Director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office Visits Bochum
On Tuesday, 20 May 2014, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum welcomed Professor Dr Shen Cen-Chu 沈玄池, Director of the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin.
Since the early 1980s, under the leadership of the late Professor Helmut Martin, the research activities of the Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures 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.