Asia-Pacific Youth Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences
Why this forum?
With a view to developing literacies in social sciences such as geography, economics, history, linguistics, political science, and sociology, as well as skills of utilizing literature, historical sources, and fieldwork data, the Taiwanese Association for Simulation Education (SimEd Taiwan) organizes the Asia Pacific Youth Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences for adolescents from the Asia-Pacific region to transform their academic interests into fruitful research outcomes.
The Forum envisions to create a platform for idea exchange among high schoolers with analytical and critical thinking from different cultural backgrounds.
Read the annual regulation for more information on the Forum.
Forum highlights in 2020
With a view to encouraging students to dig into research on social issues, the Taiwanese Association for Simulation Education (SimEd Taiwan)—the host of the Taiwanese Economics Olympiad (TEO)—envisions to open up more opportunities for youngsters not only from Taiwan but also from overseas. An online journal of the Asia Pacific Youth Forum on Humanities and Social Sciences is now a pick for high school students with passion for humanitarian and social issues!
In 2020, a great number of articles passed the two-round review process and are accepted in the journal. The two-round review process includes first-round academic reviews and feedback and second-round editor reviews and feedback.
As COVID-19 is still a pandemic with unforeseeable solutions in the world, most essays focus on relations between the pandemic and society, e.g. health inequality, learning gaps, technology in disease prevention, and life in the post-pandemic era. Some other articles focus on sustainable development around the authors’ communities, including externalities of industrial activity and development justice in rural areas.
Most authors are from Taiwan. The Forum also received articles from China, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Authors of accepted articles all shed light on issues in their communities or societies. Discussions on COVID-19 is thus a good example for better understanding of how global public health challenges have been experienced and dealt with in different societal contexts.
Although the Forum is just at its initial stage, the power of youth to change the world is always an aspiration of the Forum organizer. With the aspiration in mind, we look forward to future sparks of knowledge ignited in the Forum for a better world!
Academic works from young talents
Surnames beginning with C
Public Healthcare Insurance System: A Cure to Health Inequality
Phebe Ting Syuan Chang
Surnames beginning with F, H, J, K
Erren River: The Past Resurfacing
Audrey Hsin-Yi Hsieh, Summer Harriet Chwang, Ruby Kuo
Surnames beginning with L, M, N, O, P, Q
Using SIR Model with Population Flow to Simulate Transmission of COVID-19 between Counties in Taiwan
Po-Ting Lin, Becker Cheng, Chi-Wei Chen
“Sing Sweet but Put a Little Dirt on It”—a Service or Disservice? Hualien Asia Cement Corporation’s Externalities and Its Internalization
Shih-Chen Lin, Yo-Jhen Tseng, Chien-Wei Fang, Huan-Chi Tseng
Surnames beginning with R, S, T, W, Y, Z
Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19
Siruo Wang, Zhouyan Gao
“No, I don’t understand it!”: Multilingualism and COVID-19 in Taiwan
Shang-Chen Wu, Vera Huang
The Correlation between Stereotypes and Disease Outbreaks: A Case Study of Homeless People in Taiwan
Ting-An Yang, Po-Chun Hsu