Presentation and Workshop Talk
with Dr Thilo Diefenbach

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial law in Taiwan, translator Dr Thilo Diefenbach visited Ruhr-Universität Bochum on 10 October 2017 to give a talk and discuss his recent volume of translations from Taiwanese literature (Kriegsrecht: Neue Literatur aus Taiwan [Martial Law: New Literature from Taiwan], Munich: Iudicium, 2017) (announcement).

Panel Discussion "Taiwan nach der Wahl"
[Taiwan after the Elections]

On 20 January 2016, the Departments of Chinese History and Philosophy, Chinese Language and Literature, and Politics of East Asia joined with the Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature to host a panel discussion on the results of the recent Taiwanese general elections (poster). The three speakers on the podium were Johannes Buckow from the Mercator Institute for China Studies, Jürgen Kahl, correspondent for Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and Dr. Nora Sausmikat from Stiftung Asienhaus. The discussion was moderated by the dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, professor Jörn-Carsten Gottwald.
The organizers would like to thank the Frankfurt Bureau of the Taipei Representative Office in Germany and the Department of Politics of East Asia for their generous support for this event.

Research Unit receives prestigious award

The Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature has been awarded the annual Prix de la Fondation culturelle franco-taïwanaise for the year 2008 from the Académie des Sciences morales et politiques (Paris, France). The award was received by the Dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Prof Dr Raoul Findeisen, on behalf of the Research Unit at a ceremony held in Paris in June 2009.

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Expansion of library holdings

The library holdings have been expanded from originally 3,500 volumes in 1999 to approximately 5,000 volumes in 2008 (owing to a generous book donation from the Taipei Representative Office in Berlin) to well over 6000 volumes in 2012. The Taiwan Research Library collection has been computerized almost in its entirety and is globally accessible via the Faculty Library online catalogue.

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