Taiwan Studies Program

About Taiwan Studies Program

After the lifting of Martial Law of Taiwan in 1987, the Nativist Movement has risen along with intellectuals’ growing interests in Taiwan Studies. Established in 2004 by the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature at National Taiwan University, The Taiwan Studies Program echoes the ongoing historical current. In particular, the program provides diverse courses and rich resources of Taiwan studies, intersecting perspectives from different departments and institutions.

The courses are categorized into three subgroups:

  1. Art and Humanities: literature, linguistics, art, history, ethinic studies, gender studies, cultural studies, among others.
  2. Social Sciences: politics, economics, sociology, law, public policy, among others.
  3. Science and Technology: wnvironmental science, biology, agriculture, medical science, public health, among others.

Taiwan studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that provides great platforms on which students from different backgrounds are able to learn about Taiwan from various perspectives. While most classes are taught in Taiwanese Mandarin, the program also regularly provides English-medium courses and seminars.

Profiles of the Curriculum Committee

First:

Director of Program

Position

Research Interests

Email

Chang Wen-hsun 

(張文薰)

Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature

Taiwanese Literature During Japanese Occupation, Modern Japanese Literature and Taiwan

cwhsun@ntu.edu.tw

Second: Curriculum Committee

Position

Research Interests

 

Wang Mei-hsia 

(王梅霞)

Professor, Department of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Indigenous Studies

Social Anthropology, Religious Anthropology, Economic Anthropology, Gender Studies, Taiwanese Austronesian Studies

meihsia@ntu.edu.tw

Hu Jer-ming

(胡哲明)

Professor and Director of the Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Curator of the NTU Herbarium

Plant Systematics, Parasitic Plant Evolution, Plant Reproductive Biology, Ethnobotany

jmhu@ntu.edu.tw

Chen  Szu-Wei

(陳峙維)

Part-time Assistant Professor, Graduate Institute of Musicology and Executive Director of the NTU Center for the Arts

Popular Music, World Music, Contemporary Music Industry, Sociology of Music

szuweichen@ntu.edu.tw

Chen Liang-chih 

(陳良治)

Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning

Regional Economic Development, Industrial Upgrading of Newly Industrializing Countries, Economic Geography

liangchih@ntu.edu.tw

Chien Shiuh-Shen 

(簡旭伸)

Professor, Department of Geography and Director of the International Degree Program in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

International Development and Cross Border Governance, Political Economics of Local and Regional Development, Critical Studies on Eco-cities in Post-Mao China

schien@ntu.edu.tw

 Tseng Yen-fen

(曾嬿芬)

Professor, Department of Sociology

Transnational Migration, Ethnic Relationships, Economic Sociology

yftseng@ntu.edu.tw

 Yen Hsin-Ju

(顏杏如)

Associate Professor, Department of History

Taiwanese History, Social and Cultural History of Japanese Colonies, Migration and Intercultural Contact in the Japanese Empire

yenhsinju@ntu.edu.tw

Chang Li-hsuan 

(張俐璇)

Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature

History of Taiwanese Novels, Literary Theory and Taiwanese Literary Criticism, Digital Humanities

lihsuan@ntu.edu.tw