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The Politics of Memory and the Art of Governance: Inter-Asian Studies on State, Society, Ethnicity and History

The Politics of Memory and the Art of Governance: Inter-Asian Studies on State, Society, Ethnicity and History
 
Convener:  Jui-Hua Chen
From the 19th century to the 20th century, many countries in Northeast and Southeast Asia had become modern nation-states.  These countries have gone through a series of historical processes: colonization, de-colonization, nation-building,  civil wars, the Pacific War, the Cold War, as well as the globalization. These histories not only impacted on mass migration and displacement, that shaped a wide range of national identification and historical memories in different regions, but also culminated in ethnic conflicts and class differentiation that are internal to the contemporary societies.  Based on this understanding, the key research concern of this subproject focuses on the politics of memory and the crafts of governing in the modern nation-state. It specifically addresses the consciousness of survivor/remnant (yimin), experiences of wars, bio-power and governmentality, popularization of science education, political thoughts, cultural movements, literary debates, popular religions, as well as the establishment of national and local museums.  It also touches upon issues of politico-economic competition and national identification that have emerged at the moment when the local historical sites intend to be included on the World Heritage List.
 
      * Dis/Re-located people’s war experiences and the postwar politics of memory—Cho-Ying Li, Institute of History, National Tsing- Hua University

* Empire of Hygiene and the Popularization Movement of Science: From Late Qing to the Republic of China (1873-1945)—Yuehtsen Juliette Chung, Institute of History, National Tsing- Hua University

* Sinology and the Political Thoughts of Modern East Asia: Nationalism and the World Order—Hung-Yueh Lan, Institute of Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University

* Study Abroad in the Motherland: Taiwanese Literary Youths in the Left-wing Cultural Corridor (1920-1937)—Shu-Chin, Liu, Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Tsing- Hua University

* Narrating The 1970s: Literary Debates, Everyday Life, and Politics of Memory—Chih-Ming Wang, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica

* Class That Matters: Colonial Economy, Empire Culture and the Critical Perspective of Taiwanese Nativist Literature—Elliott Shr-tzung Shie, Institute of Taiwan Literature, National Tsing- Hua University

* Cultural governance and the Politics of Memory in Heritagization of Popular religions— Ming-Chun, Gu, Institute of Sociology, National Tsing- Hua University


* Classifying Historical Memories: A Political-Economic Analysis of the World Heritage Application and the National Identity Construction in Southeast Asian Countries— Shaw-Herng Huang, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, National Chiao Tung University

* Cultural Politics in the Representation of Migration: A Comparative Study of Migration Museums in Different Countries in the Global World—Jui-Hua Chen, Institute of Sociology, National Tsing- Hua University



* The History Problem, Politics of Memory and Heritage-Making, and the Road Toward Reconciliation in Asia: Perspectives from the Peripheries of Empires—Desmond Hok-Man SHAM, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University


* Here and Now at Malaya: Revisiting the 1948 Debate on the Uniqueness of Chinese Malayan literature—SHOW Ying Xin, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University


* On National Economics and the Essays of Park Hyun-chae: Using Nativist Literature Debate in Taiwan as a Referent Point—YEON Gwang Seok, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University


* The Negative of an Era: A Study in Narratives by and about Chen Yingzhen—Yu-Wen SUNG, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Chiao Tung University