Call for Paper: The 1st International Transdisciplinary Martial Arts Conference in Taiwan

Martial Arts Project (MAP) "Wu Tao Taiwan"
22-25 May 2024
CEFC, Academia Sinica, Taipei
Department of Combat Sport and Martial Arts, 
Chinese Culture University, Taipei

2024 will be the 400th year anniversary of the first Taiwanese city, Tainan, but also that of the first symposium of the Taiwanese Martial Arts Project (TMAP). We wish to take advantage of this event to highlight the diversity of work relating to martial arts in a transdisciplinary approach. This will be an opportunity to build bridges between the different disciplines and to highlight and connect Taiwanese and foreign researchers who work around this multi-faceted object. 

This event will be divided into four days of conferences, workshops and demonstrations, mainly at the CEFC in Academia Sinica and at the University of Chinese Culture in Taipei.

To do this, this conference proposes to reflect on the relationship between Chinese martial arts and history, society, politics, culture, economy, science and art in Taiwan and abroad. Below, we propose five six around this object for the intervention proposals:

  • Theme 1: History of Martial Arts in Taiwan

  • Theme 2: Martial Arts in Dance, Theatre and Media

  • Theme 3: Martial Arts, Philosophy and Taiwanese Religion

  • Theme 4: Martial Arts and Health: An Approach Through Sport and Medicine

  • Theme 5: Society, Politics and Martial Arts

  • Theme 6: Chinese Martial Arts in the World Today

In order to participate in the conference, you are invited to submit your paper. You are also welcome to propose a panel topic (maximum three people per panel) or proposals in the form of “practice as research” to

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