Jul 16, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
It was only after I taught the Southeast Asian curriculum that I realized that there are a certain proportion of Southeast Asian "new second-generation" students in the school I teach. Although I personally don't like this racist and opportunistic classification label, their desire for knowledge in Southeast Asia, as well as their confusion and thinking about their own life experience, Taiwan and Southeast Asian transnational society, left me a deep impression impression. This has also become a big motivation for my teaching. Of course, overseas students in Southeast Asia are a very important group on campus. They came to Taiwan to study, and while working hard to improve their studies, they also gave feedback to teachers and students about the local culture and knowledge, which is a very cherished teaching experience. To this end, I believe that company banner design schools should create opportunities for local students to communicate with overseas students as much as possible, provide an environment closer to Southeast Asia, and enrich relevant book collections and research resources. In addition, schools should also strive for external resources, especially internship cooperation and field scholarships, to improve students' motivation. Originally, reading clubs are also a good practice, but students often interpret “reading clubs” as “listening clubs” and wait for teachers to chew on the knowledge in the book and feed them back. Great benefit. Therefore, we might as well encourage students to write more book reviews and think for themselves. Especially in the publishing environment of Taiwan, many non-fiction reports and textbooks on Southeast Asia translated from abroad often have over-translated titles, mistranslated content, or unprofessional guides, which actually block students' window to understand Southeast Asian culture. If students develop the habit of reading original texts, taking notes and writing book reviews frequently, and communicating with foreign students and the "new second generation" on campus, they will not be easily led by opinion leaders, or be misled by others. Good world view and information channels. The Sustainable Prospects of Taiwan's "Southeast Asian Studies" In fact, I officially started teaching in Taiwan as a full-time teacher in 2020, and I belong to a "very senior rookie". From my preliminary observations, Taiwanese Southeast Asian research and teaching cannot be said to have made no progress at all, but Taiwan's educational system has made little progress in the degree of attention and approach to Southeast Asian issues at the university level. Even because the government actively promotes the implementation of the "New Southbound Policy", there have been many resource-driven phenomena, prompting schools and scholars to rely on Southeast Asia for international exchanges and research. However, how to promote sustainable development in the future deserves our continuous attention.