The course gives a chronological overview of the history of Taiwan and its cultural influences in respective historic era, which recently have particpated in negotiation of Taiwanese identity.
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- identify basic terms, events, and figures of Taiwanese history
- interpret various historical approaches to Taiwan
- demonstrate, how such theoretical concepts, as colonialism or nationalism, expressed in Taiwanese culture
-define how Chinese and Taiwaense identity is negotiated
1. What is Taiwan and how it has been historically represented ; Taiwan's inhabitans
2. Taiwanese Aborigines: division; languages; methodological approaches to Aborigines' study
3. Portugese, Spanish, and Dutch colonization: Taiwan as business crossroad, first written sources, 17th Century colonialism
4. Zheng Chenggong and his Kingdom; Taiwan under Qing dynasty: administration, education, encounters with the West; late/Qing reforms
5. Japanese presence in Taiwan (1895-1937) I: Japanese colonial presence - administration reforms, assimilation policies, architecture
6. Japanese presence in Taiwan (1895-1937) II: Taiwanese response on Japanese colonization: military, cultural, political
7. The Early postwar period Taiwan (1945-1949): reforms, new cultural paradigm, 228 Incident: reasons and consequences
8. 1950s-1960s léta: consequences of repressive state politics of KMT (socio-economic changes, changes in the cultural field)
9. 1970s: position of Taiwan in international scene (USA-China-Taiwan)
10. Democratization (Early political liberalization, Consolidation, Democracy) and its implications for Taiwanese society (civil society) and culture (Taiwanization)
Taiwan : a new history. Edited by Murray A. Rubinstein. Expanded ed. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2007. xvi, 560. ISBN 9780765614957. info
BROWN, Melissa J. Is Taiwan Chinese? : the impact of culture, power, and migration on changing identities. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. xvi, 333. ISBN 0520231821. info
Re-writing culture in Taiwan. Edited by Fang-Long Shih - Stuart Thompson - Paul-Francois Tremlett. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2009. xiv, 218. ISBN 9780415466660. info
LIŠČÁK, Vladimír. Taiwan. 1. vyd. Praha: Libri, 2002. 125 s. ISBN 8072770977. info
BAKEŠOVÁ, Ivana. Taiwan :jiná Čína. 1. vyd. Havířov: Petr P. Pavlík, 1992. 163 s. ISBN 80-85574-04-7. info
The course has form of a lecture, Students should read secondary literature (available via Informational System) throughout the semester.
The final test has two parts: 1) testing knowledge (1/4 of the test), and 2) descriptive.
The minimum: 60%