Taiwan Studies

ANU Taiwan Studies Program 2022–25

As a world-leading institution with a strong focus on Asia, ANU has long valued Taiwan Studies. The ANU Taiwan Studies Program has been a long-term collaboration between ANU and Taiwan’s Ministry of Education since 2013.

Building on the Program’s existing strengths and reputation, the ANU Taiwan Studies Program 2022–25 will include a new course and the inaugural ANU Taiwan Update that will provide students with more opportunities to engage with the many aspects of Taiwan intellectually, and foster public and academic interest in matters related to Australia and Taiwan.

Planned Education and Outreach Activities

ASIA2222 Taiwanese Society and Politics

This has been a signature course under the ANU Taiwan Studies Program since 2018, enabling undergraduate students to obtain a comprehensive understanding of contemporary Taiwan. Topics of study include: Taiwanese presidential and party politics, Taiwanese Indigenous people and Han settlement, Japanese colonialism, economic development, religions, and gender and sexuality.

Please visit the course webpage for further details.

CHIN 2013 Taiwanese (Southern Min)

The Taiwanese (Southern Min) intensive course covers basic pronunciation, grammar, and the use of this language in daily practice in Taiwan. Through poetry and idioms, the course also offers insights into the cultures and traditions that have shaped features of the language. Students will be able to conduct everyday conversation in Taiwanese by the end of the course.

Please visit the course webpage for further details.

ASIA 8042 Contemporary Taiwan and its Histories

This course provides an overview of contemporary Taiwan’s society and politics while also paying attention to the historical events that were seminal to Taiwan’s formation and which remain important issues today.

Please visit the course webpage for further details.

Publication on Wayfaring: Photography in Taiwan, 1950s–1980s

Drawn from the Wayfaring: Photography in 1970s–80s Taiwan exhibition and relevant papers presented at the “Remembering Taiwan’s Martial Law” Conference, the Wayfaring: Photography in Taiwan, 1950s–1980s publication will be edited by Dr Olivier Krischer and Dr Shuxia Chen, who were also the curators of the Wayfaring exhibition. The book will be an open-access and peer-reviewed publication to be published by ANU Press, which is a globally recognised leader in open-access academic publishing.

ANU Taiwan Update

As ANU has built a reputation in hosting regional and country updates, such as the Japan Update and the Pacific Update, the Taiwan Update at ANU will bring together experts and researchers from Australia and Taiwan to discuss current social, cultural, political, diplomatic, and security issues related to Taiwan. It will be a one-day event, featuring a keynote address by a speaker from Taiwan and two panel discussions, including one panellist from Taiwan.

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:

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