Dr J. Casey Hammond has been awarded a Taiwan Fellowship for 2018 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan). The Taiwan Fellowship awards foreign experts and scholars in the humanities and social sciences with research interests related to Taiwan, the Chinese cultural sphere, and the Asia-Pacific region to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institutions in Taiwan.

As a Taiwan Fellow, Dr Hammond will conduct an ethnography of the new Indonesian migrant literature in Taiwan. His subjects include Indonesians in Taiwan who author award-winning narratives, Sinophone persons in Taiwan who translate these narratives into Chinese, and cultural authorities in Taiwan who incorporate these translated narratives into the body of Taiwan Literature. The project is related to Dr Hammond’s translation of this same Indonesian migrant literature into English. The Department of International Affairs at Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages will host Dr Hammond’s research during the period of his Taiwan Fellowship.