Moskowitz, The China Quarterly, Volume 198 - June 2009 'The wide variety of perspectives for comparative research offered here will certainly serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers, not only in the area of Taiwan Studies, but also in the spheres of anthropology and social science in general. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. However, the interest to be charged by the bank will be passed on to you as an upfront discount. Taiwan in comparative perspective, 1 pp. Writing Taiwan's nationhood: language, politics, history Mark Harrison University of Tasmania, Australia 7. Tylor's centenary, co-edited with Graham Harvey and Liam Sutherland. He shows that it was not only political developments such as democratisation and the lifting of martial law but also internal striving for modernity and modernisation that has shaped Taiwanese contemporary art and led to contradictions between the ideas of the scientific gaze and the aestheticised object p.
Re-writing cinema: markets, languages, cultures in Taiwan Chris Berry 9. The wide variety of perspectives for comparative research offered here will certainly serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers, not only in the area of Taiwan Studies, but also in the spheres of anthropology and social science in general. She has further published on the so-called 'Red Tide' anti-corruption protest, focusing on the socio-cultural significance of the colour red. Fang-Long Shih, Stuart Thompson, and Paul-François Tremlett eds. To summarise, the profound reflections of its editors and contributors allow this volume to offer valuable insights into various aspects of culture in Taiwan, such as identity conflicts and the contradictions between tradition and modernity, and also to critically question Western writings on Taiwan during the last 50 years. They show that sustained critical analysis of contemporary Taiwan using issues such as trauma, memory, history, tradition, modernity, post-modernity provides a useful point of departure for thinking through similar problematics and issues elsewhere in the world.
Its critical re-writing and re-reading of culture avoids a narrow area-studies perspective by focusing on issues such as trauma, memory, history, tradition, modernity, and post-modernity, enabling the reader to compare similar constellations and their problematisations in other parts of the world. Re-writing education: 'learning to be Taiwanese'? Re-writing Culture in Taiwan is a multidisciplinary book with its own distinctive collective voice which will appeal to anyone interested in Taiwan. Secondly, most of the contributors reflect carefully on their own stances and their own perspectives, including their roles as anthropologists and academic observers. I also contributed to opendemocracy. Stuart Thompson is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Chair of the London Taiwan Seminar since 2003. I also now co-edit the Bloomsbury Book Series 'Religion Space and Place'.
Introduction: re-writing culture on Taiwan Paul-Francois Tremlett 2. . Research interests I am interested in classical and contemporary anthropological and sociological theories of religion, and the broad constitution of religion as a site of study in societies experiencing rapid social change. For these reasons, the volume stands out as an important contribution to Taiwan Studies. Writing Taiwan's nationhood: language, politics, history Mark Harrison 8. In: Fell, Daffyd and Klöter, Henning and Bi-Yu, Chang, eds.
Re-writing Culture in Taiwan is a multidisciplinary book with its own distinctive collective voice which will appeal to anyone interested in Taiwan. Stuart Thompson Afterword Stephan Feuchtwang 'Each chapter is exceptionally well articulated, full of important insights, and presents a profoundly interesting range of issues relating to Taiwan's historical and cultural change. Taiwan before and after the change in ruling parties. Nevertheless, Christianity and also many Buddhist groups in Taiwan have probably adopted a more Western understanding of religion than that described by Shih, and religion in contemporary Taiwan is no longer inscribed into the routine of daily life as it was in the past. Religion in Culture: Studies in Social Contest and Construction pp. Two key issues characterise the volume: first of all, a critical but sympathetic analysis of the identity issue in Taiwan, which is shaped by globalisation and localisation and in particular by the unresolved issues of cross-straits politics and national identity. Shih herself admits this in her conclusion when she mentions the fact that religion in Taiwan should not be understood as part of a specific Chineseness, but as a partial and autonomous sphere in a postmodern and global society.
Culture and religion, 8 1. He bases his analysis on various sources and historical elements, including reports of travellers to mainland China in the early 1990s after travel restrictions were lifted, the nativist literature xiangtu, bentu of the 1970s, which embraced discussions of identity during a period that was still shaped by martial law, and the representation of Taiwan in various photographs. Moskowitz, The China Quarterly, Volume 198 - June 2009 'The wide variety of perspectives for comparative research offered here will certainly serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers, not only in the area of Taiwan Studies, but also in the spheres of anthropology and social science in general. Re-writing language in Taiwan Henning Kloeter 7. The Afterword by Stephan Feuchtwang, with its strong criticism of the lack of class analysis in most chapters, helps the reader to re-think the previous chapters and thus renders this work an outstanding contribution to post-modern cultural analysis. This volume on Taiwanese culture, edited by three distinguished scholars based in London, offers a new and fresh perspective on Taiwan studies and beyond.
Dr Shih is interested in the ways that religion relates to the state and social movements. After World Religions: Reconstructing Religious Studies. Stuart Thompson is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and Chair of the London Taiwan Seminar since 2003. For these reasons, the volume stands out as an important contribution to Taiwan Studies. I am interested in attracting further research students who are looking to think and work interdisciplinarily, particularly in terms of religion, rapid social change and post-modernity. Since then my research has increasingly reflected my interest in religion, politics and processes of rapid social and spatial change.
A new understanding has been gained, not only of anthropological works, but also of the humanities in general through the self-conscious critical re-thinking of anthropology and through reflection on questions of representation, translation, cross-cultural understanding, methodology, textuality, impartiality, interpretation, and contextualisation. Re-writing art in Taiwan: secularism, universalism, globalization, or modernity and the aesthetic object Felix Schoeber 10. Re-writing religion: questions of translation, context, and location in the writing of religion in Taiwan Fang-long Shih 3. Thompson is left-handed batsman who bowls right-arm medium-fast. Schaefer in the Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol. Banahaw interested me because it is home to a number of independent churches notable for their veneration of the mountain itself as a node of spiritual ptency and Jose Rizal. The state and private enterprises have created new forms of death rituals and memory that are unique, on the one hand, but on the other, have left behind traditional religious beliefs that were once so important in the daily lives of the Taiwan populace and other Chinese societies.
It is a charity and is incorporated in England as a company limited by guarantee under the Companies Acts Reg no. Dr Shih is currently applying this interest in the social aspects and political significance of religious discourse to a study of attitudes to the environment. In: Shih, Fang-Long and Thompson, Stuart and Tremlett, Paul-François, eds. My most recent research has concerned Occupy camps and protests in London and Hong Kong as part of an international and inter-disciplinary research collaboration funded by the Norwegian Research Council called 'Reassembling Democracy: Ritual as Cultural Resource' see. For these reasons, the volume stands out as an important contribution to Taiwan Studies.