Taiwan Film Weekend in Vienna: Land Grabbing and Forced Evictions in Taiwan


Hosted by Dr Shih-Jung Hsu Department of Land Economics at the National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan


 „Our Island“ TV series 《我們的島》
The Battle to Protect Dapu Farmland
The Watermelon wars
The Battle of Taiwan‘s Farmers
The Hope of Old Lady Wang Ju

Many occasions of land expropriation take place in Taiwan. This was done in the name of promoting public welfare and has encouraged large-scale land speculation, all under the cover of creating employment or promoting economic growth, even though many of the creations remain idle or underutilized. This undertaking is done at great cost to farmers and other vulnerable groups in the rural areas, and their rights to property, survival (not to mention an adequate standard of living), and many other fundamental human rights.

Students presentations

➤ Homemakers United Foundation

     An introduction with a focus on their relationship to Taiwanese farmers

➤ Comparison with the watermelon battles in the PRC

➤ Taiwan‘s Science Parks

➤ Taipei Harbour & Free Trade Zone project

Event on Taiwan Studies Center Website

Workshop takes place in SIN 1
Department of East Asian Studies
Spitalgasse 2
Court 2, Entrance 2.3

The workshop is open to the public (to be held in English).

Sat, Dec 13, 2014 / 10:00 - 17:00

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