The Taiwan Studies Program is offering two courses for Fall Quarter 2021. Please consider them as you prepare for the upcoming academic year!
JSIS A 484: WOMEN, NATIONALISM, & COSMOPOLITANISM IN TAIWAN
Instructor: Melissa Brown
Time: TTh 4:30 – 6:20
Location: Offered remotely (synchronous) except for one in-person class on October 21st
This course explores why Taiwanese society’s treatment of women makes it significantly different from—more cosmopolitan and more resilient than—China, where ultranationalism today promotes imperialism. We consider how gender shapes society—more specifically, how the treatment of women (and feminized genders) creates the basis for effective cosmopolitan counterpoints to imperialism, colonialism, and nationalism. The course covers Taiwan’s history from approximately 1600 to the present. Lecture, in-class discussion, and reading examine gender, nationalism, and cosmopolitanism in such key areas as marriage and kinship; household, regional, and global economies; political resistance and war; collective identities and community.
JSIS A 472/581 and IBUS 461/561: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION POLICIES IN JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN, AND CHINA
Instructor: Marie Anchordoguy
Time: TTh 2:30 – 4:20
Location: KNE 220
This lecture-based course on Science, Technology, and Innovation Policies in East Asia provides undergraduate and graduate students with a greater understanding of the role of the state and the private sector in technological change and industrial development in an historical perspective. The course focuses primarily on Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China. Students will learn key concepts in the first few weeks about technological change and economic development and then will learn about how each of these countries have smartly used national and corporate strategies to become successful in global economic competition in the high-tech area.