Director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office Visits Bochum

On Wednesday, 3 December 2014, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum welcomed Ms Sabine Weng (翁勤瑛), Director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin.

About us

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.

Recently published

Bi-yu Chang and Henning Klöter (eds.):

Imaging and Imagining Taiwan: Identity representation and cultural politics


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Office: Akafö Building 3.11
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28253
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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
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44801 Bochum

Mailing Address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Taiwan Research Unit
Akafö-Gebäude 3.20
44780 Bochum