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 4-6 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. Submission to this conference is now closed. Acceptance will be announced around mid November. Details about this conference can be found here.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies 2.2 is now published. Please click here for details. The journal's topical section call for papers “The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Taiwan Theatre” is open for submission until 31 October 2019. Please click here for submission 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.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies announces a call for papers “Language and Society in Taiwan” for its topical section. The deadline for submission is until 31 January 2020. Please click here for submission details.