Celebrate Taiwan Week with events starting Sept. 29

Celebrate Taiwan Week with events starting Sept. 29
Tawain Week
Oakland University’s Taiwan Week takes place from September 29 through October 6.

Lectures, discussions, workshops and movie screenings are all part of Oakland University’s upcoming Taiwan Week, which takes place from September 29 through October 6. 

 

The event schedule is as follows:

 

September 29-October 1: A three-day showcase at the Detroit Institute of Arts on the traditional Taiwanese art form of shadow puppetry. Events include a shadow puppet performance and shadow puppet making workshop by the Yung Shing Le Shadow Puppet Theatre Troupe of Taiwan and a lecture by Dr. Yi-Feng Chiu, an expert on Taiwanese shadow play and puppet theater. For more information, view the flyer.

 

October 5: A panel discussion, “Taiwan at the Crossroads,” will take place from noon-1 p.m. in 156 North Foundation Hall. The panel features OU faculty members Drs. Hsiang Hua (Melanie) Chang, associate professor of Chinese; Alan Epstein, special instructor of political science; and Chiaoning Su, assistant professor of journalism. Dr. Yan Li, assistant professor of history, will serve as moderator. For more information, view the flyer.

 

October 6: A screening of “Beyond Beauty, Taiwan from Above,” will take place 4-6 p.m. in 156 North Foundation Hall. Directed by celebrated Taiwanese filmmaker Chi Po-Lin, the film uses aerial photography to document the “beauty and sorrow” of Taiwan’s storied landscape, which has been shaped over tens of thousands of years. For more information, view the flyer.

 

Taiwan Week is sponsored by OU’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of Communication and Journalism, School of Business Administration, National Collegiate Chinese Honor Society-OU Chapter and China Club.

 

External sponsors are the "Taiwan Academy Contact Points Spotlight Project," Republic of China (Taiwan) Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Michigan Taiwanese American Organization, Southern Michigan Chinese School and Detroit Institute of Arts.

 

For more information on Taiwan Week, contact Chiaoning Su at chiaoningsu@oakland.edu.