8th Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH)
International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS-NCTU)
International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS-UST)

July 9-13, 2018
Hsinchu, Taiwan

The International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS), in collaboration with the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) – a consortium of Sogang University (South Korea), University of Pittsburgh (USA), Cornell University (USA), University of Tampere (Finland), University of Leipzig (Germany), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan) – and supported by the International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS) of the University System of Taiwan (UST) invites paper proposals for presentation and participation at a summer school for graduate students and postdocs to be held July 9-13, 2018 in Hsinchu, Taiwan. We are happy to take this opportunity to initiate our collaboration with East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS), University of Vienna (Austria).

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Context of the Summer School

Each year beginning in 2010, the Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH) has gathered graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences across the globe for a summer school centering on presentations by leading scholars as well as by PhD students and Postdocs. As a truly transregional collaboration it profits from the willingness of participants to share the core argument of their current research project and to situate it in a global context.

The Taiwan based International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS_NCTU& UST), together with the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies (SRCS_NCTU) and the International Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies (IACS_UST), will serve as the local organizer of this year’s joint conference / summer university. IICS_UST is itself an inter-school platform which connects National Central University (NCU), National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), National Yang Ming University (NYMU) and National Chiao Tung University (NCTU). IICS has its long history of holding bi-annual summer university since 2006, with the liaison of the Association Ici et Ailleurs pour une philosophie nomade, Philosophy Department, University Paris 8 St Denis, and the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies (SRCS), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. The themes covered in the past decade include Bio-politics, Ethics and Subjectivation (2009 Hsinchu, Taiwan), Borders, Displacements and Creation: Questioning the Contemporary (2011 Porto, Portugal), Political Uses of the Body (2014 Tirana, Albania), Colonial Unconscious, Decolonizing Philosophy (2016 Agen & Toulouse, France). In recent years, IICS also has organized winter camps and workshops focusing on the critical studies in the context of inter-Asian societies, covering the themes of De-Coding the Cold War and Facing Contemporary Societies (2016), Conflict and Justice: Precarious Bodies in Inter-Asia Societies (2017). These events constitute parts of the general long-term project on “Conflict, Justice, Decolonization: Critical Research on Inter-Asian Societies.”

Basing on this rich network of cross-regional collaborations and the rewarding intellectual exchange from the past experience, we are happy to announce that the Summer School of 2018 will be held July 9-13, 2018 in Hsinchu, Taiwan on the theme Toward Decolonizing Cold War Knowledge: Facing Contemporary Border Politics.

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Thematic Focus of the Summer School

Present day fields of knowledge worldwide are partitioned as humanities and social sciences and continue to produce, in ways at once invisible and indivisible, the nation-state as historical telos. Thus, most studies in these bipolar fields may foreground terms such as nation-state, gender, age, race, and class as object and method of research. Yet, underlying and sustaining a bipolar dynamic complementarity evinced in these shared research frame and analytic logic is a developmental time division and compartmentalization whereby globalization is understood as the end of the Cold War, the reordering of the international order, the weakening of nation-states, the end of ideology, and the realignment of cultures ,etc.

This teleology evinces at the levels of seemingly disparate disciplinary forms of knowledge, as well as divergent production of knowledge practices. These disciplinary forms of knowledge reveal and discover unfinished decolonization processes in thought, practices, and life on the ground. Mundane decolonization processes and il/liberal resources continue to struggle with cold war effects and affects in everyday life, academic thought and feeling. Cold war inflections of thought and affect include nation-state developmentalism in progressivist history and historiography, imaginaries of freedom and democracy, individualist pursuit of rights, legalist standards of social order, and competitive markets as economic freedom. The narrative of a post-Cold War “end of history” occludes unfinished processes of de-colonization that would challenge and transform the conditions wherein colonial, neo-colonial, capitalist and civilizational presuppositions facilitate hegemony of ongoing global knowledge industry.

At a moment when knowledge is touted as capital’s new value while knowledge workers are rendered increasingly superfluous, when wages are mediation of exploitation yet continue to sustain life’s need for most, when gender is mainstream yet at war with old sex and new sexualities, when planetary life is endangered in ways inextricable from competitive markets, when memories of past trauma become the technique of governmentality, when various forms of border politics are still operating in different corners of our societies, this is a time to congregate and learn from each other anew. The summer school is a quora for addressing what and how of decolonizing knowledge amongst and between different sites in the region (inter-Asia) and beyond (intra-oceanic and inter-continental).

We welcome contributions from all fields of the humanities and social sciences on the following themes, but not limited to:

  • Decolonizing Cold War Knowledgeli
  • Forgetting and Remembering WWII & Cold War Era
  • Subaltern Knowledge and Peaceful Activism
  • Zoning Politics, Insular Anarchy and the Tension in South China Sea
  • Neo-liberalism and the Many Faces of Leftist Melancholy
  • Border Politics, Migrations and Unequal Citizenship within Civil Societies
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    Format of the Summer School

    This Summer School will feature daily keynote lectures, plenary sessions, small group seminars led by leading thinkers, and a thematic fieldtrip.

    Keynote lectures and plenary sessions are open to the public. Participants are also expected to join small group seminars led by our invited speakers, based on their priority of choice (please see page 8-9 "Seminars and Seminar Leaders"). In the seminar, the leader will address main aspect of their problematics, and each of the participants is expected to give a 15-minute paper on their work, critique the papers of their fellow seminar participants, and to contribute to the general dialogue of the theme.

