Oxford Taiwan Studies Conference: Technology and Multi-Faceted Change in Taiwan and Globally

Oxford Taiwan Studies Conference: Technology and Multi-Faceted Change in Taiwan and Globally

Wednesday, 27 September 2023 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
Nissian Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College
Various Speakers

Sponsored by Ministry of Education – Taiwan Representative Office, UK; Oxford School of Global and Area Studies; Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme; Asian Studies Centre – St Antony’s College, Oxford.

All Welcome

8.30- 8.45 Welcome: Andy Bi, Ministry of Education, Taiwan Representative Office and Rachel Murphy, Research Director, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and PI of Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme

8.45-10.00 Panel One: Digital Transnational Communications and Connections

Chair: Professor Paul Irwin Crookes, University of Oxford (15 minutes per presenter, then Q&A discussion)

‘Construction and Control of Cartographic Imaginaries in India and China: Kashmir and Taiwan’

Professor Nitasha Kaul and Ms Mariah Thornton, Westminster and LSE, UK

‘Digital Media Trends in Public Diplomacy: in the Case of Taiwan's Youth Ambassadors’

Professor Yavor Kostadinov (and Professor W. Emily Chow), Mingchuan University, Taiwan

‘The Internet’s Transformation of Taiwanese and Japanese Political Communication: Towards a Digital Divide or Digital Republic’

Mr Tommy Hall, SOAS, UK (and Margaret Siu, Harvard University, USA)

‘Drawing Parallels: On the Discourses of Likening Between Ukraine and Taiwan on Twitter’

Ms Kristy Bryant, University of Oxford, UK

10.00-10.30 Coffee Break - Hilda Besse Foyer

10.30-11.45 Keynote Addresses

10.30-11.00 Keynote address ‘Media and Democratization: The Taiwan Media in the Shadow of China’

Professor Lihyun Grace Lin, Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University, and Commissioner at the National Communications Commission

11.00-11.30 Keynote Address, ‘TSMC: The Taiwan Way of Manufacturing’

Dr Chun-Yi Lee, Associate Professor in School of Politics and International Relations and Director of Taiwan Studies Programme, University of Nottingham

11.30-11.45 Q&A to Keynotes

11.45-1.00 Panel Two: Business, Trade and Regulation (15 minutes per presenter, then Q&A discussion)

Chair: Professor Christopher Howe, SOAS, UK

‘Exodus or Stay? Addressing South Korea and Taiwan’s China Dilemma in Semiconductors amid Mounting Challenges’

Dr Yifei Zhu, Free University of Berlin, Germany

‘Navigating the Trade War: Impacts of US and China Export Controls on Taiwan's Semiconductor Industry’

Dr Chieh Huang, Oxford Brookes University, UK

‘Identifying New Juridical Sources of Music Copyright Infringement in the Taiwan Context’

Dr Chien-Chih (Jesse) Lu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

‘The Role of Taiwan’s Semiconductor under the De-Risking Policy for a Resilience Global Supply Chain’

Professor Peter C.Y. Chow, City University of New York (online)

1.00-2.00 Lunch

2.00 -3.45 Panel Three: Civil Society and Activism (15 minutes per presenter, then Q&A discussion)

Chair: Professor Rachel Murphy, University of Oxford

‘Balancing Free Speech and Platform Accountability— Social Media Platform Governance in Taiwan’

Ms Yi-Ting Lien, Harvard, USA

‘Countering the global tide of the disinformation pandemic(infodemic):Platform Governance in the UK and Taiwan amid COVID-19’

Dr Hsiao Wen Lee, SOAS, UK

‘Exploring Xiao Quexing: Unveiling Youth Activism and Anti-Capitalist Resistance in Taiwan and East Asia’

Ms Xinyi Yin, King’s College London, UK

‘Noise online is not real noise offline: Social media and migration activism during the Covid-19 pandemic in Taiwan and East Asia’

Dr Isabelle Cockel, Portsmouth, UK and Dr Beatrice Zani, French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS

‘The Assemblage of Digital(ity) and Transnational Activism in Asia: A Hybrid Ethnographic Study of Taiwan's Grassroots Engagement in the #MilkTeaAlliance Pro-Democratic Activism’

Mr Chengyu Yang, SOAS, UK


3.45-4.00 Tea Break - Hilda Besse Foyer

4.00-5.30 Panel Four: Social Welfare and Social Lives in Taiwan (15 minutes per presenter, then Q&A discussion)

Chair: Dr Isabelle Cockel

‘A Pioneer of Placemaking in East Asia: Taiwan’s Civil Society and Innovative Welfare State under Global Sustainable Development’

Dr Yi-Ling Lin, University of Hong Kong

‘Rising House Prices and Aging Housing in Taipei: An Analysis from the Perspectives of Political Survival Logic and Historical Institutions’

Professor Yu Chi Tseng, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

‘Unequal accessibilities to reproductive technologies: A socioeconomic analysis of Taiwanese gay fathers seeking transnational third-party reproduction’

Ms Jung Chen, University of Cambridge, UK

‘Unlocking the Journey of Leadership Development for Female Marriage Migrants in Taiwan’

Professor Pi-Chi Han, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan


5.30-6.00 Closing Thoughts from the Floor