Cultural Prosperity and Good Society in Taiwan

Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00 am - 4:30 pm, Young Research Library - Main Conference Room 11360

30th Anniversary of the End of Martial Law

See below for additional information.


Free and open to the public.


Chinese Studies Center
(310) 825-8683

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In the era of globalization when the world order is once again changing, Taiwan stands out as a shining example of smooth and successful transition from a traditional and authoritarian society to a modern and democratic society. The end of martial law in 1987 is obviously the turning point of this transition.

The UCLA Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to co-organize an international symposium at UCLA with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. We propose highlight the symposium with the abiding theme of “cultural prosperity and good society,” because Taiwan’s achievements in these aspects are truly outstanding.

Culturally, Taiwan manages to preserve the essence of tradition while embracing diversity, individuality and creativity, leading to cultural prosperities in film, arts, music, museum, and creative industries.

Socially, it has made admirable achievements in constructing civility or “公德” and community empowerment (社区营造); as a result, Taiwan has witnessed the fast growth of civil society and the rise of various societal forces which has gone far beyond the traditional Chinese culture.

To celebrate these achievements and reflect on the long-term implications of the end of martial law, we propose to hold the international symposium “cultural prosperity and good society in Taiwan” at UCLA on November 17, 2017.

The symposium will be conducted in English and open to the general public as well as UCLA faculty and students.

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