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  • 30 June 2022 18-20 h   Film Screening: Insights Into the TV Series Seqalu
    MA Seminar: The Languages of Taiwan

    Prof. Lin Hsin-yi (NTNU, Taiwan) gives an introductory talk and discusses the series with the audience. Everybody is warmly welcome!

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  • Winter Term 2021/22    Course on the History of Taiwan, with upcoming event

    BA Seminar: Taiwan 1600-1895: Quellen und heutige Rezeption / Taiwan 1600-1895: Sources and Contemporary Perception

    Teachers: Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata, with guest professors Dr. Chien Hung-yi (TAP) and Prof. Dr. Lin Hsin-yi (National Taiwan Normal University)
    Time: Wednesdays, 14-16 h

    Course information: This seminar is dedicated to the political and social history of Taiwan during the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries, starting from the early colonial period and the subsequent inclusion of Taiwan into the Qing empire. The focus will be on the mid nineteenth century, on the coexistence and conflicts among the Taiwanese population and on the struggles with foreign powers. As a special feature, guest professors Dr. Chien Hung-yi will give two lectures on the seventeenth century, and we will invite Professor Lin Hsin-yi to present her view on the mid-nineteenth century. We will show excerpts of the 2021 TV series "Seqalu: Formosa 1867" (斯卡羅), and Prof. Lin will discuss the perception of the series, the presentation of the history of Taiwan in the media, and the memories of the colonial official Charles Le Gendre, one of the important figures during this time.

    The film show will be open to the public.

    BA Exercise: Tutorial for Elementary Taiwanese

    Teacher: Wu Kuan-wei, M.A.
    Time: Wednesdays, 16-18 h

    Course information: This is a tutorial for Elementary Tâi-gí (Taiwanese Holo Language). It is intended for practice of pronounciation and conversation.


  • Winter Term 2021/22    Courses for the Teaching Program for History, Culture, and Languages of Taiwan

    MA Seminar: The Languages of Taiwan
    Guest Professor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Li Taiyuan, National Chengchi University, Taipeh, Taiwan

    This course discusses Taiwan's multi-ethnic society and the research of different languages of Taiwan through the viewpoints of linguistics and ethnology. The topics of this course include linguistic features, resources of research, language development and language planning of Taiwan's national languages, those of Aboriginal peoples, of the Hakka, of the Holo (Taiwanese) and of the Mainland Immigrants. The relationships between languages and cultures of Taiwan will also be analyzed.

    BA Seminar: Elementary Tâi-gí (Taiwanese Holo Language)
    Guest Professor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Khu Uihim, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

    This course aims at explaining the structure and characteristics of Tâi-gí (Holo Language) so that the students will understand its basic phonetics, morphology, grammar, and syntax. It offers practical exercises in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Besides, the course will give an general outline of the history, current situation, transcription systems, learning resources, idiomatic expression of Tâi-gí.

    BA Exercise: Tutorial for Elementary Taiwanese
    TeacherWu Kuan-wei, M.A.

    This is a tutorial for Dr. Khu Uihim’s language course on Elementary Tâi-gí (Taiwanese Holo Language). It is intended for practice of pronounciation and conversation.


  • 11/05/2021   Digital Photo Exhibition
    Fotoausstellung: 30 Jahre Demokratiebewegung in Taiwan. Eine Dokumentation des taiwanischen Fotografen Sung Lung-Chuan

    his exhibition of works by documentary photographer Sung Lung-Chuan portrays the initial phase of Taiwan's democratic transition. The pictures show the turning point before and after the abolition of Martial Law in the years 1986 to 1989.

    • Web exhibition here. Further information (in German) here.
    Report on the exhibition at Radio Taiwan International (Deutschredaktion) and interview by editor Tatjana Romig with Christine Moll-Murata (in German)

  • Summer Term 2021    BA Seminar: Social and Political History of Taiwan in the Twentieth Century
    Guest Professor: Prof. Dr. Lin Hsin-yi, National Taiwan Normal University

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  • Summer Term 2021    BA Exercise: Tutorial for Elementary Taiwanese
    Teacher: Wu Kuan-wei, M.A.

