課程資訊
課程名稱
探索台灣:人文與社會
Exploring Taiwan: Selected Topics on Culture and Society 
開課學期
102-2 
授課對象
 
授課教師
 
課號
Music3015 
課程識別碼
144 31500 
班次
02 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
 
上課時間
星期三5,6(12:20~14:10) 
上課地點
 
備註
新202教室與外籍生同課,開學後第一週現場加簽,同名課程不重複採記瓷CA12:文學與藝術、歷史思維領域。
總人數上限:15人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1022tcs02 
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課程概述

This course is especially offered for international students and open partially to local students, as one of the 'Exploring Taiwan' course series taught in English at NTU. Delivered by four course instructors it focuses on four themes: (1) History and social change in Taiwan, (2) Religious and folk culture in Taiwan, (3) Population and gender issues in Taiwan and (4) Cinema of Taiwan.

Through in-class lecture, video screening, seminar discussion and field trips, students will go through a succinct yet thorough introduction of how the Island of Formosa becomes modern Taiwan, and look into some traditional beliefs, customs and local lives in Taiwan. They will also be led to appreciate films produced in different period and explore how various issues or events are presented in those films, as well as study Taiwan's demographic transition, marriage transformation and stalled gender relationship.  

課程目標
The course will

(1) Help international students gain a better understanding of Taiwan and equip them with basic knowledge to take advanced course of related subjects taught in Chinese.

(2) Lead local students to reassess their understanding of local history and culture and compare it with view of students from foreign countries. 
課程要求
Students are required to attend the lecture regularly, read the assigned reading materials or watch video materials and answer assigned questions on or contribute to the course website. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
每週三 15:30~17:30 
參考書目
Recommended further readings:

(1) History and social change in Taiwan
Lin, April C.J. and Jerome F. Keating, Island in the Stream: A Quick Case Study of Taiwan’s Complex
History, 4th edn (Taipei: SMC Publishing Inc., 2008).

(2) Religious and folk culture
Davison, Gary Marvin and Barbara E. Reed, Culture and Customs of Taiwan (Westport, Conn.:
Greenwood Press, 1998).
Liu, Huanyue, Folk Beliefs in Taiwan (Taipei: Government Information Office, 2001).
Wieman, Earl, Festivals in Taiwan (Taipei: Tourism Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and
Communications, Republic of China, 1997).

(3) Population and gender issues
Selva, Roger Mark, Development and Demographic Change in Taiwan (River Edge, N.J.: World Scientific,
2004).
Farris, Catherine, Anru Lee and Murray Rubinstein (eds), Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and
Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 2004).

(4) Cinema of Taiwan
Davis, Darrell William and Ru-shou Robert Chen (eds), Cinema Taiwan: Politics, Popularity and State of
the Arts (New York: Routledge, 2007).
Hong, Gou-Juin, Taiwan Cinema: A Contested Nation on Screen (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011). 
指定閱讀
All the required reading materials, listed below, will be uploaded by the four respective course instructors to the course website in due course.

(1) History and social change in Taiwan
Andrade, Tonio, ‘The Rise and Fall of Dutch Taiwan, 1624–1662: Cooperative Colonization and the Statist Model of European Expansion’, Journal of World History, 17:4 (2006), pp. 429-450.
Hsu, Wen-hsiung, ‘Ch’ing Policies Toward Taiwan’, in Marshall Johnson and Fred Y.L. Chiu (eds), Unbound Taiwan: Closeups from a Distance (Chicago: Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, 1994), pp. 117-132.
Hsu, Ch’iung-erh, ‘The modern scene in the island capital’, in Kuo-ch’ing Tu and Robert Backus (eds), Taiwan Literature, English Translation Series, No. 19 (Santa Babara: The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, University of California, 2006), pp.123-130.
Chen, Ching-chih, ‘The Japanese ideal and ideals of Assimilation in Taiwan, 1895-1945, in Marshall Johnson and Fred Y.L. Chiu (eds), Unbound Taiwan: Closeups from a Distance (Chicago: Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago, 1994), pp. 31-48.
Rubinstein, Murray A., ‘Taiwan’s socioeconomic modernization, 1971-1996’, in, Murray A. Rubinstein (ed.), Taiwan: A New History (Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1999), pp.366-402.
Religious and folk culture
Overmyer, Daniel L. ‘Chinese religious traditions from 1900-2005: an overview’, in Kam Louie (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern Chinese Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 173-197.
Davison, Gary Marvin and Barbara E. Reed, ‘Thought and Religion’, chap. 2, in Culture and

