Taiwan Academy at University of Toronto

This event has already passed. Details of the 2015 Event can be found here.

 

This event has already passed. A detailed report on the conference can be found here.

The Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library is pleased to present a series of collaborations with Taiwan Academy. Please check the links in the sidebar for more information, including a comprehensive list of e-Resources related to Taiwan.

 

 

The first is a lecture regarding the nature and culture of Taiwan with the NATURE & CULTURE IN TAIWAN talk.

 

Friday, October 25, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

130 St. George St, Robarts Library Room 8049 

 

The second is a conference regarding the nature and culture of Taiwan with the 2013 Taiwan Academy Spotlight Project, Conference on Nature & Culture in Taiwan.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013, 1:00 - 5:30 PM

Current Periodical Area, Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library

130 St. George St, Robarts Library Room 8049 

 

Saturday, November 16, 2013, 12:30 - 4:40 PM

Purple Lounge, Robarts Library 14th Floor

130 St. George St, Robarts Library

 

WU MING-YI is a Taiwanese writer, painter, designer, photographer, literary professor, butterfly researcher, environmental activist, traveler and blogger. His literary reputation was first established by his nature writing. His debut novel, Routes in the Dream (2007) re-imagines Taiwan's complicated history as a Japanese colony and examines the relationship between fathers and sons, memory and dreams. Hailed as a groundbreaking work of literary historical fiction, it was nominated for every major award and was chosen as one of the ten best Chinese-language novels of the year by Asian Weekly magazine. Wu was the only Taiwanese writer on the list. The Man with the Compound Eyes is his second novel but the first to be translated into English.

 

DARRYL STERK has translated numerous short stories from Taiwan for The Chinese Pen Quarterly, and is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation at National Taiwan University.

 

 

This event is supported by the Taiwan Academy Spotlight Project, and cosponsored by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.