French Taiwan Studies Project

Island of traditions and contrasts, Taiwan attracts the interest of many academics and students throughout the world. The many articles, theses, dissertations, films and projects deserve to be collected and widely diffused. This is what our site intends to do. Enthusiasts, browsers, professionals and all are welcome to discover the research on Taiwan carried out in France and elsewhere.

“Bonds to the native land: three generations of Waishengren (外省人) in Taiwan”

A conference held by Fu Si-tai (傅思台) (Doctor of Sociology, EHESS)

Affiche conférence Fu SI-taiFu Si-tai will present the results of his fieldwork conducted among three generations of Waishengren, Taiwan, from 2017 to 2018. While focusing on the bonds to the native land, his talk will also investigate the dynamics of identification as well as the attachments to places that can be perceived as the homeland and/or the hosting land.

Discussant: Évelyne Ribert (CNRS – IIAC/LACI)






Screening - Round Table discussion on the documentary Blessed Corps directed by Hsieh Chwen-ching

November 21, 2022 at 5:30 pm in the room BS1-28/BS1-05 de l’EHESS-Raspail.

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The Ba Jia Jiang is one of the processions practiced in temples in Taiwan and known as Zhèn Tóu. It is a symbol of exorcism, Zhensha (suppression of evil) and blessing. Ba Jia Jiang originated in the early twentieth century in Tainan and later expanded widely in the Chia-yi area.
After graduating from the Tama University of Fine Arts in Tokyo, Hsieh Chwen-ching obtained a PhD in Arts and Sciences of Recording from the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée in 2011. She now focuses on image creation and continues her research in the humanities. In 2020, Hsieh Chwen-ching directed the documentary Blessed Days.

Academic Year 2022-2023

The French Taiwan Studies team is happy to announce that its seminar is returning for its seventh year. The first session will take place on 14 November 2022.

About the Project

Find out more about the story of our project and the team behind it.

The Seminar

FTS is centred around a seminar conducted each year at the EHESS.

Bridging The Strait

In front of a camera, young Chinese and Taiwanese students share their outlook on cross-strait relations.

Taiwan Studies

Directory of archives of academic works on Taiwan.