(2) Customs of Taiwan (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998), pp. 31-50.
Tsai, Wen-ting, ‘The Tachia Mazu pilgrimage: The sincerest form of travel’, Taiwan Panarama, 28:5 (May 2003), pp. 84-95.
Tsai, Ventine, ‘On parade with the gods: Taiwan's yi-ko and chen-t'ou’, Taiwan Panarama, 16:11 (July 1991), pp. 44-55.
Liu, Huanyue, ‘Taiwan’s seasonal festivals and customs’ and ‘Special regional customs and festivals’, in Folk Beliefs in Taiwan (Taipei: Government Information Office, 2001), pp. 7-36.

(3) Population and gender issues
Liu, Paul K. C., ‘Population policy and programs in Taiwan’, in Andrew Mason (ed.), Population Policies and Programs in East Asia (Honolulu: East-West Center, 2001), pp.65-87.
Thornton, A., T. Fricke, L. S. Yang and J. S. Chang, ‘Theoretical mechanism of family change’, in Social Change and the Family in Taiwan (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), pp. 88-115.
Women and Men in R.O.C. (Taiwan): Facts and Figures (Taipei: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, 2012)

(4) Cinema of Taiwan
Tso, Kuei-fang, ‘Cross border exchanges in Taiwan cinema between 1900-69’, 24th Hong Kong International Film Festival Retrospective Catalog (Hong Kong: Leisure and Cultural Services Department, 2000), pp. 30-35.
Chen, Edwin W., ‘Musical China, classical impressions: A preliminary study of Shaws’ huangmei diao film’, in Ain-ling Wong (ed.), The Shaw Screen: A Preliminary Study (Hong Kong: Hong Kong Film Archive, 2003) pp. 51-74.
Rodriguez, Hector, ‘Questions of Chinese Aesthetics: Film form and narrative space in the cinema of King Hu’, Cinema Journal, 38:1 (1998), pp. 73-97.
Lyman, Rick, ‘Watching movies with Ang Lee: Crouching memory, hidden heart’, The New York Times, 9 March 2001, E27.
Crowther, Bosley, ‘The Love Eterne (1964), Screen: Run Run Shaw’s No. 2 Here: Love Eterne arrives from Hong Kong’, The New York Times, 16 January 1965.
Chan, Kenneth, ‘The global return of the Wu Xia Pian (Chinese sword-fighting movie): Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, Cinema Journal, 43:4 (2004), pp. 3-17. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Final exam 
30% 
40 questions in the multiple-choice format covering the four main themes in this course (10 questions for each theme). 
2. 
Group project 
30% 
A project on any subject covered in this course carried out by a group of 6-7 members. An oral presentation of no more than 15 minutes is to be given and a final paper of the project to be submitted online. 
3. 
Individual written assignment 
20% 
An essay of 2 pages in English (single space), or 2,000 characters in Chinese, of your own observation and personal insight on the field trip. 
4. 
Attendance and participation 
20% 
Students are required to attend the two-hour lecture every week and answer questions on or contribute to the course website. 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
Week 1
02/19  Introduction to the course 
Week 2
02/26  History and social change in Taiwan (I) 
Week 3
03/05  History and social change in Taiwan (II) 
Week 4
03/12  History and social change in Taiwan (III) 
Week 5
03/19  Religious and folk culture (I) 
Week 6
03/26  Religious and folk culture (II) 
Week 7
04/02  Spring break (no lecture) 
Week 8
04/09  Religious and folk culture (III) 
Week 9
04/16  Field trip: Confucius Temple 孔廟 and its vicinity 
Week 10
04/23  Population and gender issues (I) 
Week 11
04/30  Population and gender issues (II) 
Week 12
05/07  Population and gender issues (III) 
Week 13
05/14  Cinema in Taiwan (I) 
Week 14
05/21  Cinema in Taiwan (II) 
Week 15
05/28  Cinema in Taiwan (III) 
Week 16
06/04  Final examination 
Week 17
06/11  Group presentation (I) 
Week 18
06/18  Group presentation (II)