"Taiwan-Tage" (Taiwan Days)
at the Faculty of East Asian Studies

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 5 p.m.

Screening of the motion picture 'Yanlei' 眼淚 (Tears) by film director Cheng Wen-tang 鄭文堂

Location: UFA Cinema, Düsseldorf, Worringerstraße 142

Monday, May 14, 2018, 1–4 p.m.

Panel discussion: The role of intellectuals in the democratization process and independence movement in Taiwan

Participants:

Shieh Jhy-wey 謝志偉, Taiwan Representative to Germany (Berlin)
Chou Shih-lun 周世倫, film director (Taipei)
Lin Fei-fan 林飛帆, student leader of the Sunflower Movement (London)
Robert Pauls, Institute of East Asian Politics, RUB

Moderator: Jörn-Carsten Gottwald, Institute of East Asian Politics, RUB

Chair: Christine Moll-Murata, Institute of Chinese History and Philosophy, RUB

Location: Blue Square 2/02, Bochum, Kortumstraße 90

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 2–6 p.m.

Seminar "Die Sonnenblumenbewegung in Taiwan: Werk und Aktivitäten des Regisseurs Chou Shih-lun" (The Sunflower Movement in Taiwan: The Work and Activities of Movie Director Chou Shih-lun) / 臺灣的太陽花運動——導演周世倫的紀錄片與社會運動 (1)

Instructors: Rong Xu-Heinrich and Christine Moll-Murata, as part of their courses "Modern Chinese VII", "Philological Translation" and "Modern History of Taiwan".

Participants will see clippings from the documentary 'Taiyang bu yuan' 太陽不遠 (Sunflower Occupation, 2014; [Taipei Documentary Filmmakers' Union] 臺北市紀錄片從業人員職業工會) and will have an opportunity to discuss with director Chou Shih-lun and a student leader during the 2014 occupation of the Parliament (Lifayuan 立法院), Lin Fei-fan 林飛帆. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLs3tDb1WiI.

Location: GABF 04/509

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 2–6 p.m.

Seminar "Politischer Aktivismus in Taiwan heute: Chou Shih-luns Dokumentarfilm 'Baomin' (Wutbürger/Awakened Citizens)" / 後太陽花運動——導演周世倫的紀錄片與社會運動 (2)

Instructors: Rong Xu-Heinrich and Christine Moll-Murata, as part of their courses "Modern Chinese VII", "Philological Translation" and "Modern History of Taiwan".

Participants will see clippings from the documentary 'Baomin' 暴民 (2016; [Don Quichote Digital Film Studios] 唐吉軻德數位影音工作室) about the consequences of the Sunflower Movement, with portraits of ten activists who participated in citizen protests since 2014, to be followed by an interview with director Chou Shih-lun.

Location: GB 04/159

About us

Since the early 1980s, under the leadership of the late Professor Helmut Martin, the research activities of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Faculty of East Asian Studies have focused increasingly on Taiwan, in particular the country's cultural development.

A three-year project, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., was started in September 1999 with the aim to establish a research centre and thus counter the marginalization of Taiwan research.

The "Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature" was inaugurated on 13 November 2002 as a formal part of the Faculty of East Asian Studies. It now houses one of the largest research libraries on the subject of Taiwanese culture and literature in Europe. A platform for scholarly exchange in the field, the Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature will continue to expand its cooperation with Taiwan experts and institutions specializing on Taiwan research.

Contact

Director: Christine Moll-Murata
Email: Christine.Moll-Murata@rub.de
Office: Uni134 (3.13)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28254
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14440

Co-director: Christian Schwermann
Email: christian.schwermann@rub.de
Office: Uni134 (3.11)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28253
Fax: +49 (0)234 32-14265

Visitors

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Building of the University Library, UB 4/2
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum
Germany

Mailing Address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Taiwan Research Unit
Uni134 (3.20)
44780 Bochum
Germany