Last Fragment from a Taiwan Notebook: Traffic, Turn Signals, Fate

Written by Robert Siegel 席博安 Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:44
     A day or two after our arrival in Taiwan, my family and I stood at the edge of the narrow road just outside the college campus where we now lived, wondering how to cross the street. There was no traffic light, no crosswalk, no sidewalk, and no break in the traffic, which was made up almost entirely of motor scooters. Coming from America, land of the Humvee and the monster truck, a motor scooter sounds like a child’s…

Reflection on Teaching Advanced English Writing at a Taiwanese University

Written by Marilyn Rahilly 雷瑪麗 Wednesday, 26 August 2015 13:32
      I have been teaching ESL for many years, both in the United States and in several foreign countries. My students hail from a variety of ethnic, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Over the years, I have taught a wide spectrum of English classes, including speaking, listening, study skills, reading, literature, and composition. When I was informed that I would be teaching an advanced English writing class at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) in Taipei as part of my…

Identities, Past and the Present

Written by Nancy Chunjuan Wei 衛純娟 Tuesday, 28 July 2015 21:28
     For a long time, I have wanted to complete a manuscript contributing to understanding the complicated political and economic relationships between the Republic of China (ROC, or Taiwan), the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China), and the United States of America (USA). Part of the motivation is personal. While my parents and grandparents were born citizens of the ROC, currently headquartered in Taiwan, my daughter and I were born PRC citizens, and now we are both naturalized…

A Preliminary Research Note on International Teaching Partnerships

Written by Chiung-Yao "Carolyn" Ho 何瓊瑤 Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:08
  Introduction     The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program is a collaborative effort between the United States and host countries around the world.  Bringing together young U.S. citizens with experienced English teachers in the host country, it provides enriched English language instruction to students in elementary, junior high, and senior high schools.  In Taiwan, the ETA program was introduced in 2004 when a group of ETAs were sent to Yilan County to participate in a co-teaching program with…

Translation of “Enlightenment” in Late Qing and Republican China Political Thought

Written by Chien-Shou Chen 陳建守 Thursday, 30 April 2015 15:03
        My research as a Fulbright grantee at Harvard University concerns the appropriation of political terminology from the West in late Qing and Republican China. Here is a small section of my work, to give an idea of the research my Fulbright grant supports.         In recent research, LuoZhitian 羅志田 has argued that during the integration of Western culture, modern China showed some ambiguity in the translation and utilization of imported words. Most understanding…

My Fulbright Experience at Eleanor Roosevelt College at the University of California, San Diego

Written by Chiung-Tao Shen 沈瓊桃 Monday, 30 March 2015 18:53
         I was very pleased and honored to receive the prestigious research grant as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in 2014. It represents a wonderful opportunity to obtain new knowledge in the field of child protection in the United States. My research grant will let me help children in need in Taiwan after I finish my research project. This paper contains reflections on my stay in the US as a Fulbright Senior Scholar over the past 6 months.…

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