Taiwan Makes History I: The Gender of Empire

Sabine FRUHSTUCK's picture
April 13, 2021
California, United States
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies

This panel on "The Gender of Empire" is the first of a three-part series, Taiwan Makes History, guest-directed by Professor Kirsten Ziomek (Adelphi University), at the Center for Taiwan Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and featuring Fang Yu Hu (U of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Tadashi Ishikawa (U of Central Florida), and Sayaka Chatani (NUS). The panel will interrogate how the lens of gender can change our understanding of the Taiwanese colonial experience. The panelists will introduce their current research  and discuss methodologies for uncovering how Taiwanese men and women mediated, responded to and contests gender norms, and forged their own paths. What were the competing notions of Taiwanese femininity and masculinity circulating at the time? What larger conclusions can be drawn about the experiences of the Taiwanese versus other colonial peoples throughout the empire and beyond?


for more information: kziomek@adelphi.edu

Contact Info: 

Sabine Frühstück, Center for Taiwan Studies, University of California at Santa Barbara