The 47th General Assembly of the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations 2017 in Berlin

Time: Sep 30 – Oct 1 2017
Place: Taiwanese Cultural Center, Markgrafenstrasse 35, 10117 Berlin, Germany

《Thirty Years after the Lifting of Martial Law – and the Year 1 of the Reform》

Time: Sep 30 – Oct 1 2017
Place: Taiwanese Cultural Center, Markgrafenstrasse 35, 10117 Berlin, Germany

《Thirty Years after the Lifting of Martial Law – and the Year 1 of the Reform》

The year 2017, marked the 70th anniversary of the 228 Incident, and in the 30 years following the lifting of Martial Law, Taiwan has moved forwards and evolved into today’s state with „winds and rains“ of events in between. The year 2017 also marked the first anniversary of the complete pan-green dominant governance in Taiwan, both the president and the legislative majority.

Therefore, 2017 is the appropriate year for us to „look back“ and „look forward“, it is the end of our recent history and the beginning of a new era.

Looking back, we commemorate those predecessors who lost their lives in the fight for freedom and recollect numerous conflicts and reconciliations in the past 30 years of the “post martial law period”. Looking at the clashes between various groups of people, the rise of student activism and social movements, we wonder how vibrantly the people have transformed our society by active involvement in civil affairs.

Looking at where we stand today, how do we evaluate the pace and direction of the current reform? Looking forwards, what path should Taiwan take now in order to achieve our dream of an ideal society?

For this year’s conference of the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations, the organizing committee has invited representatives from across different fields of interests from Taiwan, thereby the participants can discuss and exchange thoughts and opinions with our guests. We earnestly invite anyone who cares about the future of Taiwan to attend our conference, together we will address our concerns for the upcoming era’s new challenge for Taiwan.

Below is our tentative program of this year. We kindly invite you to visit our Facebook page where we will update our conference program as soon as they become available.

Pey-Fen Fuh

Chairwoman of the European Federation of Taiwanese Associations

For more information:
Tel. +49 179 1141547

Program of the 2017 EFTA General Assembly (Tentative)

– Registration requested –

Sept 29 2017
16:00 – 20:00 Registration
Sept 30 2017
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
9:00 – 10:00 Opening Ceremony (Bilingual) – by various Taiwanese artists (music, short film and reading)
Sculpturing a memorial plaque for you
– dedicated to those harmed in the process of democratisation in Taiwan
10:00 – 10:15 Welcoming Note
10:15 – 10:45 Speech (Bilingual)
By our guest of honor
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:30 Speech (Bilingual)
By our guest of honor
11:30 – 13:00 Speech (English) / Q&A
Social Movements, Democratic Consolidaiton and Nation-state Formation– Civil Society and Taiwans Civic Nationalism
By Prof. Dr. Wu, Rwei-Ren, Assoiciate Research Fellow, The Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (Taiwan-style lunch box)
14:00 – 14:30 Speech (Taiwanese Chinese)
The important events in mass media after lifting of press restrictions in Taiwan
By Prof. Dr. Weng, Shieu-Chi, former Dean of the College of Coummunication, National Chengchi University
14:30 – 15:00 Speech (Taiwanese Chinese)
An alternative for Taiwanese media – the experiment of “The Reporter”
By Ms. Sherry Lee, editorial managing director of The Reporter and the adjunct assistant professor of the Graduate Institute of Journalism at National Taiwan University
15:00 – 15:30 Joint Discussion “Media in Taiwan” (Taiwanese Chinese English)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:00 Reading Taiwan – Post Martial Law Era (English)
“No, she is my vuvu”
By Dr. Thilo Diefenbach, Editor and Translator
19:00 Dinner (Löwenbräu am Gendarmenmarkt)
Oct 1 2017
09:00 – 10:30 Speech and Discussion (Taiwanese Chinese)
Restoring the Taiwan’s own Culture and Civilisation – From the Perspectives of its Cuisine and Architecture
By Mr. Lin, Kuei-Yu (Yu Fu), Former Visiting Professor of Hungkuang University; book author and painter
10:30 – 12:00 Introductory Speech (Taiwanese Chinese)
“Taiwan’s Name Rectification and Cultural Subjectivity”
By Dr. Wu, Feng-Wei, Associate professor of Philosophy at PCCU; Partner of Café Philo@Taipei, President of PHEDO

Subject-based Discussion (Taiwanese Chinese)
“Let Taiwan be Taiwan” – The Next Steps!
By you and me
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Taiwan-style lunch box)
13:00 Half-Day Trip to Berlin & Potsdam Registration requested