Urban commoning has become a worldwide phenomenon from Europe to Asia. What characterizes the emerging cases in Taipei and Hong Kong? How are they distinct or similar to cases elsewhere? Dr. Jeffrey Hou shares his exploration during his Fulbright year. Jeffrey Hou is Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. His work focuses on community design,…
Dr. Stacy Closson reflects on her teaching experience with international graduate and undergraduate students during the Middle East and Diplomacy class in National Chengchi University (NCCU) in. She also discusses her research and presentations on the energy and environmental security of Taiwan. Dr. Closson is an Assistant Professor at the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky.…
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Kirsten shared her experiences living and studying in Taipei in 2013-2014 and discussed what she has learned about Asia-Pacific international relations and regional maritime conflict.   Kirsten Asdal graduated from the US Naval Academy in May 2013 with a B.S. in Chinese. She will complete a masters in Contemporary Chinese Studies at Oxford University in 2015, then report to her…

Reflections on Illiteracy

Monday, 30 March 2015 18:46
  “My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.” ―M. Angelou        One challenge that I didn't understand in its entirety when I accepted my grant to come to Taiwan was what it is like to…
Published in Life & Reflections