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[Promotional Event] 2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition: "Advancing Knowledge! Academia Sinica" Online Exhibit

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Knowledge is on the advance!

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Taipei International Book Exhibition has canceled its physical exhibition. Nevertheless, Academia Sinica is converting its physical booth into an online exhibit by launching the "Advancing Knowledge! Academia Sinica" website on January 26, which will gather precious collections, publications, digital platforms, and databases from its many institutes in order to give the public a deeper understanding and experience of the production and evolution of knowledge in the digital era.

 

The "Advancing Knowledge!" online exhibit has four sections – Evolution of Knowledge Production, Scholar Talks, Exhibition Catalog, and Digital Reading – dealing with different stages in the knowledge creation process. It focuses on the modern shift to digital media, and how Academia Sinica has compiled data from different times and cultures, synthesizing and analyzing large quantities of texts and images to expand the frontiers of humanities research. 

 

Aside from showcasing 9 of our representative digital platforms and databases, the exhibit will offer our catalog of over 800 books published by Academia Sinica's institutes, as well as hosting 6 scintillating livestreamed talks with scholars discussing newly emerging knowledge in different fields. 

 

Exhibit Sections

# "Evolution of Knowledge Production": From oral tradition, carvings, wooden slips, and more, to digital publication – the production and evolution of knowledge over time!

# "Scholar Talks": 24 presentations from Academia Sinica's finest scholars, discussing their ideas and passion toward their fields of study! 

# "Digital Reading": Experience online the marriage of Humanities × Digital Technology, combining old and new scholarship! 

# "Exhibition Catalog": Feast your eyes on the finest research with 49 major works published by Academia Sinica in the past year! (Academia Sinica's full 800-book catalog also available through retailer websites)

 

Talks Schedule (livestreamed)

Jan. 26
15:00-16:00
The Online and Physical Publication of Reflections on COVID-19 Culture

Speaker:

Paul R. Katz
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica

Jan. 27
15:30-17:00
Adventures in the Biodiversity Wonderland

Speakers:

Chiu Chih-yu
Research Fellow, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica 

Chang-hung
Academician and Corresponding Research Fellow, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica

Jan. 28
14:00-15:30
Taiwanese in Nanyo during the Japanese Colonial Period

Discussion:

Chung Shu-ming
Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica

Lee Ying-hui
Distinguished Professor, Department of History, National Chi Nan University

Jan. 29
14:00-15:30
All Walks of Life: When Workers of Kaohsiung City Encounter Commodity Fetishism

Discussion:

Shieh Gwo-shyong
Research Fellow and Director, Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica

Liu Hwa-jen
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, National Taiwan University

Jan. 30
10:30-12:00
The Grand Imperial Celebrations

Speaker:

Chen Hsi-yuan
Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

Jan. 30
14:00-15:30
Cultural Translation: Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, and Jai Alai in Modern Shanghai

Discussion:

Ning Jennifer Chang
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica

Wu Jen-shu
Research Fellow, Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica

 

During the online exhibition period (January 22 – March 21), exhibit books purchased through the Wunan Books, Eslite Bookstore or Kingstone Books webpages will enjoy a 21% discount. Book purchases totaling over NT500 dollars can receive a complimentary stone tiger book holder and aromatic bookmark (limited quantity of 250). 

 

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