Social sciences, arts & culture
Terrains de Taïwan is a blog that publishes field reports written by students enrolled in master’s or doctoral programmes in the social sciences. Each text is the fruit of field work carried out on the island and the first reflections that result from it.
During our many field trips in Taiwan, we met extraordinary people, everyday heroes who are not mentioned by the media. These people work in a thousand different ways for the well-being of their community, the preservation of their culture or the transmission of knowledge on Taiwan.
As part of our work on realms of memory, we have taken a look at a place of memory in France, relating to the History of the Republic of China: the Chinese cemetery of Nolette. Through his words and photographs, Olivier Janin allowed us to discover this place of memory.
Published in 2011, Taïwan, île de mémoires (Taiwan, Island of Memories) is the result of a collaboration between French, British and Taiwanese researchers who wanted to collectively reflect on the questions of memory in Taiwan. The book was published in two editions, but is now out of print. As such, French Taiwan Studies has released it in an electronic version.