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    Important Date

  • Application deadline: March 31, 2018.
  • Announcement of acceptance: May 18, 2018
  • Full paper submission deadline June 20, 2018
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    Registration Fee

  • USD150 (double-sharing accommodation and some meals are included)
  • Contact email: iics.center@gmail.com
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    Schedule

    Toward Decolonizing Cold War Knowledge :

    Facing Contemporary Border Politics
    8th Flying University of Transnational Humanities (FUTH)
    DATE TIME SESSION LOCATION
    July 9 9:10
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    9:30
    Registration
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    9:30
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    10:00
    Opening
    Joyce C.H. LIU 劉紀蕙 (Professor, Chair, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University)

    DING Naifei 丁乃非 (Professor, Department of English, National Central University)
    10:00
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    12:30
    How to address the Global Cold War and its Aftermath?
    Moderator:
    Joyce C.H. LIU

    Speakers:
    Jie-Hyun LIM (Professor, Department of History, Sogang University)
    Mnemonic Confluence and Solidarity in the Global Memory Space ppt

    Frank Hadler (Professor, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe)
    How Eastern Europe's Position in the Global Cold War was Challenged by Decolonization

    John Hutnyk (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ton Duc Thang University)
    Co-research and Vernacular Knowledges after the American-Vietnam War ppt mp4
    12:30
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    13:30
    Lunch Break
    13:30
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    16:30
    Roundtable
    Insular Anarchy and the Tension in the South China Sea and Culture of Remembrance
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    Moderator:
    Filip Kraus (Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies, Academia Sinica)

    Speakers:
    Alfred Gerstl (Researcher, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
    ASEAN´s mediating role the South China Sea dispute under challenge?

    Friedrich Edelmayer (Professor, Department of History, University of Vienna)
    Insular Studies in Austria

    Ute Wallenboeck (Researcher, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
    Museum of local history: Constructing Memory, Presenting Identity

    Agnes Schick-Chen (Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
    Politics of Memory in Sinophone Culture
    16:30
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    16:45
    Coffee Break
    16:45
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    18:15
    Meeting the Participants
    Students’ Self Introduction
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    18:15
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    19:15
    Dinner
    July 10 10:00
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    12:00
    Learning from the Subaltern People
    Moderator:
    Zikri Rahman (Graduate Student, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University)

    Speakers:
    Rusaslina Idrus (Senior Lecturer, Gender Studies, University of Malaya)
    Protesting to belong: Orang Asli activism and civil rights alliance ppt mp4

    P. Kerim Friedman傅可恩 (Associate Professor, Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures, National Dong Hwa University)
    Shifting Notions of Indigenous Time and Space in Taiwanese Documentary Film ppt

    Salone Ishahavut莎瓏‧伊斯哈罕布德 (Assistant Professor, Indigenous Development, National Chi Nan University)
    Some thoughts on the protest strategy of the indigenous movement on Ketagalan Boulevard ppt
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    12:00
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    13:00
    Lunch Break
    13:00
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    15:00
    Transpacific Cold War Liberalism and the Remains of Empire
    Moderator:
    Chien-ting LIN 林建廷 (Assistant Professor, Department of English, National Central University)

    Speakers:
    Davorn Sisavath (Assistant Professor, Anthropology and Asian American Studies, California State University, Fresno)
    Critical Encounters of Waste: Interrogating the Material Afterlives of Empire

    Chien-ting LIN
    Figuring the “Nation” in the Transpacific Anatomy of “Race” and the “Cold War”

    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    15:00
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    15:15
    Coffee Break
    15:15
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    17:15
    Seminar Session 1
    July 11 Day Off! Typhoon Maria is here!
    July 12 10:00
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    12:00
    Problematizing the Project of Decolonization
    Moderator:
    Joyce C.H. LIU

    Speakers:
    Viren Murthy (Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    The Politics of Decolonizing the Cold-War: Takeuchi Yoshimi and the Problem of Imperialism ppt

    Joyce C.H. LIU (Professor, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies)
    Decolonizing the Decolonization Project ppt
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    12:00
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    13:00
    Lunch Break
    Film
    1. HSU Ya-Ting許雅婷, LIN Wan-Yu林婉玉,
        Life with Happiness 樂生活(28min)
    2. CHEN Chieh-Jen陳界仁,
        Realm of Reverberations 殘響世界(102min)
    NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 110 人社二館110
    13:00
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    18:00
    Field Trip
    Lo-Sheng Sanatorium (Taipei)


    July 13 10:00
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    12:00
    Migration during WWII and the Cold War NCTU Humanities Building 2 (HSS Bldg. 2) Room 326 人社二館326
    Moderator:
    Frank Hadler (Professor, Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe)

    Speakers:
    TSUBOI Hideto 坪井秀人 (Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto)
    Surviving on the foreign soil: the "postwar" of Japanese laborers detained in Manchuria ppt

    Shi-chi Mike LAN藍適齊(Associate Professor, Department of History, National Chengchi University)
    From “Foreign Soil” to “Foreign Soil”: Internment and Repatriation of Overseas Taiwanese, 1941-1953 ppt

    12:00
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    13:00
    Lunch Break
    13:00
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    16:00
    Seminar Session 2
    16:00
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    17:30
    Closing Ceremony


    17:30
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    19:00
    Farewell Party


     

