INTERVIEW: Ian Rowen on the Sunflower Movement and Youth Activism in Taiwan

INTERVIEW: Ian Rowen on the Sunflower Movement and Youth Activism in Taiwan

The News Lens International
19 March 2019

Readers who followed the Sunflower and Umbrella movements may well be familiar with the works of Dr. Ian Rowen (伊恩). At the time of the movements, he was affiliated at Academia Sinica, supported by a Fulbright fellowship to work on his PhD in Geography, which he completed at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2016. He was present at both protests, and wrote on them for media publications including The Guardian. He went on to publish academic papers based on his observations, although his initial involvement with the Sunflower Movement was not originally intended to be an academic endeavor.

Few people could be better placed to write on the region.