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  • 11/05/2021 18:00    Panel Discussion (online)
    Podiumsdiskussion: 30 Jahre Demokratiebewegung in Taiwan
    Participants: Professor Shieh Jhy-wey, Taiwan Representative in Germany
    Klaus H. Walter, previous Taiwan coordinator of Amnesty International Germany
    Professor Kristin Kupfer, Trier University

    The discussion will be held in German.

  • Weitere Information:

  • 15-17/04/2021    European Association of Taiwan Studies The 18th EATS Annual Conference: Taiwan in Transition
    Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

  • Further Information

  • 29/03/2021   WORKSHOP
    Third Workshop: A Sourcebook for the History and Languages of Taiwan


  • 05/02/2021    WORKSHOP
    Second Workshop: A Sourcebook for the History and Languages of Taiwan


  • 18/11/2020   Mittagsforum
    “The cultural memory in Taiwan historiography and heritage 'commodification' with a case study on Hengchun” KAM Liza Wing Man (Göttingen)

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  • 17-18/10/2019   Film screening and Interview with Heather Tsui 崔永徽,
    Film Director of “Long Time No Sea” (只有大海知道).   siehe PDF

  • 09/10/2019   Taiwan Guest Lectures  “21st Century Language Policies in Taiwan” Dr. Li Taiyuan 李台元 National Academy for Educational Research 國家教育研究院 “Language Planning in Taiwan: Agents and Agency” Prof. Dr. Henning Klöter 韓可龍, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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  • 24/06/2019   Lecture  “Taiwan’s Recent Political History in Ten (Election) Advertisements”
    by Dr. Dafydd J. Fell, SOAS London.

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  • 06/06/2019   Taiwanese Documentary Film Screening  “Our Youth in Taiwan” (我們的青春,在台灣) followed by Q&A with director Fu Yue傅榆.

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  • 5-6/12/2018   Workshop on Civil Societies in East Asia “Voices from East Asia 2.0”.

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  • 07/11/2018    “Pre-Study on Promoting the Study of Taiwan Literature at Universities of Various Countries”
    (推動台灣文學進入各國大學前期研究) by Chien Juo-Ping 簡若玶.

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  • 12-16/05/2018   “Taiwan-Tage” (Taiwan Days).

  • 10/10/2017   Presentation and Workshop Talk with Dr. Thilo Diefenbach 蔣永學.

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  • 20/01/2016   Panel Discussion “Taiwan nach der Wahl” [Taiwan after the Elections].

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  • 08/07/2015   Workshop “Current Topics of Research in and on Taiwan – Social and Legal History, Philosophy, and Literature” with Representatives from National Taiwan Normal University 國立臺灣師範大學.

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  • 24/04/2015   Presentation and Discussion with Film Director Wei Te-Sheng 魏德聖and Producer Jimmy Huang (Huang Chih-ming 黃志明).

  • 18-19/06/2013   Literature Forum with Wu Mingyi 吳明益 and Wu Yinning 吳音寧.

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  • 20/07/2011   Literature Forum with Cai Su-Fen 蔡素芬 and Hung Hung 鴻鴻.

  • 08-09/07/2011   Workshop “Taiwan: Refuge, Province, Colony, or What?”

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  • 05-06/11/2010   International Symposium “Taiwan Literature off The Mainstream”

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  • 06/2009   Award of the Annual Prix de la Fondation Culturelle Franco-Taïwanaise for the year 2008 from the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (Paris, France).

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  • 1-2/4/2005   2nd Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies.

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  • 8-9/11/2004   Literature Symposium “New Approaches to Taiwan Literature”.

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  • 01/05-06/06/2002   Visit of Professor Li Xiangping 黎湘萍, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).

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  • 7-9/03/2001   Workshop “Transformation! Innovation? Taiwan in her cultural dimensions”.


  • 06/06-27/06/2000   Visit of Professor Peng Ruijin 彭瑞金, Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures.

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  • Taiwan Cultural Activities in North Rhine-Westphalia

  • 07/07/2019   Concert “Sumings kleine Welttour” (舒米恩小世界巡迴)

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  • 19/5/2019   Taiwanese Documentary Film screening “Father“ (紅盒子).

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  • 20/01/2019   Film screening “On Happiness Road” (幸福路上) .

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Director: Christine Moll-Murata
E-mail: Christine.Moll-Murata@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Office: Uni134 (3.13)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28254
Co-director: Christian Schwermann
E-mail: Christian.Schwermann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Office: Uni134 (3.11)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-29253


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