2022 Taiwan Festival - Strand II - Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific
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2022 Taiwan Festival – Strand II

2022 Taiwan Festival – Strand II

The Northern Institute for Taiwan Studies (NorITS) at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has launched the second Strand in our 2022 Taiwan Festival. The NorITS 2022 Taiwan Festival – Strand II is free to attend and open to all.

Join our Taiwan Festival “Sci-fi Eco-writing & Documentary Ten Years Taiwan”. This second Strand is focusing on Taiwan Literature.

Register to receive meeting details and online links.
Sign up by registering on Eventbrite: https://taiwanfestival2022strand-ii.eventbrite.co.uk

Date:28-29 April 2022

Venue: Hybrid (UCLan Campus& Online via MS TEAMS)

The Taiwan Festival is hosted by NorITS at UCLan in conjunction with Spotlight Taiwan and The Ministry of Culture.

Programme

Day 1

Thursday, 28 April, 2022
Event Location: UCLan Preston Campus (ABLT2) + Live-stream

15:15-15:30 (GMT)
Opening remarks by Prof Niki Alsford, Director of the Institute for the Asia Pacific Studies

15:30 – 17:30 (GMT)
Roundtable: “Climate and Environment Discourses in the Sci-fi Genre: Literature, Film, and Art”
Discussant: Niki Alsford, Director of the Institute for the Asia Pacific Studies.
Discussant: Ti-han Chang, Lecturer in the Asia Pacific Studies, UCLan.
Discussant: Sarah Dodd, Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds.
Discussant: Hsin-hui Lin, PhD Candidate at National Chengchi University & Taiwanese Writer.
Discussant: Maja Korbecka, PhD Candidate in the Graduate School of East Asia Studies at the Freie Universität.

 

Day 2

Friday, 29 April, 2022
Event Location: UCLan Preston Campus (CM101) + Live-stream

13:00- 14:45 (GMT)
Writer’s Conversation: “Queering Anthropocene: Science Fiction and its Representation of Taiwan’s Future Environment”

Speaker: Chi Ta-wei, Author of ‘Membranes: a Novel’
Cindy Pon, Author of ‘Want’

14:45 – 15:00 (GMT)
Author Book Signing

15:00- 15:50 (GMT)
Public lecture: “Taiwan Comics and Animation in the East Asia Context: An Eco Sci-fi Approach?”

Speaker: Norbert Danysz, PhD Candidate at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Lyon, France

 

Event Location: Lancaster The Dukes Cinema + Live-stream

18:30-20:30

Film screening: ‘Ten Years Taiwan’ Film screening and directors’ comments

Speeches by Director Lau Kek-hua and Director Rina B. Tsou

20:30-21:15
Film Q&A and discussion
Chair & Discussant: Maja Korbecka, PhD Candidate in the Graduate School of East Asia Studies at the Freie Universität and a programmer for the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival in Warsaw.