|Cultural Prosperity and Good Society in Taiwan: Reflections at the 30th Anniversary of the End of Martial Law|
Friday, November 17, 2017
8:45 PM - 4:30 PM
UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
Main Conference Room
Taiwan stands out as a shining example of smooth and successful transition from a traditional and authoritarian society to a modern and democratic society. The End of Martial Law in 1987 is obviously the turning point of this transition. To celebrate and reflect at the 30th anniversary of this remarkable turning point, the symposium focuses on the abiding theme of “cultural prosperity and good society,” because Taiwan’s achievements in these aspects are truly outstanding. Culturally, Taiwan manages to preserve the essence of tradition while embracing diversity, individuality and creativity, leading to cultural prosperities in film, arts, music, museum, and creative industries. Socially, Taiwan made admirable progresses in constructing civility (公德) and a viable civil society, and consequently, has witnessed the fast growth of societal forces.
8:45 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:15 am - 10:45 am
Round table on Cultural Prosperity
Speakers: Professor Fang-Ming Chen, National Cheng-Chi Univ., Taiwan
Professor Michael Berry, UCLA
Chair: Professor Shih Shu-mei, UCLA
10:45 am - 11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Panel on Community Empowerment
Speakers: Dr. Rwei-Ren Wu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Professor Shelly Rigger, Davidson College
Chair: Professor Yunxiang Yan, UCLA
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Keynote over light lunch
Speaker: Professor Shelly Rigger, Davidson College
2:05 pm - 4:05 pm
Super Citizen Ko, directed by Wan Jen
4:05 pm - 4:30 pm
with Professor Robert Chi, UCLA
Shelley Rigger is a Professor in the Political Science and Chinese Studies Department in Davidson College. She is the author of Why Taiwan Matters: Small Island, Global Powerhouse (Rowman and Littlefield 2011) as well as two books on Taiwan''''s domestic politics, Politics in Taiwan: Voting for Democracy (Routledge 1999) and From Opposition to Power: Taiwan''''s Democratic Progressive Party (Lynne Rienner Publishers 2001).
Fang-Ming Chen was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1947. His is the Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature. His major in Taiwanese history and Taiwanese Literature. His publications include Revolution and Poetry (2017) and A History of Modern Literary History (2011).
Rwei-Ren Wu is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Taiwan History. He received his Ph. D. in Politics from the University of Chicago. His specialty includes comparative politics, Asian nationalism, political history and history of political thoughts (modern Taiwan and Japan).
The UCLA Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to co-organize this international symposium at UCLA with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Taiwan Cinema Toolkit, and Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library.
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