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    Public Lectures and Plenary Sessions
    Chien-Ting Lin 林建廷 – “Figuring the “Nation” in the Transpacific Anatomy of “Race” and the “Cold War” ”



    Davorn Sisavath - “Critical Encounters of Waste: Interrogating the Afterlives of Empire”

    After the end of the US wars in Southeast Asia, Laos faded from historical and contemporary interests. Over two million tons of bombs dumped in Laos from1964 to 1973, there remain 80 million unexploded ordnance still in the soil and three billion tons of war scrap metals. It is not difficult to trace the violence of the U.S. bombing campaign embedded in the material environment and the everyday practices of Laotians who have found an afterlife in waste. These conditions of uncertainty on the ground has forced many to make do with military waste and its indelible marks on landscape, lives and memories. Some Laotians have recycled, melted, and transformed military waste into commodity for consumption, and others have collected and displayed military waste in their homes as a record of U.S. war in Laos. What does it mean to collect and archive military waste? Engaging with the hyper-material presence of bombs and war scraps, this paper explores the concept of military waste as archive to account for the messy and imprecise consequences of war.

    Frank Hadler - “How Eastern Europe’s Position in the Global Cold War was Challenged by Decolonization”



    Jie-Hyun Lim - “Silenced Memories of the Postcolonial in the Cold War Era”



    John Hutnyk - “Co-research and Vernacular Knowledges after the American-Vietnam War”

    A discussion of Co-research as an intervention in the area of decolonising knowledge and the vernacular. I present some context for Co-research and argue that while it has not obviously been a decolonising strategy as such, it can be considered to have potential in this way. The talk singles out two dates of the present anniversary year – 50 years since 1968 and 200 years since 1818. Dates themselves can be colonising too, but while not only celebrating them, the May of Paris and the birth of Marx are significant as markers for an increasingly suppressed possibility. The impact of 'Vietnam' on 68, and Indochina on 1818 will also be made a part of this context, as is, in a different register, teaching a course on Capital and knowledge in Vietnam this year, which was itself an experiment in co-research. I should make apologies for Vietnam becoming a cipher here, as I am still new to Tiéng Viêt and indeed to my new post, and like many I had an 'idea' of Vietnam before I arrived that was nurtured by the films of Godard, Hollywood Action Cinema – 'they drew first blood, not me' - 1960s and 70s protest movements, and documentary television. I am not necessarily unlearning everything, but the optimism and enthusiasm of students for a Co-research approach to the classroom, where from the get go they are assumed to (also) be researchers, engaged in the search for knowledge, with expectations and responsibilities to follow their own collaborative interests together, seems well worth commenting upon.

    Joyce C.H. LIU劉紀蕙 - “Decolonizing the Decolonization Project”



    P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩 - “Shifting Notions of Indigenous Time and Space in Taiwanese Documentary Film”

    Taking a semiotic approach inspired by the work of scholars like Michael Silverstein and WJT Mitchell, this paper explores the shifting spacio-temporal scales indexed by representations of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples in over fifty documentary and ethnographic films. Drawing on the archives of the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF), this paper explores documentary films by or about Taiwan’s indigenous peoples screened at this festival since its founding in 2001. It argues that these films can be grouped into three overarching Bakhtinian chronotopes, each of which uses indigenous identities to highlight different relations between Taiwan’s past, present, and future, as well as different spatial relations following from those choices. The first highlights the continuity between ancient Austronesian culture and the present. The second highlights the Japanese colonial encounter with indigenous peoples. And the third focuses on encounters between indigenous people and the modern Taiwanese state. Combining close readings of each film with supplementary texts, and interviews with the filmmakers, this paper asks the following questions: What kind of indexical variation exists within each of the identified chronotopes? How have the subject positions of the films directors shaped the representation of indigenous identities? And how have filmmakers attempted to challenge or break out of these chronotopes? In answering these questions this paper seeks to trace changes in the way Taiwan’s indigenous peoples have been imagined by native and non-native directors alike and the way these chronotopes have been adapted to shifts in Taiwan’s wider political economic framework.

    Rusaslina Binti Idrus - “Protesting to Belong: Orang Asli Activism and Civil Rights Alliance”

    In the last two decades, the Orang Asli, an indigenous minority group in Peninsular Malaysia, have been actively asserting their rights through different means from taking the state to court to staging blockades and protest rallies. In addition to participation in protests that were specifically focused on indigenous rights issues, Orang Asli activists have also in recent years been actively participating in other civil movement rallies such as Bersih (for free and fair elections), Anti-Lynas (against a rare earth plant) and Wanita Suara Perubahan (women’s rights). The government’s response to the group’s increasing political visibility has generally been to blame “foreign/ outside” instigators, claiming that the Orang Asli were duped into participating in such events that they deemed “anti-establishment.” This paper argues that Orang Asli participation in public demonstrations and in the larger civil society movement in Malaysia serves not only as protest against specific government policies but also a strategic platform to assert citizenship rights and express their sense of belonging.

    Salone Ishahavut 莎瓏‧伊斯哈罕布德 - “Some thoughts on the protest strategy of the indigenous movement on Ketagalan Boulevard”



    Tsuboi Hideto 坪井秀人 - “Surviving on Foreign Soil: the "Postwar" of Japanese Laborers Detained in Manchuria”

    It was said that more than 60,000 Japanese people remained in Manchuria when the last repatriation ship returned to Japan from China. Many remaining Japanese people in Manchuria engaged in the Chinese communist revolution at the request by the Communist Party of China. Some radical communist groups organized the cultural movements at factories, hospitals and coal mines. My paper will consider their movements within the context of refugees (displaced persons) and discuss what /who was the refugee in the northeast Asia in 1950th.

