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A Unique Edition of Shishuo Xinyu

Written by Evan Nicoll Johnson 倪意文 Monday, 07 November 2016 11:48
       My research is primarily concerned with texts produced and circulated in the early medieval period from roughly the second to the seventh centuries CE, or the period from the late Han dynasty through the beginning of the Tang dynasty. Warfare and political turmoil typically characterize the era in between these two powerful dynasties. Considered a complicated and unstable time, this time period also witnessed a period of great innovation in terms of literature, historiography, and scholarship. In…

Taiwan’s Soft Power and Global Climate Change Initiatives

Written by Stacy Closson 柯黛希 Monday, 07 November 2016 10:22
       Despite being constrained by non-recognition as a sovereign state by the majority of the world’s states, Taiwan seeks to be a constructive member of the international community.  The island nation only belongs to two intergovernmental organizations – World Trade Organization and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation. Nevertheless, it has found a way to contribute on key issues of global concern through its soft power. A defining feature of soft power is that it is non-coercive; the currency of…
       Kaohsiung is the second largest city in Taiwan. It is also Taiwan’s hub of heavy industry and a world-class port. The Twenty-five Ladies’ Tomb was the collective burial site of female workers who drowned during a ferry accident on their way to work at Kaohsiung’s export processing zones in 1973. Of the seventy plus passengers on board, all twenty-five who died were unmarried young women. Taiwanese culture shuns unmarried female ghosts who have no (husband’s) ancestral hall…

One Year as a Teacher, Composer, and Computer Musician in Taiwan

Written by Jacob Sudol 司徒雅各 Friday, 04 November 2016 14:23
       Ever since I decided to become a composer, I’ve longed for the opportunity to spend a year abroad and immerse myself in a different culture. I believed that this experience would help me to better understand other cultures as well as my own creative voice. I am thankful that last spring I was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholar grant to teach and research in Taiwan this academic year. I am also grateful that my home institute, Florida…

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,…
    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…
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