EATS Funding

Library Research Grant

EATS has established the Library Research Grant (LRG) since 2014 to give its members the opportunity to travel to a library within Europe for a short research stay. In 2017, LRG abolished the restrictions on the location of relevant libraries and archives. Grants were allocated depending on the fund available and the number of received applications.

2019 Library Research Grant

It is our pleasure to announce the EATS Library Grant for the year 2019. Only EATS student members are eligible to apply. Recipients will be given the opportunity to travel to a library of their choosing to conduct short-term research relevant to Taiwan Studies by 31st December 2019. Grants will be allocated up to 500 Euros maximum per person, subject to the number of received applications. Application deadline is 30th April 2019. Please submit to EATS Board at info@eats-taiwan.eu (c.c. Dr Jens Dam at jens.damm@fu-berlin.de and Ms Beatrice Zani at beatrice.zani92@gmail.com).

Submissions should include a short proposal with the following information:

  1. Research outline (title and description of maximum 1 page of A4)
  2. Details of the selected library that has Taiwan related materials and the relevance it holds to your research (please state the location of the library and offer a brief introduction to the materials you intend to look at. For example, archival records, newspapers, digital materials, etc.).
  3. Duration of stay (up to 2 weeks)
  4. Budget (including travel and accommodation fees)

Results will be announced on EATS website.

The Winners of the 2018 LRG are:

  1. Ek-hong Ljavakaw Sia, University of Tübingen, Church-State Relations and Nation-State Formation: How the Presbyterian Church Leaved an Important Imprint of its own Image on the Making of the Taiwanese Nation-State with Three Nation-State Ideologies. Awarded with €500, he will conduct archives research at Tainan Theological College and Seminary Library, Center for Historical Materials, Taiwan Church Press.
  2. Silvia Schiavi, University of Roma Tre, Transnational and Transcultural Library Trends: Taiwan 1960s Modernism as a Case Study. Awarded with €500, she will conduct archives research at the Taiwan National Central University.
  3. Tommy Chun-ying Kwan, SOAS, A Case Study of Taiwan Public Diplomacy: Kwang Hua Information and Culture Centre in Hong Kong. Awarded with €500, he will conduct archives research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Winners of the 2017 LRG were:

  1. Yi-chi Chiu (University of Manchester), "Reading Decadence in Taiwanese Urben Literature", Propose to go to Leiden. Awarded 500 euro.
  2. Maja Korbecka (Jagiellonian University in Krakow), "The decay and generation gap in Chang Tso-chi's cinematic works", Propose to go to National Taiwan University Library for 2 weeks. Awarded 500 euro.
  3. Elisa Tamburo (SOAS), "Anthropology of Relocation", Propose to go to Ministry of National Defence archives for 15 days (including probably other fieldwork). Awarded 500 euro.
  4. Dasa Okroznik (University of Primorska, Slovenia), "Representations of cultural heritage and national identify in tourism", Propose to go to SOAS for 2 weeks. Awarded 300 euro.

The winners of the 2016 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. Huang, Chia-Yuan, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography, University College London. Research topic is “Taiwanese Professionals in London and Paris: Transnationality and Overseas Experience in Europe”. Proposed to research two libraries: (1) Bibliothèque universitaire des langues et civilisations (Paris) and (2) Bibliothèque de l’Institut d’Asie Orientale (Lyon). Awarded with 500 EUR
  2. Lin, Tzu-yu, finished PhD at University of Edinburgh (within 3 years of having submitted the PhD thesis and not yet in a full-time lectureship). Currently stationed in Taiwan. Research topic is “Translating Memories—A Comparative Study of the Holocaust and the Japanese Colonial Memory in Translation”. Proposed to research Vienna University Library. Awarded with 300 EUR
  3. So, Nelson Kai-Ho, DPhil student in History University of Oxford. Research topic is "Diplomatic history of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan under the rule of the Chinese Nationalists during the Cold War period". Proposed to research in the libraries of the University of Tübingen. Awarded with 400 EUR
  4. Szentesi, Gabor Ambrus, PhD student at the University of Pannonia, Hungary. Research topic is “Colliding Forces of Cross-Strait Economic Integration & Strengthening Taiwanese Identity”.
  5. Tang, Qin, PhD candidate of East Asian Politics, Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Research topic is “The Changing Relationship between Mainland China and Taiwan in the rising age of Globalization”. Proposed to research in the libraries of the University of Tübingen. Awarded with 300 EUR

The winners of the 2015 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. Boyle, Martin, PhD Student, Kent University, UK. His research project is entitled "Who, When and Why is Taiwan". His selected library is Leiden University, East Asian Library. Martin is awarded with €500.
  2. Lin, Tzu-yu, PhD Candidate, Edinburgh University. Her research topic is entitled "The Invisible Agents of Japanophone Taiwanese Literature". Her selected library is SOAS Library. Tzu-yu is awarded with €300.
  3. Minh, Nguyen Huong, PhD Student, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her research Topic is "Sunflowers and Umbrellas: 'Confucian Protest' in Taiwan and Hong Kong in 2014" and the selected library is SOAS Library, London. She was awarded with €500. However due to changing personal circumstances, Nguyen Huong subsequently decided to withdraw from her award.

The winners of the 2014 LRG were (in alphabetical order of surnames):

  1. Chang, Ti-Han, PhD candidate, The Institute for Transtextual and Transcultural Studies, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, France. Her research project is entitled "The Ecological Other in Contemporary Philosophy and Postcolonial Literature: An Interdisciplinary Study of the Writings of J.M. Coetzee and Wu Ming-yi". Her selected library is SOAS Library, London. She was awarded with €600.
  2. Charm, Theodore Kai Yue, MA student, SOAS, London, UK. His research project is entitled “Measuring and Explaining the Success and Failure of the Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU)". His selected library is Tübingen University Library, Germany. He was awarded with €450.
  3. Hilbertova, Denisa, PhD candidate, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Her research project is entitled "British Diaspora in Taiwan, 1860-1895: The Tea Industry". Her selected libraries are Bodleian Library, University of Oxford’s John Johnson collection, and University of Bristol’s Archives of the Chinese Maritime Customs Service (CMCS). She was awarded with €700.
  4. Kuntić, Dario, PhD candidate, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia. His research project is entitled "Implications of China’s rise on the security situation in the Taiwan Strait". His selected Library is SOAS Library, London. He was awarded with €500.
  5. Masláková, Magdaléna, MA student, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic. Her research project is entitled "Taiwan as the Promised Land? The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan and its struggle for inculturation". Her selected library is SOAS Library, London. She was awarded with €700.
Huang Chia-Yuan, 2016 Winner

Huang Chia-Yuan, 2016 Winner

Nelson Kai-Ho, 2016 Winner

Nelson Kai-Ho, 2016 Winner

Lin Tzu-yu (left), 2015 Winner

Lin Tzu-yu (left), 2015 Winner