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 submission to the 16th EATS Annual Conference at Nottingham Trent University, UK, 10-12 April 2019, is now closed. Please click here for keynote speech, conference porgramme and other details.

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 open and the deadline for submission is 1st April 2019.

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies invited proposals to contribute to its Special Sections. The selection result is expected to be announced in mid-February.

The Taiwan Studies Dissertation Award 2017-18 (TSDA) is now closed for submissions. All submissions will reviewed soon.