen-Lin Chung (National Chengchi University, TUSA), Chih-Cheng Meng (National Cheng Kung University, TUSA). Invited speakers presented on a wide range of topics, including English literature, the history of medicine, neo-imperialism in East Asia, information management, political science, diplomacy, and East Asia studies. The interdisciplinary nature of the event led to productive discussions across fields and laid the foundation for future collaborations.