Activities of TAP

Lecture series/ webinar: Taiwan in the past and present
In the hybrid lecture series in the summer semester 2024, specialists in Taiwan research in the humanities and social sciences will provide current historical, linguistic, anthropological, political, religious and cultural studies perspectives.

TAP @ ISA convention

On 3 April 2024, Dr Josie-Marie Perkuhn presented two research papers from the TAP project at this year's International Studies Association Convention in San Francisco, CA, USA.

Prof Huang from Chengchi University gives lecture on maritime literature and Chinese as a foreign language

On 18 April 2024, Prof Huang gave a lecture on maritime literature at Trier University. The lecture languages were English and Chinese.

Presidential and parliamentary elections in Taiwan 2024

On 1 February 2024, the Taiwan Research Centre at Ruhr University Bochum hosted a panel and audience discussion to analyse the results and background to the election. 

„What about Taiwan? – Situation and Response”, WS „Academic Freedom in the People’s Republic of China”

On October 25, Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn contributed with her assessment of cross-strait academic exchange at the WS “Academic Freedom in the People’s Republic of China” (FAU)

EATS 2023

TAP-TEAM at EATS 2023, London

16th EISA PAN-European Conference on International Relations

On September 08, 2023, Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn presented her research on "How much does Taiwan's Maritime Materiality Matter in innovative Energy Transition?" at EISA-PEC 23.

POLIS180 Online Lecture Series

On 31 August 2023, Dr Josie-Marie Perkuhn presented her assessment of the security situation in the South China Sea at the kick-off event of the POLIS180 online lecture series "Ocean Talks: Perspectives on the South China Sea".

TAP @ Iserlohner Kreis 2023

On 07/22/2022, Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn gave a technical input on her research findings on "Innovative Taiwan: the case of digital democracy" at the China Workshop of the Iserlohn Circle.

Taiwan week 17.-19.07.23

From 17-19.07.23 the Taiwan Week took place at the University of Trier. Three exciting lectures about Taiwan were presented.

Guest lecture on the conflict scenario Taiwan in the excursion seminar "'Zeitenwende' in der Sicherheitspolitik" (Turning point in security policy)

On 19 June 2023, Dr Josie-Marie Perkuhn gave a guest lecture on the conflict scenario Taiwan in the excursion seminar "'Zeitenwende' in der Sicherheitspolitik" as an introduction to the "Wargame: on the conquest of Taiwan by the People's Republic of China".

Dr. Jiun-chi Lin gave a lecture about populist communication on Facebook in Taiwan

On 15 June, 23 Dr. Jiun-Chi Lin presented a part of his research about populist communication on social networking sites in Taiwan in an online lecture.

Series of events: "China's Long March - Between Tradition and Modernity, Surveillance State and Global Superpower".

As part of the lecture series, Dr Josie-Marie Perkuhn gave a lecture on 14 June 2023 in Darmstadt at the Catholic Education Centre on Taiwan and China on the topic "Taiwan-China. A Conflict of Global Reach" (in German).

Lecture by Tong Yali about Theodor Stöpels travelouge

On 12 June 2023, Tong Yali gave a lecture on her current research topic on Theodor Stöpels Travelogue.

"Gateways to the World 2023" lecture series, Trier session: From Formosa: Modern Poetry in Taiwan / 來自東方的福爾摩莎:台灣現代詩歌

On 2nd June 2023 the renowned Taiwanese poet Xiang Yang (向陽) gave an online lecture about the development of Taiwanese literature and his own poetry.

TAP team visit from Bochum

On February 17th, 2023 the TAP team from the RUB Bochum came to Trier University for celebration TAP Birthday, as well as book donation and discussion for the projects in 2023.



Taiwan as a pioneer - local innovation in the dynamics of global mega trends has been 1 year! The celebration was on February 1 th, 2023

TAP @ Reading and Lecture by Thilo Diefenbach in Bochum

Dr Fliß attended the lecture/reading by Dr Thilo Diefenbach on his translation anthology of literary works from Taiwan, "Zwischen Himmel und Meer" in Bochum on 26 January 2023.

New years greetings 2022/23

The whole TAP team wishes you a healthy and prosperous year.


