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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
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-26928

Mailing Address

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

Teaching Program for History, Culture, and Languages of Taiwan

Since spring 2019, the project „A Teaching Program for History, Culture, and Languages of Taiwan” is being conducted at the Faculty of East Asian Studies of Ruhr University Bochum.

The project is being generously supported by the Taiwan Ministry of Education. In this program, scholars from universities and research institutes in Taiwan are invited to teach courses on the anthropology, social and economic history, linguistics and languages of Taiwan at the Faculty of East Asian Studies of Ruhr University Bochum.

The Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature coordinates the curriculum.



    Experiences from Thirty Years of Democracy Movement in Taiwan

    A Talk by Photographer Sung Lung-chuan 宋隆泉座談會

    Sung Lung-chuan is a documentary photographer whose works portray thirty years of the democratization movement in Taiwan. His photographs have been published in magazines of historical significance including the Kavalan (噶瑪蘭), the New Movement (新潮流), and the Liberty Times Weekly (自由時代周刊). The Research Unit for Taiwanese Culture and Literature invites Mr. Sung to share his prolific photographical records and his engagement with the liberalization and democratization of Taiwan’s politics and society. This event is held on site with a digital option. The languages will be Chinese and English.



    Time: Thursday, 11 November 2021, 18:00-20:00.
    Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GB 04/159.

    For participation via Zoom, please register here:

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

    MA Seminar: The Languages of Taiwan
    Guest Professor: Ass. Prof. Dr. Li Taiyuan, National Chengchi University, Taipeh, Taiwan
    Time: Wednesdays, 10-12 h
    Course information: 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
    Time: Mondays, 10-12 h
    Course information: 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
    Teacher: Wu Kuan-wei, M.A.
    Time: Wednesdays, 18-20 h
    Course information: 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.

    In Preparation:  
    Taiwan: Melting Pot and Innovation Hub
    Collected Essays by the Project Group TAP (Taiwan als Pionier)

  • Further Informations:

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