* Thomas B. Gold has also served as Associate Dean of International and Area Studies, Founding Director of the Berkeley China Initiative, and Chair of the Center for Chinese Studies.Position Paper: Linking the Taiwan Studies and China Studies Fields: How to Argue for the Faculty Recruitment of Taiwan Scholars at Western UniversitiesGunter SchubertThe ProblemSince the establishment of the European Association of Taiwan Studies (eats) in 2004, the Taiwan studies field has developed remarkably in Europe and beyond. The Centre of Taiwan Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (soas), University of London, and the European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ercct) at the University of Tübingen are two of the most prominent examples of the institutionalisation of Taiwan studies in European universities.1Two World Congresses of Taiwan Studies (wcts), held in Taipei (2013) and London (2015) respectively, provide yet further evidence of how lively and vibrant the Taiwan studies field has become over the last 15 years.2However, there are some obvious shortcomings. To this day, teaching positions for Taiwan studies are virtually non-existent at Western universities. With the exception of three endowed chair professorships in Taiwan Studies—at the University of California in San Diego, the University of California
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