    Shi-chi Mike Lan 藍適齊 – “From “Foreign Soil” to “Foreign Soil”: Internment and Repatriation of Overseas Taiwanese, 1941-1946”

    Historically, Taiwan was an island that attracted wave after wave of immigration; most Taiwanese today are descendants of immigrants. However, during the Japanese colonial period (1895-1945), Taiwanese started emigration. The majority of Taiwanese emigrants could be found in China; but a significant number of Taiwanese, estimated at thousands, emigrated and settled abroad during the 1920s and 1930s in various destinations across Southeast Asia, most notably in the Netherland East Indies (the present-day Indonesia) and British colonies such as Malaya and Hong Kong.
    These overseas Taiwanese, while being identified ethnically and culturally as Chinese, were Japanese in terms of nationality. When the Second World War broke out and Japan was declared enemy nation by the Allied (including the British and the Dutch), these overseas Taiwanese—together with overseas Japanese—were regarded by the colonial authorities of their host societies as “enemy subjects”. Most of them were subjected to internment and/or forced relocation immediately after the war was declared, and remained in internment throughout the war. Some overseas Taiwanese in Southeast Asia were spared from internment because of the swift collapse of European colonial rule in Southeast Asia; but as soon as the European colonial rule was re-established after Japan’s surrender in 1945, they alike were subjected to internment and forced relocation.
    This presentation will discuss three different cases to delineate how overseas Taiwanese were affected by WWII and forced to move from one foreign destination to another: 1) Taiwanese emigrants in the Netherland East Indies, interned and relocated to Australia by the Dutch, 1941 to 1946; 2) Taiwanese emigrants in Malaya, interned and relocated to India by the British, 1941 to 1946; 3) Taiwanese emigrants in Hong Kong, interned by the British, 1945 to 1946. While the interned Taiwanese were eventually released by the Allied authorities in 1946, most of them were given no choice but to “return” to Taiwan. To many of these overseas Taiwanese who had settled in Southeast Asia before the war, Taiwan was yet another “foreign soil” as they had to re-establish themselves in Taiwan after the war.

    Viren Murthy 慕唯仁 - “The Politics of Decolonizing the Cold-War: Takeuchi Yoshimi and the Problem of Imperialism”

    According to most accounts, the global Cold-War ended in 1989, with some of its remnants continuing in Asia. Consequently, one could ask: why should we now discuss de-colonizing the cold-war? To what extent have Cold War structures continued in the contemporary neo-liberal world? To address such questions, I inquire into the work of the postwar Japanese intellectual, Takeuchi Yoshimi, who in the 1950s and 1960s constructed a vision of Asia to go beyond the Cold-War. In his view, the Cold War forced nation-states to subordinate their sovereignty to one of the two super powers. Against this, the concept of Asia constructed a space outside and was embodied in the practice of revolutionary China. In discussing his concept of Asia as method, he underscored that Asia was not a geographical region, but an anti-imperialist movement. From Takeuchi’s theory, we see that the Cold War was connected to the period of de-colonization and that he turned the concept of de-colonization against the Cold-War itself. But what happens to imperialism after the Cold War? Some Marxists would argue that political theory must move beyond the stress on imperialism and focus exclusively on capitalism. However, by bringing recent works of imperialism by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin, along with Ellen Wood in dialogue with Takeuchi’s work, I will argue that the de-colonization of the Cold War must be combined with a new understanding of socialism, along with a renewed understanding of our world as continuingly dominated by capitalist imperialism.

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    Speakers' Biography
    Agnes S. Schick-Chen

    Dr. Agnes S. Schick-Chen is Associate Professor of Chinese Studies at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna. Her main fields of research and teaching are the developments of legal and political culture in the PRC, Taiwan and Hong Kong, where she lived for reasons of study, research and work respectively. She has published books and papers on related topics, e.g. the discourse on Chinese legal culture in the PRC and processes of coming to terms with the past in China and Taiwan. More recent research interests include law and film, law as identity and conceptualizations of justice in the Chinese-speaking world.

    Alfred Gerstl

    Dr. Alfred Gerstl is an Austrian political scientist, specialized on International Relations in Southeast Asia with a focus on regional cooperation in and between Southeast and Northeast Asia, ASEAN, the South China Sea dispute, the effects of China´s One Belt, One Road Initiative on Southeast Asia and human security. He is researcher at the Department of East Asian Studies/East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) at the University of Vienna and Fellow of the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES) in Vienna. Previously, he taught at Palacky University Olomouc (Czech Republic), Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and University of Passau (Germany) and was the founding editor-in-chief of the Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS).

    Chien-Ting Lin 林建廷

    Chien-Ting Lin teaches in the English Department of National Central University in Chungli, Taiwan. He received his Ph.D. in literature and cultural studies from University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the topics of medicine and modernity, the transpacific U.S. Empire and Cold War biopolitics, and inter-Asia historical connections. He has published his research in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and Review of International American Studies among others.

