Acclaimed Taiwanese Film Director
Wei Te-Sheng Visits Bochum
On Friday, 24 April 2015, the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-Universität Bochum welcomed Taiwanese film director and producer Wei Te-Sheng 魏德聖 for a discussion meeting with RUB students on his movies and on the history of Taiwan. Wei, who is known for Hái-kak Chhit-hō 海角七號 (Cape No. 7; 2007), Seediq Bale 賽德克·巴萊 (Warriors of the Rainbow; 2011) and KANO (Kano; 2014; scriptwriter, producer), was accompanied by fellow producer Jimmy Huang (Huang Chih-ming 黃志明), who has worked with him on these three movies.
On the day before, East Asian Studies instructors Achim Kehlenbach and Prof. Christine Moll-Murata offered an additional introductory session on the work of Wei Te-Sheng. (Announcement | Photo 1 | Photo 2 | Photo 3)
Since the early 1980s, under the leadership of the late Professor Helmut Martin, the research activities of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature at the Faculty of East Asian Studies have focused increasingly on Taiwan, in particular the country's cultural development.
A three-year project, funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange in Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C., was started in September 1999 with the aim to establish a research centre and thus counter the marginalization of Taiwan research.
The "Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature" was inaugurated on 13 November 2002 as a formal part of the Faculty of East Asian Studies. It now houses one of the largest research libraries on the subject of Taiwanese culture and literature in Europe. A platform for scholarly exchange in the field, the Research Unit on Taiwanese Culture and Literature will continue to expand its cooperation with Taiwan experts and institutions specializing on Taiwan research.