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Forum 2: Linking Taiwan Studies with the World


Shih, S-M and Harrison, M and Chiu, K-F and Berry, M, Forum 2: Linking Taiwan Studies with the World, International Journal of Taiwan Studies, 1 pp. 209-227. ISSN 2468-8797 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1163/24688800-00101012


This essay proposes a new method for studying Taiwan, explains what it is and how it works, elaborates on the implications of this method, conceptually as well as practically, and invites discussion and debate. I have been calling this method ‘relational comparison’ (Shih, 2013, 2015, 2016a, 2016b), which I think can help position Taiwan studies beyond the traditional area studies mode and into multiple interdisciplinary fields (such as American studies), while simultaneously situating it within specific disciplines of the humanities and the social sciences. I believe that this approach has far-reaching implications for what it means to do Taiwan studies in Western academia not only in terms of research content but also the potential for securing academic positions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Taiwan Studies methodology
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Other human society
Research Field:Studies of Asian society
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Harrison, M (Dr Mark Harrison)
ID Code:124626
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2018-03-01
Last Modified:2019-02-21

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