    Davorn Sisavath

    Davorn Sisavath is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Asian American Studies at California State University, Fresno. She received her PhD in Ethnic Studies at UC San Diego, and held a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages and Ethnic Studies at UC Riverside. Her book project, Economy of Excess: Military Waste in Post-War Spaces, examines the aesthetics of the everyday and political economy of military waste materials that are specific to Laos, but also illuminates how US imperialism has proceeded in other postwar spaces.

    DING Naifei 丁乃非

    DING Naifei teaches in the English Department at the National Central University, Zhongli, Taiwan. She is a member of the Center for the Study of Sexualities (1995) at NCU. Her writings include Obscene Things: Sexual Politics in Jin Ping Mei (in English, 2002), and, with LIU Jen-Peng and Amie PARRY, Penumbra Query Shadow: Queer Reading Tactics (in Chinese, 2007).

    Frank Hadler

    Dr. Frank Hadler is head of the department “Entanglements and Globalization” at the Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO) in Leipzig and honorary professor for cultural history of East Central Europe at Leipzig University. His main fields of research and publication are the history of historiography and transnational history of East Central Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent publications: 1989 in a Global Perspective (2015); Disputed Territories and Shared Pasts. Overlapping National Histories in Modern Europe (2015); Handbuch einer transnationalen Geschichte Ostmitteleuropas (2017).

    Friedrich Edelmayer

    Dr. Friedrich Edelmayer is Professor of Modern History at the Department of History, University of Vienna. His research interests include global history, insular studies, history of Spain, Latin America and Italy, history of the Hapsburg Empire and history of diplomacy. In addition to his professorship in Vienna, he has been visiting professor at various universities, e.g. Ljubljana (Slovenia), Alicante (Spain), Sassari (Italy), Alcalá de Henares (Spain), Macquarie University (Australia), Salamanca or Granada (both Spain). In 1999, he was awarded the order “Orden del mérito civil” by his Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain.

    Jie-Hyun Lim

    Jie Hyun Lim is Professor of Transnational History and founding director of the Critical Global Studies Institute at Sogang University in Seoul. He wrote broadly on nationalism and Marxism in comparison, Polish history, transnational history and global memory. Among others he published five volumes of the Palgrave series of ‘mass dictatorship in the 20th century’ as the series editor. His present research topic is ‘mnemonic solidarity in the global memory space’. His forthcoming book of a transnational history of victimhood nationalism covering Post-WWII Korea, Japan, Poland, Israel and Germany reflects the problematics of mnemonic solidarity in the global memory space. He serves the boards of the CISH, NOGWHISTO and 'Toynbee Prize Foundation', and editorial board of Moving the Social, Global-e and Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Politologica. He held visiting appointments at Warsaw University, Cracow Pedagogical University, Harvard-Yenching Institute, Nichibunken, EHESS, Paris II University, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Bielefeld University.

    John Hutnyk

    John Hutnyk is the author of The Rumour of Calcutta (1996), Critique of Exotica (2000), Bad Marxism (2004), Pantomime Terror (2014), and most recently, Global South Asia on Screen (2018). He works at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

    Joyce C.H. Liu 劉紀蕙

    Joyce C.H. Liu is Professor of Critical Theory, Comparative Literature, Visual Studies and Cultural Studies in the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. She is currently the director of the International Center for Cultural Studies of National Chiao Tung University, the International Institute for Cultural Studies of the University System of Taiwan, and the International MA Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies supported by UST. Her research covers the critique of East-Asian modernity, Chinese political thoughts in the 20th century, inter-art studies, Taiwan cultural studies, critical studies of inter-Asian societies, focusing on issues related to the questions of bio-politics, border politics, unequal citizenship, civic exclusion, and internal coloniality. She is the authors of The Topology of Psyche: The Post-1895 Reconfiguration of Ethics, The Perverted Heart: The Psychic Forms of Modernity, Orphan, Goddess, and the Writing of the Negative: The Performance of Our Symptoms in addition to about 100 journal articles and book chapters in English and Chinese.

    P. Kerim Friedman 傅可恩

    P. Kerim Friedman is an associate professor in the Department of Ethnic Relations and Cultures at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan. His research explores language revitalization efforts among indigenous Taiwanese, looking at the relationship between language ideology, indigeneity, and political economy. An ethnographic filmmaker, he co-produced the Jean Rouch award-winning documentary, 'Please Don't Beat Me, Sir!' about a street theater troupe from one of India's Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNTs). Kerim is also a co-founder of the anthropology blog anthro{dendum} (formerly Savage Minds), and the current programmer for the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF).

    Rusaslina Binti Idrus

    Rusaslina Idrus is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Malaya. She received her PhD and MA in Social Anthropology from Harvard University and has a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Yale University. Previous to joining University of Malaya, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the National University of Singapore and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS). She is a board member of Malaysia’s Pusat Sejarah Rakyat (People’s History Center) and is a trainer for their oral history initiative. Her research interests include indigenous rights, subaltern studies, women’s history and citizenship studies. She is currently working on a community engagement project using digital stories for Orang Asli youth empowerment and advocacy.

    Salone Ishahavut 莎瓏‧伊斯哈罕布德

    Salone Ishahavut is a documentary film maker of Taiwanese Bunun descent. She is assistant professor of Indigenous Development at National Chi Nan University. She received her M.F.A. degree in Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Program from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her film projects have been favored by Golden Harvest Awards, Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, WomenMakeWaves Film Festival. She has also received Excellent Screenplay award by Taiwan's Bureau of Information. She has worked as a documentary playwright-director at Tatokem Culture Workshop and DaAi TV, as well as journalist at Taiwan Public Television.

