JSIS 583A, Autumn 2016
As a case of rapid social change, evolving identity, and transition from
authoritarian to democratic rule, Taiwan is of unusual interest to the
social sciences. Using recent scholarship, as well as film and fiction, this
course will inquire how Taiwanese identity was forged, how family and
social structure have changed, and how Taiwan’s economy and politics
give it an out-sized role in the future of East Asia.
Taiwan Society (JSIS 583A) is a special topics course that will meet
Mondays 1:30-4:20. Open to graduates and undergraduates.
Instructor: William Lavely