Brian Bruya: Apply comparative philosophy on the contemporary issues

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Tuesday, 24 June 2014 00:00
      Eastern and Western philosophy have distinguished heritages and are both are valuable cultural assets. However, today's philosophical training in the West tends to neglect the value of Eastern philosophical approaches to contemporary issues. Dr. Brian Bruya noticed this trend and suggests both eastern and western approaches need to be considered in order to attack contemporary social and moral issues. Professor Bruya lectured in two graduate seminars, "American Pragmatism" and "Comparative Moral Psychology," to share his insights on comparative philosophy in the National Taiwan University. He also shares his experience living in Taiwan.      毫不費力(無為):傅爾布萊特系列講座    …

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    Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Charles Musgrove discusses how the impressive Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in central Taipei has defied the original intentions of its creators to become a popular lightning rod of democratic activity.       Dr. Charles Musgrove is Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is the author of China’s Contested Capital:Architecture, Ritual and Response in Nanjing (University of Hawaii Press, 2013) which investigates the construction of Nanjing as the “model capital” of China under Nationalist Party (KMT) rule.   Read more about Dr. Musgrove’s observation, please also read: Preliminary Reflections…

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Tiffany Wey: The social life of Taiwanese streetscapes

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Monday, 20 May 2013 22:54
       Harvard graduate Tiffany Wey studied the sustainability and the reuse of streetscapes in Tainan. During her 2011-2012 Fulbright Fellowship, she observed how the people use the area called "qilou", a space in-between the street and first floor residents or stores. She found that the qilou is a semi-public space defined through cooperative mediation of the street users and building owner. In this video, she also shares challenges and interesting stories of her stay in Taiwan as an Asian American urban planning researcher.           哈佛大學畢業生魏克珊於2011-2012年獲得傅爾布萊特獎助到臺南研究建築的永續利用與再生。期間她觀察府城騎樓的功能與民眾的使用方式,發現在台灣騎樓空間的使用方式是住家或商家與公眾空間協調下的產物。她也分享了身為一位亞裔美籍都市規劃研究者在台灣所遇到的困難與趣事。  

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Benjamin Brose: Xuanzang’s Skull

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 07 May 2015 05:02
    Dr. Benjamin Brose discusses some of the ways Buddhist relics have been employed by modern political regimes to evoke patriotic sentiments at home and to establish diplomatic and economic alliances abroad. He is currently conducting research on modern representations of the Tang monk, pilgrim, and scholar Xuanzang (600?-664).     Benjamin Brose received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2009 and is now Assistant Professor of Chinese Buddhism at the University of Michigan.       玄奘頂骨-當代亞洲的佛教和民族主義以及外交 - 傅爾布萊特系列講座       這場講座由傅爾布萊特訪問學者本博澤博士將討論佛教文物如何被現代政權作為喚醒愛國意識、確立外交地位與促成海外經濟聯盟的手段。     本博澤博士為美國密西根大學宗教學研究所助理教授,他於2009年獲得美國史丹佛大學博士學位。他目前專注於研究當代對於一個虔誠朝聖者-唐僧玄奘大師(600?-664)之表述詮釋。

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Kurt Stallmann: Discovering the stories through “Sounds of Taipei”

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00
      Sounds in the city are everywhere but can be easily ignored. However, they are very dynamic and precious for sound artists. The sounds of scooters, the voices selling in the night markets, the bell in the temples, every sound has profound meanings which shape a city’s identity.     Dr. Kurt Stallmann, an artist/professor from Rice University, sponsored by Fulbright scholarship, devotes himself to breaking the boundary between sounds and music. Dr. Stallmann collects and analyzes the unique identity of Taipei’s sounds and collaborates with the Taiwan Music Institute and several Taiwanese musicians to tell stories about…

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Philip Brown: Dam(ned) Imperialism: The Case of the Wusantou Dam

