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.

For details, see
http://www.asmp.fr/prix_fondations/palmares_2008.pdf
http://www.asmp.fr/pdf/lettre_information/lettracad314.pdf

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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