9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Promises Much Excitement

9th SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School Promises Much Excitement
Photo: J. Michael Cole / TNLI
What you need to know

With film, music and politics, this summer's lineup is one of the best in years.

Tackling themes such as the relationship between music and politics, Taiwan's music industry, sports and nationalism and the anti-nuclear movement, the 2016 Taiwan Studies Summer School, held July 5-8 at the University of London's School of Oriential and African Studies (SOAS), promises to be one of the best in years.

The speakers' list is also impressive: Christopher Lupke, (Washington State University); Ma Shih-fang (Taiwanese Writer and DJ of New98 station); Cora Tao (Taiwan Music Critic); Ma Kuo Kuang (Taiwanese Writer); Chang Tieh-chih (Taiwanese Writer and Critic of Cultural and Political Affairs); Nancy Guy (University of California San Diego); Harry Wu (University of Hong Kong); Chung Chuan (Film Director); Dafydd Fell (SOAS); Chang Bi-yu (SOAS); Charles Chen (SOAS); and Lin Chen-Yu (University of Liverpool).

All events (see full program below) will be held at the Russell Square campus. Attendance is free, but registration is required. To register, please fill in the registration form. Contact e-mail: bc18@soas.ac.uk.

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Program:

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Venues: G3, DLT and KLT in College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus

Time Topic Speaker
10:00-12:00

Film Screening of Chasing the China Wind: A Musical Journey (逐風捕樂:流行中國風?) & Q&A with the Director – Lin Chen-Yu

Venue: G3

Lin Chen-Yu (林真宇)
12:00-13:00 Lunch - G3
13:00-15:00

The Sounds of Dissent: Protest Music in Taiwan Since the 1970s

Venue: DLT

Chang Tieh-chih (張鐵志)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break - DLT
15:30-17:30

Ballad of the Oppressed: Narrating the Works of Lai He through Music

Venue: DLT

Harry Wu (吳易叡)
17:30-18:00

Refreshment Break - KLT

18:00-21:00

Documentary Screening: Small Oyster Rock in Kezailiao (蚵寮漁村小搖滾) Followed by Talk and Discussion by Chang Tieh-chih

Venue: KLT

Chang Tieh-chih (張鐵志)
21:00

Reception - KLT


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Venues: DLT and KLT in College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus

Time Topic Speaker
09:30-11:00

Screening of Gongliao Ni Hao Ma? (貢寮你好嗎?)

Venue: DLT

11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00

Talk on Gongliao Ni Hao Ma?

Venue: DLT

Christopher Lupke
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:45

Music as a Prophecy of Political Change: Twenty Years of Evidence from Taiwan

Venue: DLT

Nancy Guy
15:45-16:15 Break
16:15-18:00

Feeling History Through Song: A Close Listening to Taiwan's 'Flowers in the Rainy Night'

Venue: DLT

Nancy Guy
18:00-19:00 Refreshment Break - KLT
19:00-22:00

Film Screening of Match Point《賽末點》Followed by Q&A with Director Chung Chuan (鍾權)

Venue: KLT

Chung Chuan (鍾權)


Thursday, 7 July 2016

Venue: KLT, College Building, SOAS Russell Square Campus

Time Topic Speaker(s)
09:00-11:00 No. 6 Alley 7, Chingtien Street (青田七六) (Talk Delivered in Chinese) Ma Kuo Kuang 馬國光(亮軒)
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-13:15 Music of Luo Ta-you Ma Shih-fang (馬世芳)
13:15-14:15 Lunch
14:15-16:15 Those People, Those Songs: Modern Taiwanese Folk Song Revival Movement Cora Tao (陶曉清)
16:16-16:30 Break
16.30-18.30 Music of Lin Sheng-hsiang Ma Shih-fang
18:30-19:30 Refreshment Break
19.30-21.30 Roundtable on the State of Modern Taiwanese Music Nancy Guy, Chang Tieh-chih, Ma Shih-fang, Harry Wu


Friday, 8 July 2016

Venues: B104 (Brunei Gallery), 116 and KLT (College Building) SOAS Russell Square Campus

Time Topic Speaker(s)
09:00-11:30 Theme: Tutorial sessions for post-graduate students’ presentations (I) – in Room 116 TBC
09:00-11:30 Theme: Tutorial sessions for post-graduate students’ presentations (II) – in Room B104 TBC
11:30-11:45 Break - 116
11.45-13.00 Music in Taiwanese Political Communication:Use of Rap in Taiwanese Political Communication Dafydd Fell and Charles Chen (陳以信)
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Book Launch – The Sinophone Cinema of Hou Hsiao-hsien: Culture, Style, Voice, and Motion Christopher Lupke
16:30-17:00 Reception - KLT
17.00-21.00

Affair of Three Cities台北京之比賽 + Chaiwan Matchup 我們 with Q&A with Chung Chuan

Venue: KLT

Chung Chuan (鍾權)
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