Call for papers: 15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)

Call for Papers
“Sustainable Taiwan”
15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS)
Zurich, Switzerland, 46 April 2018
Deadline for submission of abstracts to: 
Regular Panels: 31 August 2017
MA Panels: 31 October 2017

In environmental sciences ‘sustainability’ means ‘the quality of not being harmful to the environment ordepleting natural resources, and thereby supporting long-term ecological balance’. However, ‘sustainability’is more than a recent buzzword and embraces a much broader philosophy and practice. If we consider‘sustainability’ as an ecosystem, a lifestyle, a community or a world that is capable of supporting itself andits surroundings indefinitely, we believe ‘sustainability’ is an equally important concept for scholars andstudents of all disciplines – social sciences, arts and humanities, or Taiwan Studies generally.

The 15th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) adopts a broadlydefined theme of ‘sustainability’ and invites researchers of all backgrounds to address the followingquestions: How have the people on Taiwan survived political, social and cultural challenges? How mayTaiwan contribute to a more sustainable world in the future? What are the issues facing the islanders todayto maintain their lifestyles and what solutions to them could be proposed? Are Tsai Ing-wen’s approaches totransitional justice, gender equality, cross-strait relations, economic growth, environment, and culturaldevelopment sustainable?

For submission, please send an abstract of 500 words (including 3–5 keywords in Word Document), together with a separate page indicating your first name, surname, affiliation, status (i.e. Faculty, MA,PhD, Researcher), gender and email contact (subject: abstract of SURNAME, Given Name)and by 31 August 2017. After a double-blind externalreview process, we will announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

To encourage junior researchers, EATS will organize special panels for students currently enrolled in MA programmes to practice their presentation skills and to receive critical feedback on their work. The MA panels are not confined by the theme of the conference, although it should be relevant to the broadly definedfield of Taiwan Studies. To submit to MA panels, please send an abstract of 300-500 words on a topic of your choicetogether with a separate page indicating your first name, surname, affiliation, gender andemail contact (subject: MA abstract of SURNAME, Given Name) and  by 31 October 2017. After a double-blind review process, we will also announce the successful submissions by 30 November 2017.

Accepted postgraduate presenters (PhD and MA students) who are affiliated with European institutions, orthe 2018 Young Scholar Award finalists, will receive a travel grant of €150