Taiwan Lecture Series - Sommersemester 2015

HS/OS Modern, OS Transcultural Studies:

Taiwan Lecture Series 2015: Taiwan Culture and Society (Taiwan Lecture Series)

This semester’s Taiwan Lecture Series will be focused on Taiwan’s literature and culture in a global context. It will consist of lectures by senior scholars such as Yeh Wen-hsin (Berkeley), who will speak on Taiwan historiography and poetry, Paola Zamperini (Northwestern) who will speak on Taiwan film, as well as junior scholars such as Chang I-wen (UCLA) who will speak on Taiwan dance culture, more specifically, Salsa in Taiwan. The course will be taught in several blocks, usually on Wednesdays either at 11-13 or 16-18 and it will be focused between May and July. A first meeting will take place on April 15th, 11-13.

Joining the virtual classroom:

"Enter as a Guest" on the following website:https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/vtls15 (Please note: You have to apply to Barbara Mittler for a "Room Passcode")

Please note: lecture videos work best with Firefox

Rough Outline of the Sessions:

Introduction

Date: 15.04.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

 

Reading: Paola Zamperini: Reading Through "A Chronicle of Changing Clothes" by Zhang Ailang

Date: 06.05.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material

Adobe Fashioning the “Chinese” Past in Taiwanese cinema

Adobe Changing Clothes in China Fashion History Nation

Lecture: Paola Zamperini: Fashioning the “Chinese” Past in Taiwanese cinema at the turn of the Twenty-first Century

Date: 13.05.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material & lecture record
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Presentation: Fashioning the "Chinese" Past in Taiwanese cinema

VideoLecture Record

Reading: YEH, Wen-hsin

Date: 03.06.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Lecture 1 (17.06.)

Adobe Taiwan Shisheng (台灣詩乘)
Adobe Emma Teng: Taiwan’s Imagined Geography

Lecture 2 (18.06.)

Adobe Chou Ban Yi Wu Shi Mo (筹办夷务始末) - 1
Adobe Chou Ban Yi Wu Shi Mo (筹办夷务始末) - 2
Adobe Robert Eskildsen: Of Civilization and Savages

 

Reading: Chang-I-wen "Salsa in Taiwan I"

Date: 10.06.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Introduction: How to Make It to the Dance Floor: Choreographing Salsa in Taiwan
Adobe Chapter 1: How to theorize social dance

Lecture: YEH, Wen-hsin: "Of Raw and Cooked Savages: Taiwan Narrative Poetry on the “Aboriginals" (Selections from Lian Heng's Taiwan Shisheng 台灣詩乘)"

Date: 17.06.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Taiwan Shisheng (台灣詩乘)
Adobe Emma Teng: Taiwan’s Imagined Geography
VideoLecture Record

Lecture: Chang I-Wen "Salsa in Taiwan I"

Date: 17.06.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Chapter 1: “How to theorize Social Dance: Imagining Desire and Flirtation in Salsa” serves as the ontological and theoretical foundation for my research. I draw on phenomenology to indicate how distance, relationality, affinity, solidarity, and communication work in partner dance.

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Introduction: How to Make It to the Dance Floor: Choreographing Salsa in Taiwan
Adobe Chapter 1: How to theorize social dance
Presentation: Salsa in Taiwan

Lecture: YEH Wen-hsin: “Shipwrecked: the Rover and the Coming of Modernity in Taiwan”

Date: 18.06.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Karl Jaspers Zentrum, R.212, Voßstraße 2

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Chou Ban Yi Wu Shi Mo (筹办夷务始末) - 1
Adobe Chou Ban Yi Wu Shi Mo (筹办夷务始末) - 2
Adobe Robert Eskildsen: Of Civilization and Savages
VideoLecture Record

Reading: Chang I-wen Salsa in Taiwan: Chapters 2 - 3

Date: 01.07.2015
Time: 11:00 - 14:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Chapter 2: How to Conform in Taiwan and How to Break the Rules
Adobe Chapter 3 (partial): How to Flirt with Global Citizenship
Adobe Globalisation and the (in)significance of Taiwan

Lecture: Chang-I-wen Salsa in Taiwan II

Date: 01.07.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Chapter 2: “How to Conform in Taiwan and How to Break the Rules” focuses on the bodily discipline of comportment in the Taiwanese society. It sets up a genealogy of corporeal conformity and rule breaking in Taiwanese dance culture. I explore the idea of a normative, historically rooted, and continually changing Chinese/Taiwanese body. I trace the transformations in the three ideal mainstream bodies: the Confucian body, the modern body, and the combative national body.

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Chapter 2: How to Conform in Taiwan and How to Break the Rules
Presentation: How to Conform in Taiwan and How to Break the Rules
Video騷莎與生活的模糊分際
VideoLecture Record

Lecture: WU, Mingyi: Readings

Date: 13.07.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Karl Jaspers Centre, R. 221

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Sea Trash, Dark Pools, and the Tragedy of the Commons
Adobe The Man with the Compound Eyes

Lecture: Corey Byrnes: “Trashy Literature: Oceanic Waste in Wu Ming-yi’s The Man with the Compound Eyes”

Date: 15.07.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

In his 2011 novel, The Man with the Compound Eyes (Fuyan ren 複眼人), Wu Ming-yi imagines the existence of a massive island of trash floating across the Pacific on a collision course with Taiwan. When it washes ashore as a series of massive waves, it transforms the coast into a wasteland that thrusts into sight the material unconscious of modern life—the trash that is the inevitable and essential foundation of consumer culture. By focusing on The Man with the Compound Eyes, this paper analyzes waste, both as a material product (rather than by-product) essential to the functioning of global capitalism and as a literary figure that traces the hidden network of flows, exchanges, migrations and invasions that constitute local, national and global identities. It also explores how the paired threats of trash/pollution and rising sea levels are beginning to generate a new mode of “island poetics,” one based on a shared experience of precarity in the face of climate change.

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Sea Trash, Dark Pools, and the Tragedy of the Commons
Adobe The Man with the Compound Eyes

Lecture Record:

VideoLecture Record

Lecture: CHANG I-WEN Salsa in Taiwan III

Date: 15.07.2015
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

Chapter 3: “How to Flirt with Global Citizenship in International Salsa Sites” examines how Taiwanese salsa practitioners flirt with salsa dance as a foreign product, a foreign cultural imagination, and a concept of the Western modernity.

Reading material
(Please apply to Prof. Mittler for the access password)

Adobe Chapter 3 (partial): How to Flirt with Global Citizenship
Adobe Globalisation and the (in)significance of Taiwan

Lecture Record:

VideoLecture Record

Final Discussion

Date: 22.07.2015
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Place: Institute for Chinese Studies, R. 208

 

 

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