Professor Ann Blair (Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard) gave a talk on Tuesday, January 14 at National Central Library: “How Book History can Enhance the Understanding of Texts: Examples from Renaissance Europe.” This talk celebrated National Central Library’s recent acquisition of rare books, including works by Bacon, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Kant, and Dickens.
Wild Boar Crosses the River (野豬渡河) by Chang Kuei-hsing (張貴興), was named the winner of the 2019 Taiwan Literature Award on October 25. For more on the contest, the Golden Awards; the Best New Talent Awards; the Best Script Award; and the Best Taiwanese-Language Poetry, best Hakka-Language Poetry, and best Indigenous-Language Poetry awards, see the 2019 press release from the Ministry of Culture, here. (Prose awards are offered in alternate years: See the 2018 winners for more information.)
Two recent conferences may be of interest:
“Technically Yours”: Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, was held at NTU on October 18–20, 2019.
Between Body, Soul, Spirit and Mind: Well-Being, Malady and Remedy from Antiquity to Early Modernity, the 13th Annual Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, was held at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, on November 1–2, 2019.
About this site
With the goal of aiding interested Taiwanese and international scholars, this English-language site aims to consolidate resources on book history scholarship in Taiwan. This site, created by Sharin Schroeder of Taipei Tech (NTUT), is still very much in progress and would benefit from your participation. Please use the contact form to suggest the addition of events, journals, or resources.
This site was last updated on 13 January 2019.