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 19th ETAT conference is hosted by the University of Central Lancashire at its Cyprus campus on 6-8 April 2022. EATS will announce the conference programme and issue the first circular around early February. Please check here for details.

EATS Board announced the winners of EATS Workshop Grant and Research and Publication Grant on 18th April at the closing session of the 17th-18th Annual Conference.

It is our great pleasure to announce the winners of Taiwan Studies Research Article Award, a special initiative undertaken by EATS that was meant to support Taiwan Studies when physical meetings were restricted due to the pandemic. With the generous funding of Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, the competition took place between July and October 2021. It was organised by the International Journal of Taiwan Studies and the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture. The winners and their titles acam be found here. Many congratulations on all of the winners!

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies 4.2 is now published. Please click here for details.

Brill will publish all research and review articles by authors affiliated to a UK institution in Open Access, at no cost to the author. Please click here for details.

Taiwan Insight is an online magazine that seeks to facilitate discussion on Taiwan across different fields and subjects. It is housed in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham with an editorial team based in various locations around the world. If you are interested in writing a piece for Taiwan Insight, please contact Dr. Chun-yi Lee: chun-yi.lee@nottingham.ac.uk.