Research Areas

The Taiwan Studies programme, at the University of Alberta includes scholars specializing in salient aspects of Taiwan’s social, political, and cultural transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries. Their areas of expertise pertain to such topics as Taiwan’s history, culture, and identity; democratization and political reform at local and national levels; cultural, racial, and gender tensions as seen through the lens of popular literature; Taiwan as a provider of foreign aid and developmental expertise; the influence of global norms on Taiwanese society and political institutions.