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 07 May 2015 05:18
    Dr. Philip Brown examines an unusual Japanese colonial enterprise that has been remembered not as the epitome of imperialistic evil, but in highly laudatory terms, especially since democratization in Taiwan. He was exploring the development of the Jianan water control project constructed between 1920 and 1930 under Japanese colonial rule and the ways it has been remembered in Taiwan over the years since its completion.     Dr. Philip Brown is Professor of Japanese and East Asian History at The Ohio State University. He is a 2013-2014 Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Institute of Taiwan History at the…

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Jason Protass: New Perspectives on Old Buddhist Poetry

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 07 May 2015 05:40
    Jason Protass shares his research on Daoqian (道潛), a Buddhist monk lived in Song Dynasty, who is a close friend of Shu-shi (蘇軾). There was a large amount of Daoqian's poetry survived and gave Jason an opportunity to look at the poetry used in social situation, in different kinds of poetry games, and other things monks would participate in that period of time. Jason also shares his observation of the research environment and resources in Academia Sinica in Taiwan with the support of Fulbright Scholarship.       Jason Protass is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University’s Department…

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Charles Hartman: Searching for secrets: Song historical sources in Ming rare books

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Wednesday, 04 September 2013 00:00
       An open and well-equipped Chinese study environment has been one of Taiwan's important cultural assets. The complete collection of rare books in the Center for Chinese Studies in National Central Library is the reason for Dr. Charles Hartman to come all the way from New York to Taiwan. Easy access of digital archives also has been a great aid to his research. During Dr. Hartman's Fulbright grant, he found hidden story of the Song Dynasty history, which may lead to a new narrative of the Song history.        完善與開放的漢學研究環境一直都是台灣引以為傲的文化資產,蔡涵墨教授遠從紐約來到國家圖書館的漢學研究中心,就是要藉重此處完整的漢學罕見文獻館藏和便利的數位系統來探究宋代歷史中一頁可能被隱藏起來的秘密。在傅爾布萊特獎學金資助下,蔡涵墨教授發現了明朝罕見文獻中一段關於宋代道統的紀錄,他的研究成果將有可能改變我們對於宋代歷史的觀點。

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Robert Anthony Siegel: An American Novelist in Taiwan

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:21
      Robert Anthony Siegel is an associate professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He is the author of two novels, All the Money in the World and All Will Be Revealed. His awards include O. Henry and Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Michener/Copernicus Society and the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown. He talks about his Fulbright experience of living, writing and teaching at Tunghai University, in Taichung.       美國小說家in台灣:這一年來的寫作及教書經驗分享(包括用錯中文的趣談)       席博安教授是美國北卡羅萊納州威爾明頓創意寫作學系的副教授。他曾出版《All the Money in the World》和《All Will Be Revealed》兩本小說。並榮獲歐亨利文學獎、手推車小說獎、北卡羅萊納藝術協會、米奇納-哥白尼和普文斯鎮藝術工作中心等機構的獎學金。他將和大家分享他在台中東海大學的生活、教書以及寫作的經驗。…

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Christine Yeh: Cultural Empowerment for Atayal Students

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Saturday, 14 September 2013 15:17
      Dr. Christine Yeh entered a 99 percent Indigenous community in Yilan, Taiwan to develop cultural Empowerment program. She focused on the community-school base in her curriculum development and assessment and she identified a niche emphasizing ethnic identity and educational opportunity. Dr. Yeh worked closely with Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA), Mikael Owunna, and a local English teacher, Jennifer Huang, to establish this curriculum about cultural empowerment. The exciting results and student work will be displayed in a 2014 exhibition in the National Taiwan Museum.        台灣泰雅學童的文化賦權       葉晶博士深入宜蘭縣南澳鄉協助泰雅族部落開發文化賦權課程。她的研究主要圍繞著以社區和學校為基礎的課程建構與評鑑,尤其著重在族群認同及教育機會等。她與宜蘭英語協同教師Mikael Owunna及本地英語教師黃嘉雯共同開發了一系列的文化賦權課程,並預計於2014年於國立臺灣博物館展出相關成果。

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