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Roundtable: Occupy Taiwan: the origins and implications of the 'Sunflower Movement'

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Roundtable: Occupy Taiwan: the origins and implications of the 'Sunflower Movement'
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Hosted by: Sociology # University of Edinburgh; Hosted by: Chinese Studies # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: Sophia Woodman # University of Edinburgh; Introduced by: Daniel Hammond # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Yu-Hsiang Chen # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Albert Tzeng # Leiden University & Institute Of Southeast Asian Studies- Singapore
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Date and Time
16th Apr 2014 15:00 - 16th Apr 2014 17:00
Location
Chrystal Macmillan Building, Seminar Room 1
URL
http://www.sociology.ed.ac.uk/events2/other_events/archive/roundtable_occupy_taiwan_the_origins_and_implications_of_the_sunflower_movement

 

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Listen to the roundtable discussions by clicking here

Students have now been occupying the legislature of the Republic of China government in Taiwan for almost a month. This 'Sunflower Movement' was sparked by concerns the government was pushing through a bill to further liberalize trade with mainland China without sufficient debate.

Students and faculty from departments of sociology on the island have been at the forefront of this movement. This roundtable will be comprised of presentations and a film exploring the genesis of this movement, raising questions for a discussion about its implications, both for the region and for the global spread of 'occupations'.

Moderators

Dr. Sophia Woodman, Sociology, School of Social and Political Science

Dr. Daniel Hammond, Chinese Studies

Presentations

Dr. Yu-Hsiang Chen (PhD at the University of Edinburgh): 'Why has the movement against the free trade deal been led by students rather than labor unions?'

Dr. Albert Tzeng (postdoctoral fellow with the International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden, and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore): A view from a participatory observer (Dr. Tzeng will be joining us from Taipei)

Jointly sponsored by Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, and Chinese Studies

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