The University of Chicago, Center for East Asian Studies/TECO Spotlight on Taiwan Lecture featuring Yu Ling Huang

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November 18, 2021
Illinois, United States
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian American History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, East Asian History / Studies, Health and Health Care

Hear Yu-Ling Huang discuss, "Crisis, Knowledge, and Politics: Taiwan’s Covid Responses" on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th at 7 PM US Central Time.

Taiwan’s experiences with Covid prevention have been widely reported in the international media, first for its success and control, followed by criticism after the surge in May 2021. In this talk, Professor Huang discusses Taiwan’s Covid responses beyond this dichotomy. Employing the “social compact” framework from Science and Technology Studies (STS), she examines the public health measures and people’s reactions during the pandemic from two dimensions: the relations between the state and the citizen and the roles of expertise and knowledge. Professor Huang suggests two types of collective mindsets—competitive and learning—which help understand the Taiwanese state, citizens, and experts’ attitudes and re/actions toward Covid responses.

Yu-Ling Huang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. Her studies focus on biopolitical knowledge and governance, from contraceptive and reproductive medicine to HPV vaccination and Covid responses.


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