The Taiwan Studies Program at the Jackson School is organizing a number of events for those interestedin the study of Taiwan.
On February 6, 2018 join us for “Why Taiwan?” – as UW Professor Jeff Hou and Jackson School Assistant Professor and historian of Taiwan James Lin talk to Chang Tieh-Chih – Taiwanese political critic and former chief editor of Hong Kong’s monthly City Magazine at University of Washington’s Kane Hall, Room 110 at 7:00 p.m.
In “The Long Road to Making Money” Emeritus Professor Gary Hamilton and Cheng-shu Kao, Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Chair Professor of Management at Feng Chia University and Honorary Professor of Sociology at Tunghai University, present their thirty-year research project. With their findings, Kao and Hamilton challenge the conventional interpretations of Asian industrialization and present a new interpretation of the global economy in the book “Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy,” Join us for the book-talk on February 20, 2018 at University of Washington’s Husky Union Building, Room 332 at 7:00 p.m.
The Taiwan Studies program in Jackson School was launched in 2017 to help bring together expertise and knowledge of Taiwan and make these resources more available to students and public. The program plans to offer of courses, conferences and community events, as well as exchange programs with higher education institutions — potentially in Taiwan itself — and across UW, that will include faculty and students.
Other Taiwan themed events at the University of Washington include the exhibition: Beautiful Island: Taiwan’s Journey to Democracy that traces the history of Taiwan from a Dutch entrepôt, a Chinese frontier, a Japanese colony, and as a Cold War redoubt for the Chinese Nationalist Party, to a prosperous democracy at present with a thriving civil society. You can visit the exhibit curated by Tieh-chih Chang between February 5 and March 14, at the University of Washington’s Allen Library Lobby. The exhibit is accessible during library building hours.