Over the course of the eighteenth century in Qing China, increasing categories of criminal cases began to be processed within a militarized judicial track emphasizing speed, simplicity, and finality. This represented a significant structural change to China’s judicial system and is well illustrated by criminal desertion cases.     John Gregory, Ph.D. Candidate, Chinese history, Georgetown University. John graduated from West Point in 1995 and has a JD degree from the University of Florida (2001). He served as a judge advocate in the US Army from 2001-2011 with two tours in Iraq. He is married to Mrs.…

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Lance Crisler: The Rise of Fiction in the Legal Cases of Early China

Written by Lance Crisler 柯則已 Monday, 19 October 2015 12:47
Lance's current project explores recently excavated legal manuscripts, which date to the Han and pre-Han period (~200 BCE). Lance's research examines plot creation in these early legal case files to discover the larger implications of the early role of fiction in Chinese legal and historical narrative texts.   Lance Crisler is a PhD Candidate at UCLA specializing in Early Chinese literature and historiography. He has spent the 2014-15 academic year researching at Academia Sinica.

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Terry O'Reilly: Contemporary Aboriginal. The Mixing.

Written by Terry O'Reilly 易光海 Monday, 19 October 2015 13:05
With deep reverence for their cultures, Terry O'Reilly shares the journeys of an American playwright among the Saisiyat, Amis, Paiwan and Atayal peoples of Taiwan.   Terry O'Reilly is an internationally active director, playwright and teacher. Co-artistic director of Mabou Mines Theater Company, New York, which has produced three of his plays: The Bribe, Animal Magnetism and Brer’ Rabbit in the Land of the Monkey King and soon to come The Sunshine Book written in Taiwan.

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New methodologies allow us to explore stylistic relationships among late Imperial Chinese texts. These new techniques may provide insight into the anxiety-ridden traditional classification of unofficial histories as novels. Paul Vierthaler, leads us to navigate these new possibilities and also share his research experience in Taiwan.   Paul Vierthaler is a Ph.D. candidate at Yale University. He is currently a Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy at the Academia Sinica. His dissertation analyzes the role unofficial historical narratives (yeshi, novels, and drama ) played the construction of historical imagination in late Imperial China.

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Jake Werner: Speculative Mania and the Masses - Shanghai in the 1930s and Today

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Monday, 21 September 2015 16:18
Dr. Jake Werner's research explores how China's articulation within global modernity was conditioned by the nature of work, urban space, and political economy in Shanghai from the 1930s to the 1950s.   Dr. Jake Werner is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago. In the fall, he will be a Harper fellow and collegiate assistant professor.  

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Mary Hamilton: Boat Building and the Role of the Boat in Tao Culture

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:54
Mary Hamilton's research focuses on traditional boat building and its role in Tao culture, from the first meeting to decide to build a boat to its completion and ritual initiation.   Mary Hamilton is a graduate of Fordham University. As a Fulbright Fellow at National Taitung University's Department of Public and Cultural Affairs, she is researching boat building among the Tao indigenous people of Orchid Island from an anthropological perspective.  

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Due to the differences in sociohistorical contexts, language-discordant patients in the US and in Taiwan involve diverging groups that do not necessarily face similar challenges to quality and equality of care. Dr. Elaine Hsieh is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Oklahoma and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. Her research program centers on researching how linguistic and cultural differences can create barriers to patients’ health experiences, including their access to and process of care.

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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, public space and democracy, and cross-cultural placemaking. He is the editor of Insurgent Public Space: Guerrilla Urbanism and the Remaking of Contemporary Cities, which received the 2012 Places Book Award.

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Lance Crisler: The Rise of Fiction in the Legal Cases of Early China

Written by Fulbright Taiwan Monday, 05 October 2015 16:31
Lance's current project explores recently excavated legal manuscripts, which date to the Han and pre-Han period (~200 BCE). Lance's research examines plot creation in these early legal case files to discover the larger implications of the early role of fiction in Chinese legal and historical narrative texts.   Lance Crisler is a PhD Candidate at UCLA specializing in Early Chinese literature and historiography. He has spent the 2014-15 academic year researching at Academia Sinica.

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Andrew Terwilliger shares the musical data collected and analyzed over the course of the past academic year during which he researched the unconventional uses of "Chinese instruments" in Taiwan. Andrew began research in Taiwan on a Watson Fellowship, during which he conducted a year of independent research on music in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan. At Oxford, he completed his master's thesis on Taiwanese identity. He is currently a PhD candidate at Wesleyan University.

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