Fulbright Reflections: Forging New Connections in Taiwan

Written by James Winkler 商詹姆斯 Wednesday, 20 January 2016 17:59
In many ways, Taiwan is very familiar to me: I have traveled through most of its cities, have many Taiwanese friends, and have worked here previously as a visiting researcher. I enjoy the sights, sounds, people, places, and most aspects of life here. Of course, there are everyday challenges: finding the best deals on cell phone plans, traveling to more remote areas without Chinese fluency, etc. Overall, however, my greatest challenge in utilizing my Fulbright grant concerns the research itself. During the course of my Fulbright fellowship, I have met hundreds of people from all walks of life, including Taiwanese…

Reflections on Palace Plays in the Digital Age

Written by Ariel Fox 樊艾睿 Thursday, 21 January 2016 14:28
     During the past academic year (2014-2015), I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy at Academia Sinica. Academia Sinica is a tremendous place to do research—it is such a vibrant intellectual community, with near-constant talks, symposia, conferences, and exhibitions. I was particularly excited to make use of their extensive library collections, which contain many rare manuscripts that cannot be found elsewhere.      In the last couple months of my fellowship, I began preliminary research on a new project that emerged from my dissertation research. In my dissertation, I discuss the plays attributed…

My Fulbright Year in the Oregon State University

Written by Wen-I Chuang 莊文議 Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:13
     First of all, I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to the Fulbright Program for offering me the generous research grant to conduct a joint research program with Professor Jimmy Yang at Oregon State University (OSU). Not only did this unique opportunity advance my professional knowledge and research skills, it also allowed me to experience U.S. life and culture in a deeper way. This article briefly describes my research as well as cultural experiences during my stay as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at OSU.     Research Experience      Prof. Yang joined the Oregon State…

A Rich and Fulfilling Fulbright Experience in Taiwan, China and Hong Kong

Written by Monica Yang 楊雅淳 Friday, 22 April 2016 11:31
    This paper contains reflections on my stay in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China as a Fulbright Senior Scholar from May to July 2015.   Research-Wide Reflections      Because the Fulbright Scholar Award is prestigious in supporting activities and projects that promote educational exchange and international understanding, I have been able to identify and collect data and collaborate with researchers and business managers in Taiwan, China, and Hong Kong. Since my research topic focuses on mergers and acquisitions among companies in these three places, researchers and data in this area are scattered in multiple disciplines (e.g., business/management, political…
    I am so lucky and grateful for the opportunity to conduct my Fulbright research in Taiwan. For most of my fellow grantees, Taiwan is a new place. But for me Taiwan is like home. Returning to Taiwan means returning to my cultural roots, for that’s where I was born. Although I have visited Taiwan several times since I left in 1983, this is the first time in 33 years that I was able to have Chinese New Year Eve dinner (nianye fan年夜飯 or  tuanyuan fan 團圓飯)with my family. This is also the first time I was able to…

The 3-minute visit: Understanding Doctor-Patient Relationships in Taiwan

Written by Evelyn Siu 蕭雅梅 Friday, 04 November 2016 11:24
       I would first like to thank Fulbright Taiwan for giving me this opportunity to come to Taiwan and learn about its healthcare system. I would also like to thank my professor at Taipei Medical University, Professor Kun-Yang Chuang, for his unwavering and selfless support of both me and my project this past year. Finally, I would like to thank my family and friends for their continuous encouragement and love as I adjusted to a new country, culture, and language. I am truly thankful and happy that I chose to become a Fulbright Fellow this past year.   …

Zhongshan Road

Written by John Gregory 葛約翰 Monday, 30 July 2018 15:28
     I arrived on the “beautiful island” with my wife, originally a native of Taiwan, and five children nearly ten months ago. That arrival was not unlike many of our arrivals over the last twenty years. But, although over the years we have also experienced many departures, this departure was unlike any in the past. Unlike other times, the children and I left this time less as foreigners. Rather than returning from a place we were merely visiting, we left a place we had lived. Indeed, during this time, we lived in Shulin District of New Taipei City. More…

Fulbright Mission: MA Student Living in Tainan

Written by Brittany Mayne 梅曼麗 Monday, 30 July 2018 15:47
     September 7, 2017, marked the day I first began my journey on my Fulbright grant in Taiwan. First and foremost, I wish to give thanks to all the Fulbright Taiwan staff and those who supported me throughout my first year here. The amount of effort and consideration you all put into the program created a safe and sound experience in my new host country. This unique opportunity granted me the opportunity to pursue my master’s degree and the chance to continue my studies in Mandarin Chinese. I cannot express how gratifying it has been living in Taiwan and…

Reflections: Track in Taipei

Written by Taili Ni 倪泰麗 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 21:49
       My Fulbright experience in Taiwan has allowed me to pursue a master’s degree in International Studies and explore different facets of student life in Taipei. One of the ways I have involved myself in the campus community at National Chengchi University has been by joining the track team. Running was a critical part of my undergraduate experience in the U.S.; after seven years of track and cross-country throughout high school and college, I was not ready to give it up quite yet. Running track in Taiwan has been a very different experience than running track in the…

Starting the first law school clinic in Taiwan

Written by Lo Bing-Cheng 羅秉成 & Serge Martinez 瑪舍琦 Monday, 01 July 2013 00:00
       In the Spring 2013 semester, National Taiwan University College of Law offered an innovative new course called Law Clinic (in Chinese, the name of the course is 爭議處理與紛爭解決). In this class, law students had the opportunity to represent real clients in real cases under the close supervision of experienced attorneys as part of their law school experience.  Students in the Law Clinic represented dozens of clients in a wide variety of cases. They helped real clients with real problems involving consumer law, contract law, criminal law, family law, land use law, and other areas of law. Acting…