Welcome to EATS

The European Association of Taiwan Studies

The European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) is devoted to the promotion of Taiwan Studies and Research in Europe. The Association seeks to foster a community of interest among scholars and researchers based in European countries in order to facilitate academic interaction and scientific collaboration.

The aims and objectives of the Association are solely and exclusively educational. Its academic scope includes the arts, humanities, law, languages, cultural studies and social sciences. Wherever you are, if you are interested in Taiwan Studies, you are welcome to join EATS and become our members!

EATS appreciates the generous support of the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.


Since the beginning of 2013 the Association has begun publishing twice-yearly newsletters. The publication dates are 31 January and 31 July respectively. There are two formats of publications: online version and printed version. The online version of the newsletters is the primary edition. It is in PDF format and is archived by EATS Website.

Each of the online versions of EATS News can be downloaded from the newsletter section.

EATS Bulletin Board

The 17th EATS Conference is held on 6-8 April 2020 co-hosted by Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and KU Leuven Campus Brussels, Brussels. The conference theme is Narrating Taiwan: Re-imagining, re-writing, and re-connecting Taiwan. Conference programme and other details about this conference can be found here.

The European Association of Taiwan Studies is delighted to announce calls for applications for its Fieldwork Grant and Workshop Grant. The former is aimed at supporting postgraduate students' research, whereas the latter is to encourage research collaboration and networking. EATS membership is required for these two applications. Both applications are closed at 23.59 GMT, on 15th March 2020.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies 3.1 is now published. Please click here for details.

EATS and NATSA launched a Global Taiwan Studies Announcement Listserv Service that is open for scholars around the world to post news related to Taiwan or Taiwan Studies. Please click here for how to contribute content for information dissemination.