“Mapping austronesia: linguistics and archaeology” & “my ethnographic filmmaking and amis community”
Taking place on the 25th and 26th March, UCLan held its very first Taiwan Festival! As part of this The Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITs) worked in conjunction with the Centre of Austronesian Studies (COAST) to invite Professor David Blundell from the University of California, Berkeley to give the talk “Mapping Austronesia: Linguistics and Archaeology” and Director Futuru Tsai from National Taitung University for his talk “My Ethnographic Filmmaking and Amis Community.
Their talks can be watched on the UCLan Media Library.
Chinese History Seminar at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London
On 21 February 2019, UCLan's PhD candidate Simon Green introduced a topic relating to his PhD research at SOAS in London. The talk was part of SOAS's Chinese History Seminar series. The theme of Simon Green's seminar was 'Formosan Aborigines: Friends and Enemies'. During his talk, Simon Green introduced his research into the Spanish colony in Taiwan during the 1600s. He explained the complex web of friendships and enmities that the Spanish created in their attempts to establish a new settlement, particularly with Taiwan's diverse aborigine groups. In untangling that web, the talk asked whether it was possible to gain insight into aborigine lives on Taiwan at the time, particularly when using Spanish source documents.
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Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines: Students’ Indigenous Poster design Competition.
Coming to UCLan for a second time, an exhibition of the Indigenous Poster Design Competition held by the Shung Ye Museum and the Taiwan Poster Design Association has moved towards its 7th Competition. Showing the award winning pieces out of the original 1,500 student entries from 51 different schools around Taiwan. The Exhibition will be running in the PR1 Gallery, UCLan from the 29th October to the 2nd November, 9am till 5pm.
Accompanying the exhibition, Fu-Ning Hsu, winner of the Competition’s Gold Award, gave a talk on Monday 29th at 4:00pm-7:00pm about her work and the role it has in bringing continuous efforts towards understanding of local cultural diversities and Taiwanese Indigenous Culture. Tobie Openshaw, a photographer for the national geographic in Taiwan discussed his experiences and documentation of modern Taiwan Culture on the 2nd November.