    Major filmography

  • 2011 - Alis's Dreams (Director) - Golden Harvest Awards - Excellence Award
  • 2008 - Hunting Heart: Lekal Makor (Screenplay) - Bureau of Information Excellent Screenplay Award
  • 2006 - The Bear (16mm short, Director) - WomenMakeWaves Film Festival
  • 2003 - Tawtawazay: the Most Popular Family Name (Director) - Aboriginal Documentary Competition, First Prize
  • 2003 - Wuhaliton: Tears of the Moon (Director) - Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival
  • 2001 - Until the End of the World (Director) - Aboriginal Documentary Competition, First Prize
  • Tsuboi Hideto 坪井秀人

    Hideto Tsuboi, Dr. (1959-) is a Japanese literary and cultural scholar, Professor of the International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto. Professor Tsuboi received his B. A. and M. A. in Japanese Literature from Nagoya University, and completed his Ph. D. in Japanese Literature at Nagoya University. He has written extensively on the theme of the other in modern Japanese literature. His publications include Koe no Shukusai: Nihon Kindaishi to Sensō (Fest of Voices: Modern Japanese Poetry and War), University of Nagoya Press, 1997; Kankaku no Kindai: Koe, Shintai, Hyōshō (Modernity of the Sensibilities: Voice, Body and Representation), University of Nagoya Press, 2006; and Sei ga kataru: 20 Seiki Nihon Bungaku no Sei to Shintai (Sexuality Speaks: Sex/Gender and Body in the Literature of Twentieth-Century Japan), University of Nagoya Press, 2012.

    Shi-chi Mike Lan 藍適齊

    Shi-chi Mike Lan is Associate Professor at the Department of History, National Chengchi University, Taiwan. His research interests include Modern East Asian History, empire and nation, the Second World War, and historical memory. His recent publications include “’Crime’ of Interpreting: Taiwanese Interpreters as War Criminals of World War II”, in Kayoko Takeda and Jesús Baigorri, eds., New Insights in the History of Interpreting (2016), “(Re-)Writing History of the Second World War: Forgetting and Remembering the Taiwanese-native Japanese Soldiers in Postwar Taiwan”, Positions: Asia Critique, Vol.21, No.4 (Fall 2013).

    Ute Wallenboeck

    Ute Wallenboeck is a sessional lecturer at the Department of East Asia Studies and at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, University of Vienna, Austria. She received her Ph.D in Chinese Studies from the University of Vienna. Due to her additional academic background in Tibetan and Buddhist Studies and her long engagement with the local population in Amdo, she is a Sinologist focusing on the interface between Mongolian and Tibetan cultures at the Sino-Tibetan borderland. Her research interests cover studies on ethnic and cultural identity as well as inter-ethnic and state-society relations along the Sino-Tibetan borderlands. She is currently the co-editor of the second volume of Mapping Amdo.

    Viren Murthy 慕唯仁

    Viren Murthy teaches transnational Asian History and researches Chinese and Japanese intellectual history in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of The Political Philosophy of Zhang Taiyan: The Resistance of Consciousness (Brill, 2011) and co-editor with Joyce Liu of Marxisms in East Asia (Routledge, 2017), co-editor with Fabian Schäfer and Max Ward, of Confronting Capital and Empire: Rethinking Kyoto School Philosophy (Brill, 2017) co-editor with Axel Schneider of The Challenge of Linear Time: Nationhood and the Politics of History in East Asia (Brill, 2013), and co-editor with Prasenjit Duara and Andrew Sartori of A Companion to Global Historical Thought, (Blackwell, 2014). He has published articles in Modern Intellectual History, Modern China, Frontiers of History in China and Positions: Asia Critique and is currently working on a project tentatively entitled: Pan-Asianism and the Conundrums of Post-colonial Modernity.

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    Roundtable
    “Insular Anarchy and the Tension in the South China Sea and Culture of Remembrance”

    All over the world, the end of the Cold War raised hopes for a new world order, based on international law and multilateral cooperation. Notably in North and Southeast Asia globalization fostered socioeconomic development. Similar to the European Union (EU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) simultaneously deepened and broadened its regional collaboration. ASEAN-led institutions such as the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) and the East Asia Summit (EAS) include the main regional and external actors, notably China, Japan, India, Russia, Australia and the United States.

    The regional order created by ASEAN is based on international law, respect for sovereignty and non-interference in domestic affairs, dialogue and consensus (ASEAN Way). However, due to China´s rise and the perceived decline of the US, this order faces severe challenges. Notably the strategically and economically vital South China Sea became an arena where different models of order clash. This panel addresses the question whether the claimant nations can resolve their overlapping territorial claims based on International Law, in particular the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), or if might makes right. A key question is whether insular anarchy can be interpreted as a complete lack of rules or some form of predictable order, e.g. China´s traditional tributary system. Another one is how ASEAN deals with the potential insular anarchy.

    The second part of this panel deals with the culture of remembrance in East Asia. One dimension are World War II memories as anti-Japanese war memories and how they were used to create a Republic of China war history (and war legacies) in Taiwan. A means to establish the Chinese mainland memory as the mainstream one were a series of films. To better understand discourses about Vietnamese politics, society and nation the remembrance of the wars against the French and Americans will be examined.

