Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme Call for Papers

The Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme is hosting an international conference on Wednesday 27 September 2023 to be held at St Antony's College. This conference focuses on technology and change broadly conceived. We welcome panels/papers for research at different stages of development. Research adopting an interdisciplinary approach or taking a comparative perspective is particularly welcome. Suggested, but not exclusive, topics include:

  • technology, chip wars and international relations 
  • online and social media debates in or about Taiwan on international events
  • digital media and youth culture in Taiwan and East Asia
  • migration, care and technology in Taiwan
  • digital social movements in and beyond Taiwan 
  • creative industries in Taiwan and East Asia
  • smart cities in and beyond Taiwan 
  • business and innovation in Taiwan 

Keynote speakers: 

Dr Lih-yun Lin, Professor at the Graduate Institute of Journalism, National Taiwan University, and Commissioner at the National Communications Commission

Dr Chun-yi Lee, Associate Professor at the School of Politics and International Relations, and Director of Taiwan Studies Programme, University of Nottingham


  • Please state your paper title and provide a 300-word abstract in a word document.
  • Please state the title of your panel and describe your panel in 300 words. Please also provide a 300-word abstract for each of the papers.
  • Please include your/each panel presenter’s name, email address, and institutional affiliation in the word document.
  • Please put either ‘PAPER’ or ‘PANEL’ in your email subject line.
  • Please submit your paper or panel proposal in English to tsc@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Key dates:

  • Call for Papers: Now open
  • Deadline for submission of papers and panel proposals: 30 May 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: 1 July 2023
  • Conference dates: 27 September 2023

Organisers: The Oxford Taiwan Studies Programme, Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, and the Taipei Representative Office in the U.K.

Registration and fees: We will announce conference fees soon.