Taiwan Studies

About Taiwan Studies

As a world-leading institution with a strong focus on Asia, the ANU has long valued Taiwan Studies. The Taiwan Studies Program has been a significant collaboration between the ANU and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2013.

Being one of Australia’s important neighbours, Taiwan is a dynamic society where complicated colonial pasts echo in the thriving multicultural democracy of today. The aim of the Program is to enhance and make accessible the knowledge of Taiwanese language, politics, society, culture and history.

In addition to the Taiwan focused intensive courses, the 2018-20 arrangement provides further opportunities to carry out international conferences and high profile lectures on Taiwan Studies, facilitating international scholarly exchange and inviting public engagement.

1. Taiwan Focused Courses

CHIN2013/CHIN6016 Taiwanese (Southern Min)

ASIA2222 Taiwanese Society and Politics

2. Conference on Taiwan Studies

Culture and Political Change in Contemporary Taiwan, 19-20 May 2018

3. Taiwan Studies Lecture

Metal Politics: From Stage to Congress, Mr Freddy Tshiong-tso Lim, 19 May 2018

4. Other Activities

Living Water: Journeying in inks Exhibition, Dr Ella Whateley, 2 November 2018 – 10 January 2019

ANU has a number of exchange partners in Taiwan, including:

More information is available from ANU Global Programs.

Other useful links:

Depending on your status, there are a range of possible sources of funding for Taiwan studies:

The ANU holds a fantastic collection of resources on Taiwan, many of which are online:

Here are some of our favourite videos relevant to the study of Taiwan:

These are some of the best places to find online material about Taiwan:

Updated:  7 July 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, Culture, History & Language/Page Contact:  CHL webmaster