    Speakers:

    • Alfred Gerstl (Researcher, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
      ASEAN´s mediating role the South China Sea dispute under challenge?
    • Friedrich Edelmayer (Professor, Department of History, University of Vienna)
      Insular Studies in Austria
    • Ute Wallenboeck (Researcher, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
      Museum of local history: Constructing Memory, Presenting Identity
    • Agnes Schick-Chen (Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna)
      Politics of Memory in Sinophone Culture

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    Seminars and Seminar Leaders
    Davorn Sisavath - “Political Economy of Life: Decolonization and the Humanitarian Government”

    Scholarship on decolonization and empire has brought to light different forms of resistance and independence (from peaceful transition to violent wars), but also the emergence of international human rights regime and its effect today. This seminar will explore the entangled history of decolonization and emergence of humanitarian order in Southeast Asia. Specifically, this seminar adapts Didier Fassin’s notion of “humanitarian government” to discuss the global system of aid as perpetuating domination and control, even when framed in terms of opportunity. Case studies will explore the political economy of life and the exploitation of racialized and gendered labor, with emphasis on the different forms of rhetoric and visual means that are employed to reproduce inequality. Some questions to consider are: How have international relations and colonial legacy in Southeast Asia shaped contemporary humanitarian intervention and aid? Why are some populations deemed worthy of humanitarian relief, and not others? How do people disentangle the effects of humanitarian violence when they are beneficiaries or recipients of charity? This seminar is interdisciplinary, drawing on theoretical scholarship and case studies from and across the social sciences and humanities.

    Rusaslina Binti Idrus - “Beyond the Binary of Resistance and Subordination”

    Beyond the binary of resistance and subordination, subalterns negotiate their relationship to the state in many different ways. This seminar will explore the different forms of strategies and negotiation employed by marginalized communities in asserting their rights. Some groups may mount outright protest or take legal action, others may strategically adapt, while others create alliances and negotiate in different forms. Strategies may vary and overlap at the same time. This seminar invites participants to examine these issues by drawing upon grounded empirical research and explicating the nuances of the different rights strategies. What are the different forms of strategies? Have they been successful? What are the consequences? How has it changed the relationship between the state and the subaltern? How do we as researchers locate ourselves within this relationship? The state-subaltern relationship does not emerge from a vacuum but is built upon layers of history. This seminar also invites participants to pay attention to the particularities and historical contingencies that shape contemporary rights struggles.

    Tsuboi Hideto 坪井秀人 - “Twentieth Century as a Century of Refugees: Crossing Borders of East Asian People”

    Humanities such as history, literature and philosophy have long been confined by nation-centered motifs, but actually people, knowledge and technology have moved and expanded easily beyond the national borders. If humanities fail to overcome unilateralism, we will never be able to capture the real situation of these transnational movements. In our seminar we would like to take up various topics of crossing national borders in modern East Asia. The twentieth century has been described as a century of wars, which tells us that it is also a century of refugees. During and after World War II, large numbers of refugees were created and forced to move across national borders, and East Asian people were among those displaced. In addition, the issue of displaced people does not just take place in the twentieth century, but is a repeated theme throughout history. Our seminar is interested in discussions about what kind of transformation occurred on the cultural ground by the adaptations and/or conflicts through the migration of twentieth-century East Asian people, especially papers focusing on representations in literature, art and films from a historical perspective.

    Viren Murthy 慕唯仁 - “Leftist Mourning, Neo-Liberalism and De-Colonizing the Cold-War”

    In this seminar, we will inquire about the legacy of socialism in the current neoliberal moment after the Cold-War. Now, close to thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall and about forty years after China’s market reforms, what does socialism mean to us? How should we think about the Cold-War and the post-Cold War from the point of view of socialism? We often speak of going beyond the Cold War, but such a gesture might end up affirming capitalism, and neo-liberalism, as the only option available to people. Participants in this seminar will question the above claim by discussing recent works concerning leftist politics during the Cold War and post-Cold War. Among the issues that we will cover in this seminar is Enzo Traverso’s concept of “leftist melancholy.” Traveso suggests that throughout the twentieth century, leftists have been engulfed in melancholy, but the situation has become extreme after the Cold War, since it appears that there are no alternatives to the present. The seminar invites participants to interrogate responses to leftist melancholy and attempts to conjure hope for the left. In the past few years, scholars have invoked various events of the past, such as history of markets and the Chinese revolution, to imagine futures beyond both the Cold War and capitalism. Through examining such responses, we hope in this seminar to enrich our ideas about our troubled present and the possibility of a better future.

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    Program PPT and Videos
    2018 Summer University Opening Remark



    July 9 - How to address the Global War and its Aftermath?

