Center for Taiwan Studies Audio Interview Award
The Audio Interview Award recognizes outstanding examples of audio interviews conducted by UCSB students of individuals who grew up in Taiwan. The winning interviews need to be
about 55 minutes long, good audio quality, and, at minimum, include most of the following questions:
What year were you born?
Were you born in Taiwan? If not, at what age did you come to Taiwan
and with whom?
What is the earliest memory you have of your childhood?
What kinds of values did your parents instill in you?
What kinds of conversations did you have around the dinner table?
What language did you speak at home?
What was your favorite food and who prepared it for you usually?
What did your family do for a living?
What was your relationship with your mother and father like?
Do you have siblings? If so, what role did they play in your life growing up?
What kind of education did you get in Taiwan and where?
What was a normal day like for you at the age of 10 or 15?
What were some of your favorite places to be as a child?
Could you tell me a little about your friends? What did you play with
them? How much time did you spend with your friends?
Do you still keep in touch with a friend or friends from your childhood
When you grew up, what kind of life and profession did you imagine
having as a grown-up? (For example, what was your dream job? Your ideal of family or house?)
In sum, what kinds of feelings and words come to mind when you
remember your childhood in Taiwan?
Lastly, if you could tell your 10-year-old self one thing, what would it be?
Submit to CT at firstname.lastname@example.org your current CV, the interview audio file, and a 500-word description of the interview.
For questions, please contact email@example.com prior to submission.
The deadline is May 30, 2022.
The winners will receive a certificate and $500.
The winning interviews will be included in the Made in Taiwan archive.