Director: Christine Moll-Murata

Office: Uni134 (3.13)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-28254
Co-director: Christian Schwermann
Office: Uni134 (3.11)
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-29253


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Building of the University Library, UB 4/2
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Mailing Address

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät für Ostasienwissenschaften
Taiwan Research Unit
Uni134 (3.13)
44780 Bochum

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  • Winter Term 2021/22    Courses for the Teaching Program for History, Culture, and Languages of Taiwan

    MA Seminar: The Languages of Taiwan
    Guest Professor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Li Taiyuan, National Chengchi University, Taipeh, Taiwan

    This course discusses Taiwan's multi-ethnic society and the research of different languages of Taiwan through the viewpoints of linguistics and ethnology. The topics of this course include linguistic features, resources of research, language development and language planning of Taiwan's national languages, those of Aboriginal peoples, of the Hakka, of the Holo (Taiwanese) and of the Mainland Immigrants. The relationships between languages and cultures of Taiwan will also be analyzed.

    BA Seminar: Elementary Tâi-gí (Taiwanese Holo Language)
    Guest Professor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Khu Uihim, Department of Taiwanese Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

    This course aims at explaining the structure and characteristics of Tâi-gí (Holo Language) so that the students will understand its basic phonetics, morphology, grammar, and syntax. It offers practical exercises in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Besides, the course will give an general outline of the history, current situation, transcription systems, learning resources, idiomatic expression of Tâi-gí.

    BA Exercise: Tutorial for Elementary Taiwanese
    TeacherWu Kuan-wei, M.A.

    This is a tutorial for Dr. Khu Uihim’s language course on Elementary Tâi-gí (Taiwanese Holo Language). It is intended for practice of pronounciation and conversation.

  • 11/05/2021   Digital Photo Exhibition
    Fotoausstellung: 30 Jahre Demokratiebewegung in Taiwan. Eine Dokumentation des taiwanischen Fotografen Sung Lung-Chuan

    his exhibition of works by documentary photographer Sung Lung-Chuan portrays the initial phase of Taiwan's democratic transition. The pictures show the turning point before and after the abolition of Martial Law in the years 1986 to 1989.

    • Web exhibition here. Further information (in German) here.
    Report on the exhibition at Radio Taiwan International (Deutschredaktion) and interview by editor Tatjana Romig with Christine Moll-Murata (in German)

  • Podcast Part 1:
    Podcast Part 2:

  • Summer Term 2021    BA Seminar: Social and Political History of Taiwan in the Twentieth Century
    Guest Professor: Prof. Dr. Lin Hsin-yi, National Taiwan Normal University

  • Course information:

  • Summer Term 2021    BA Exercise: Tutorial for Elementary Taiwanese
    Teacher: Wu Kuan-wei, M.A.

  • Course information:

  • 11/05/2021 18:00    Panel Discussion (online)

    Podiumsdiskussion: 30 Jahre Demokratiebewegung in Taiwan
    Professor Shieh Jhy-wey, Taiwan Representative in Germany
    Klaus H. Walter, previous Taiwan coordinator of Amnesty International Germany
    Professor Kristin Kupfer, Trier University
    The discussion will be held in German.

  • Weitere Information:

  • 15-17/04/2021    European Association of Taiwan Studies
    The 18th EATS Annual Conference: Taiwan in Transition

    Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • Further Information
  • 29/03/2021   WORKSHOP
    Third Workshop: A Sourcebook for the History and Languages of Taiwan
  • 05/02/2021    WORKSHOP
    Second Workshop: A Sourcebook for the History and Languages of Taiwan
  • 18/11/2020   Mittagsforum
    “The cultural memory in Taiwan historiography and heritage 'commodification' with a case study on Hengchun” KAM Liza Wing Man (Göttingen)
  • Weitere Informationen finden Sie hier:
  • 17-18/10/2019   Film screening and Interview with Heather Tsui 崔永徽,
    Film Director of “Long Time No Sea” (只有大海知道).   siehe PDF
  • [English interview transcript]
    [Chinese interview transcript]

  • 09/10/2019   Taiwan Guest Lectures “21st Century Language Policies in Taiwan” Dr. Li Taiyuan 李台元
    National Academy for Educational Research 國家教育研究院 “Language Planning in Taiwan: Agents and Agency” Prof. Dr. Henning Klöter 韓可龍, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
  • [Poster]

  • 24/06/2019   Lecture “Taiwan’s Recent Political History in Ten (Election) Advertisements”
    by Dr. Dafydd J. Fell, SOAS London.
  • [Poster]

  • 06/06/2019   Taiwanese Documentary Film Screening “Our Youth in Taiwan” (我們的青春,在台灣)
    followed by Q&A with director Fu Yue傅榆.
  • [Poster]

  • 5-6/12/2018   Workshop on Civil Societies in East Asia “Voices from East Asia 2.0”.
  • [Programme]

  • 07/11/2018    “Pre-Study on Promoting the Study of Taiwan Literature at Universities of Various Countries”
    (推動台灣文學進入各國大學前期研究) by Chien Juo-Ping 簡若玶.
  • [Report]

  • 10/10/2017   Presentation and Workshop Talk with Dr. Thilo Diefenbach 蔣永學.
  • [Poster]

  • 20/01/2016   Panel Discussion “Taiwan nach der Wahl” [Taiwan after the Elections].
  • [Poster]

  • 08/07/2015   Workshop “Current Topics of Research in and on Taiwan – Social and Legal History, Philosophy, and Literature” with Representatives from National Taiwan Normal University 國立臺灣師範大學.
  • [Programme]

  • 24/04/2015   Presentation and Discussion with Film Director Wei Te-Sheng 魏德聖and Producer Jimmy Huang (Huang Chih-ming 黃志明).
  • [Poster]

  • 18-19/06/2013   Literature Forum with Wu Mingyi 吳明益 and Wu Yinning 吳音寧.
  • [Poster]

  • 20/07/2011   Literature Forum with Cai Su-Fen 蔡素芬 and Hung Hung 鴻鴻.

  • 08-09/07/2011   Workshop “Taiwan: Refuge, Province, Colony, or What?”
  • [Programme]

  • 05-06/11/2010   International Symposium “Taiwan Literature off The Mainstream”
  • [Programme]

  • 06/2009   Award of the Annual Prix de la Fondation Culturelle Franco-Taïwanaise for the year 2008
    from the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques (Paris, France).
  • [External Link]

  • 1-2/4/2005   2nd Conference of the European Association of Taiwan Studies.
  • [Programme]

  • 8-9/11/2004   Literature Symposium “New Approaches to Taiwan Literature”.
  • [Programme]

  • 01/05-06/06/2002   Visit of Professor Li Xiangping 黎湘萍,
    Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS).
  • [Decription]

  • 7-9/03/2001   Workshop “Transformation! Innovation? Taiwan in her cultural dimensions”.

  • 06/06-27/06/2000   Visit of Professor Peng Ruijin 彭瑞金,
    Department of Chinese Languages and Literatures.
  • [Decription]

  • Taiwan Cultural Activities in North Rhine-Westphalia

  • 07/07/2019   Concert “Sumings kleine Welttour” (舒米恩小世界巡迴)
  • [Poster]

  • 19/5/2019   Taiwanese Documentary Film screening “Father“ (紅盒子).
  • [Poster]

  • 20/01/2019   Film screening “On Happiness Road” (幸福路上) .
  • [Poster]