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

EATS is recruiting a project manager for undertaking research on Taiwan Studies curriculum at European institutions. Details can be found here.

EATS is delighted to announce the call for applications to its Workshop Grant. Details about this application can be found here. The deadline for submission is 30th June 2019. The result of the applications is expected to be announced around 15th July 2019.

2019 Library Research Grant is now closed. Results will be announced soon on our website.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies invites contributions to two Topical Section on 'Education and the Society of Contemporary Taiwan' and 'Taiwan as Epistemic Challenger'. The submissions are now closed. The journal will announce the results soon.

EATS is delighted to announce the establishment of Small Research Grant for supporting cutting-edge research in the field of Taiwan Studies. The application is now closed and the results will be announced around 15th June on EATS website.

The the 16th EATS Annual Conference was held at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10-12 April 2019. Please click here for keynote speech, conference porgramme and other 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.