From December 9th - December 11th, 2022 Dr. Perkuhn and Dr. Fliß presented on the 33. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Chinastudien (DVCS) (German) at the China centre of the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel their recent research results.

Taiwan’s digital democracy and its approach to disinformation

Dr. Perkuhn was invited by Reinhard Bütikofer, MdEP, to participate in a discussion about „Taiwan’s digital democracy and its approach to disinformation“ where she conversed about her research relating Taiwan's digitalisation and participation. This was part of the two day long event „Taiwan: Opportunities and Challenges in Times of Geopolitical Change“ on December 5th, 2022. Click here to watch the recording of the event. 

TAP @ Tamkang University

TAP’s project leader Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn was invited to give a lecture at Tamkang University. The hybrid lecture on “Application of Innovative Technology in the response to COVID-19 in Taiwan and China: Reflecting the Governments for Personnel Training” was hosted by Professor Li-Wei Chan 詹立煒  from the Department of Public Administration and it was introduced by Dr. Lee, President of the Chinese Society for Training and Development (CSTD).  

TAP @ National Museum of Taiwanese Literature

On 30 November 2022, Dr Fliß visited the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (國立臺灣文學博物館) and discussed possible projects with the museum director Prof. Nikki Lin (Lin Jinli 林巾力) and her colleagues.

TAP @ Chengchi University

On November 25th, 2022 Dr.Perkuhn and Dr.Fliß took part in the workshop "Status of Taiwan Studies in Europe ─ Dialogs between German and Taiwanese Scholars".

Lecture at the National Taiwan Normal University 2022

On 22 November 2022, Dr Fliß gave a lecture on the topic of "Differences and similarities between Taiwanese and German proverbs" at the National Taiwan Normal University (國立台灣師範大學). Dr Fliß met with Prof. Li Bi-chhin 呂美親 from the Institute for Taiwanese Culture, Languages and Literature at the National Taiwan Normal University for an academic exchange.

Lecture at the National Chengchi University

On 16 November 2022 Dr. Thomas Fliß held a lecture at the National Chengchi University (國立政治大學) on Taiwanese and German proverbs.

Meeting with poet Wu Sheng

In November 2022, Dr Fliß met again with the poet Wu Sheng for a literary exchange.

TAP @ Annual conference of the Association for Taiwan Literature 2022

Dr Fliß attended the annual meeting of the Association for Taiwan Literature (台灣文學學會) from 15 - 16 October 2022.

TAP in Tübingen 2022

In October Dr. Perkuhn visited her TAP colleagues for a network meeting in Tuebingen.


Dr. Perkuhn and Dr. Fliß presented parts of their research at the international conference INTERFACEing 2022 “Telling Innovations and Tradition East and West” on September 30th - October 2nd, 2022.

Taiwanese artist Chen Yi-Chun in Trier

On 21 September 2022 Chen Yi-Chun, an artist of the group "Hand extension, inheritance of the palm - Mechanical Puppet Project" from Taiwan, came to Trier University and presented her work.

TAP @ Qualiservice

The TAP team met on 08 September 2022 to discuss "Archiving and Sharing Qualitative Research Data with Qualiservice".

TAP @ Studienstiftung

Under the title "Shaping Democracy!" the summer academy for the promotion of gifted students met this year, August 28 - September 4, 2022.


The 24th biennial Conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies, August 24-27, 2022

Taiwan Insight and Taiwan Studies Program, University of Nottingham

Networking Trip: Meeting with Dr. Chun-Yi Lee 李駿怡, July 19-22, 2022

TAP @ Iserlohner Kreis 2022

On July 16, 2022, Dr. Josie-Marie Perkuhn from the Taiwan as a Pioneer (TAP) project moderated the panel "The stand on Taiwan Studies in Sinology" at the China Workshop of the Iserlohn Circle. 

TAP @ EATS 2022

19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (EATS) at the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus Campus, April 06-08, 2022

TAP Team presents the Project @SEA NCCU

TAP reports at the second International Young Scholars Conference on the Sinophone Studies in Europe and the Americas series (SEA 2022), March 24-26, 2022