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 20th Annual Conference of EATS is held on 26-28 June 2023 at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London in London. The theme of the conference is 'Taiwan Studies in Twenty Years: Retrospect, Prospect'. Submission to the conference is now closed. We will endeavour to announce the results by the end of 2023.

We are delighted to announce the result of applications for the EATS Research and Publication Grant. Please click here for the names and the winners and their project titles.

The 2021-22 Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award is now open for submission. We welcome students who were enrolled at a European or British institution for their undergraduate, postgraduate degrees for the academic year of 2021-22 to submit their dissertations for this competition. The deadline for submission is 31 January 2023. 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.