Musha 1930: History, Memory, Culture

Musha 1930: History, Memory, Culture

Taiwan Studies Lectureship Annual Conference

Monday, October 09, 2017 - Wednesday, October 11, 2017

314 Royce Hall

This international conference explores the 1930 Musha Incident, a violent conflict between the indigenous Seediq and the Japanese colonial powers in Taiwan. Through a series of lectures, panels, and discussions, “Musha 1930: History, Memory, Culture” will explore the lingering impact of this conflict and how it has been constructed in contemporary Taiwanese cultural memory. This event will bring together writers, filmmakers, historians, and cultural studies scholars to discuss the historical impact of the Musha Incident. Topics will include: How the memory of the Musha Incident has transformed over time; the conflation of politics and historical memory regarding Musha; and how cultural texts have appropriated the history of the Musha Incident. The conference will feature both scholarly papers as well as dialogues with artists whose work has engaged with the incident.


Monday, October 9, 1:15–5:45 p.m.
Tuesday, October 10, 10:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, October 11, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


Paul Barclay, Lafayette College
Michael Berry 白睿文, UCLA
Leo Ching 荊子馨, Duke University
Kuei-fen Chiu 邱貴芬, National Chung Hsing University
Shian-Yang Deng 鄧相揚, Historian and filmmaker
Katsuya Hirano, UCLA
Ping-hui Liao 廖炳惠, UC San Diego
Bakan Pawan 巴干‧巴萬, National Chengchi University
Dakis Pawan 郭明正, Writer
Toulouse-Antonin Roy, UCLA
Shu-mei Shih 史書美, UCLA
Darryl Sterk 石岱崙, Lingnan University
Robert Tierney, University of Illinois
Jen Wan 萬仁, Filmmaker
Chien-heng Wu 吳建亨, National Tsing Hua University

Presentations will be in English and Chinese.
 The UCLA Taiwan Studies Lectureship is a joint program of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and the Dean of Humanities and is made possible with funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles.

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Asia Pacific Center, Asian Languages & Cultures, UCLA Dean of Humanities, Taipei Economic and Cultural Organization in Los Angeles, Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange