KSCB167 Identities in Taiwan, Past and Present

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
Prof. Evan Dawley (lecturer), Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. et Mgr. Dušan Vávra, Ph.D.
Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Bc. Denisa Hilbertová, M.A.
Supplier department: Department of Chinese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
each even Monday 16:00–17:40 K23, each even Tuesday 10:00–11:40 B2.43, each even Tuesday 18:00–19:40 B2.23, each even Friday 10:00–11:40 D21, each even Friday 14:00–15:40 D21, each even Friday 16:00–17:40 D21, each even Friday 18:00–19:40 B2.23
Prerequisites
KSCA013 History of China II || KSCA028 History of Modern China || KSCB004 History and Culture of Taiwan
PLATNÝ ROZVRH PŘEDMĚTU:

po: 10.00 B2.44; 12.00 B2.44
út: 10.00 B2.41; 18.00 B2.21
st: 10.00 B2.41; 16.00 B2.21
čt: 12.00 B2.23; 14.00 B2.23
pá: 14.00 B2.32; 16.00 B2.51
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 45 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/45, only registered: 0/45, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/45
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
In the contemporary world, Taiwan contains a vibrant, multi-cultural, multi-ethnic society, in which people embrace numerous identities and identity politics defines and divides current public discourse. These circumstances are not new, but rather have characterized this small island off the Asian mainland for centuries. Indigenous peoples, various Chinese groups, Europeans, Japanese, Southeast Asians—all of these national, ethnic, and/or racial groups call or have called the island home. On top of these senses of self and group, residents embrace(d) a range of other social identities linked to territory, lineage, religion, gender, sexuality, profession, and so on. This course will examine the historical forces that have forged the Taiwan of today, with particular attention to how different identities have come into being—that is, how they have been constructed, and by whom, from within and without—over the course of Taiwan’s history from the early 1600s to the present day.
Learning outcomes
After successful completion of this brief course, students should understand the following:
1. the general outline of Taiwan’s history;
2. the historical factors that have shaped identities in Taiwan;
3. the origins and features of some of the major identity groups in Taiwan’s history;
4. how current identities came into existence and influence Taiwan’s politics and its place in the world.
Syllabus
  • Please find the detailed syllabus in the study material section in IS: https://is.muni.cz/auth/el/phil/podzim2019/KSCB167/Dawley_TaiwanIdentities_Syllabus__2_.pdf
Teaching methods
lectures
Assessment methods
Your grade in this course will be based on your attendance and participation in in-class activities, and on the discussion and writing exercise on the on the final day of the course. For that last exercise, students should be ready to discuss, Wu Zhuoliu’s novel and its commentary on Taiwan’s identities, as well as recent/contemporary identity politics in Taiwan; and write a short commentary on how the identities of the past interact with and shape those of the present.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
PLATNÝ ROZVRH PŘEDMĚTU:

po: 10.00 B2.44; 12.00 B2.44

út: 10.00 B2.41; 18.00 B2.21

st: 10.00 B2.41; 16.00 B2.21

čt: 12.00 B2.23; 14.00 B2.23

pá: 14.00 B2.32; 16.00 B2.51


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