    Jie-Hyun Lim - " Mnemonic Confluence and Solidarity in the Global Memory Space"

    John Hutnyk - "Co-research and Vernacular Knowledges in the Vietnam Classroom"

    July 10 - Learning from the Subaltern People

    Rusaslina Idrus - "Protesting to Belong Orang Asli : Civil Movement Alliances and Citizenship Rights"

    Kerim Friedman - "Shifting Notions of Indigenous Time and Space in Taiwanese Documentary Film"

    Salone Isahavut - "Some thoughts on the protest strategy of the indigenous movement on Ketagalan Boulevard"

    July 12 - Problematizing the Project of Decolonization

    Viren Murthy - "The Politics of Decolonizing the Cold-War: Takeuchi Yoshimi and the Problem of Imperialism"

    Joyce C.H. Liu - "Decolonizing the Decolonization Project"

    July 13 - Migration during WWII and the Cold War

    Tsuboi Hideto - "Surviving on the foreign soil: the "postwar" of Japanese laborers detained in Manchuria"

    Shi-chi Mike Lan - "From “Foreign Soil” to “Foreign Soil”: Internment and Repatriation of Overseas Taiwanese, 1941-1953"

    Live Recording
    Jul 9
    Opening
    How to address the Global Cold War and its Aftermath?
    Insular Anarchy and the Tesion in the South China Sea and Culture of Remebrance
    Students' Self-Introduction

    Jul 10
    Learning from the Subaltern People
    Transpacific Cold War Liberalsim and the Remains of Empire

    Jul 12
    Problematizing the Project of Decolonization

    Jul 13
    Migration during WWII and the Cold War
    Closing Ceremony

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    Organizer

    Sponsors

    ・International Center for Cultural Studies, the Featured Areas Research Center Program, Higher Education Sprout Project, Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan, Ministry of Science and Technology

    Organizers

    ・The International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS), National Chiao Tung University (NCTU).
    ・The International Institute for Cultural Studies (IICS), University System of Taiwan (UST).
    ・International Master’s Program in Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, University System of Taiwan (IACS-UST)
    ・Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)
    ・Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, National Tsing Hua University (NTHU)
    ・Center for the study of sexualities, National Central University (NCU)
    ・Taiwan Experience Education Program (TEEP)
    ・Eurasia-Pacific Uninet (EPU)

    Organizing Committee

    ・Chien-Ting Lin (Assistant Professor in Department of English, National Central University)
    ・Cho-Ying Li (Associate Professor and Chair of Institute of History, National Tsing Hua University)
    ・Joyce C.H. Liu (Professor and Chair of the Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University)
    ・Jui-Hua Chen (Associate Professor of Institute of Sociology, National Tsing Hua University)
    ・Naifei Ding (Professor in Department of English, National Central University)
    ・Wen-Shu Lai (Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Arts, National Chiao Tung University)

     

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    Transportation Information
    Map

    Workshop - NCTU  Dormitory - NTHU 
     



       Taoyuan International Airport
    Terminal 1/ Terminal 2
       Taipei Songshan Airport

          THSR (Taoyuan / Taipei)
    to HsinChu station
    THSR timetable

          Shuttle Bus
    to NTHU station


    Airport-Taoyuan/Terminal 1

    Come out from Taoyuan International Airport / Terminal 1
    You'll see this destination board when you reach the arrival hall, TURN LEFT
    Then, you will see this destination board in the end of the road, TURN RIGHT and GO DOWN by the escalator
    GO DOWN by the escalator
    After you GO DOWN by the escalator, there is a destination board like this in front of you. TURN LEFT
    There is a ticketing counter on the right side
    Go to counter 2, buy a ticket for bus 705
  • Price: NTD 30
  • Time: 15-20 minutes
  • The bus will be outside at the door number 12


    Airport-Taoyuan/Terminal 2

    Come out from Taoyuan International Airport / Terminal 2
    You'll see this destination board when you reach the arrival hall, TURN RIGHT
    TRUN RIGHT after you see the post office
    GO DOWN by the escalator
    GO STRAIGHT after turning right
    Find counter 2, buy a ticket for bus 705
  • Price: NTD 30
  • Time: 15-20 minutes
  • The bus will be outside at the door number 1


    Airport-Taipei Songshan

    Come out from Taipei Songshan Airport


    Take MRT Songshan Airport (松山機場站) to High Speed Rail –Taipei (台北) Station

  • MRT Price: NTD 25
  • Time: 17 minutes  
  • Taiwan High Speed Railway (THSR)  THSR timetable
    Taoyuan - Hsinchu Taipei - Hsinchu
  • Price: NTD 130 (Reserved Seat)
  •               NTD 125 (Non-Reserved Seat)
  • Time: 10 minutes
  • Price: NTD 290 (Reserved Seat)
  •               NTD 280 (Non-Reserved Seat)
  • Time: 30-35 minutes


  • THSR To NTHU
    Take the Shuttle Bus(Exit 4)or Taxi
  • Bus Price:  NTD 15   
  • Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Taxi Price: NTD 200  
  • Time: 15-20 minutes



  • Shuttle Bus


    The Stops
    (1) 高鐵(High Speed Rail way)
    (2) 新瓦屋(New Tile House Cultural District)
    (3) 好事多(Costco)
    (4) 清大(NTHU)(get out of the bus at this station)


    Way to dormitory
    Get out of at Tsing Hua University station
    Enter Tsing Hua University (walk for 10-15 mins)
    Go straight
    Keep going straight
    Go straight and cross at the zebra crossing
    Keep going straight
    Passing the General Building 1 at your right side
    Stop at the guidepost of General Building 2, and turn Left
    After turning Left, you will see the way with this guidepost, go ahead!
    Go straight and you'll see the convenience store (7-11) at your right side. Keep going straight.
    Keep going straight, then you'll see a map of dormitory at your left side. Keep going straight.
    Keep going straight, then you'll see a stairway at your right side
    This is the stairway
    Climb up the stairs
    Climb up the stairs
    Climb up the stairs
    After climbing up the stairs, you'll see many building in front of you, turning to the right side
    After turning to the right side, you'll see the Dormitory Ching (清齋)

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