Taiwan and its memory spaces: the question of the national narrative
Every 2nd Monday of the month from 5pm to 8pm, from 13 November 2017 to 25 June 2018.
Room 1, EHESS, 105 Bd Raspail
This seminar will chart the different stages of an identity affirmation process expressed in Taiwan by what we might call “Formosan tropism”. Indeed, we will try to identify the historical and cultural framework within which an increasingly assertive insular identity, with regards to China, was developed and promoted. While observing these mutations of identity, in light of the debates that continue to accompany them, we will also chart the foundations of memory by exploring memory spaces in Taiwan itself. We will focus just as closely on places linked to the Republic of China, and thus related to the trajectory of the Chinese mainland, as to those places specific to Taiwan’s own historical and cultural experience. Our studies will deal with concrete, material and geographically located objects, but also with more abstract and diffuse incarnations of memory, such as political symbols, the terms and names for public and private spaces, figures from local and national history, the formulation of narratives, etc.
History, memory and identity in Taiwanese aborigine documentaries: an investigation of three first-generation directors
“Between “red hats” and “white hats”: how various associations for former prisoners of the White Terror tell the story of the victims’ experiences”.
Monday 13 November 2017
Monday 20 November 2017
Monday 11 December 2017
Monday 8 January 2018
Monday 12 February 2018
Monday 11 June 2018
Presentation by Hsiao A-chin (Research Fellow at the Academia Sinica’s Institute of Sociology in Taipei): “Narrating National Chineseness in 1970s Taiwan : the Rediscovery of Taiwan New literature, Collective Memory of Anti-Japanese Resistance, and the Origin of « Taiwanized » Historical Rewriting”
2017-2018 Grant Recipients:
- Mister Lai Yoing (Master AMO – EHESS)
Research topic: “What is the 1992 consensus?”
- Ms. Wang Chien-hui (Doctorate – Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Research topic: “Identity tropisms and the frontier of literary geography: revisiting the landscape of Taiwanese literature from the outside”
- Mister Emmanuel Lincot (Institut catholique de Paris/Faculté des lettres – IRIS)
- Ms. Sandrine Marchand (Université d’Artois – ITEM/CNRS-ENS)
- Ms. Samia Ferhat (Université Paris-Nanterre – UMR CCJ/EHESS)