Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies

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Description

On Friday 11 December 2015, our university entered into an agreement with the National Central Library of Taiwan to establish a Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies.

The nature of this agreement allows for the donation of books to our department, with the purpose of facilitating intercultural communication and the advancement of Chinese studies. The generous donation of books includes facsimiles of precious manuscripts. The contract also allows for the exchange of guest lecturers on a regular basis. Specifically, its function is 4-fold:

  • Presenting Taiwan's achievements and academic resources in the field of Chinese studies
    TRCCS partner organizations annually receive books, audio-visual materials and e-resources published in Taiwan. The NCL has also established an IP channel for partner organizations to search the digital resources of the library, the CCS and major insitutes in Taiwan within copyright limits. In addition, the library provides a collection of links to other Sinological resources in Taiwan to further serve scholars and experts and expand research ability with win-win results.
  • Promoting international exchanges in Chinese studies
    The TRCCS is established at prominent centers for Chinese studies and key universities with development potential. These partners are chosen to facilitate joint promotion of academic and professional exchanges supported by the research resources and influence of the collaborating organization. In addition, the NCL plans to jointly organize academic or cultural activities related to Chinese studies with partner organizations. The NCL will also add links on its website to overseas TRCCS branches and report related activities to further develop the role of the centers as an interactive platform in the Chinese studies community.
  • Enhancing global cultural substance and inclusiveness
    By the end of 2017, the NCL has established 26 centers in the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Latvia, Malaysia and Vietnam, the Netherlands, Czech Republic ,Japan, French, Malaysia, Australia, Belgium, Poland, Korea, Hungary and Slovenia. In building up the Taiwan and Chinese studies resources at these centers, the NCL aims to jointly enrich local cultural substance with partner organizations. This collaborative process has also highlighted a strong interest in Chinese studies among non-Chinese communities. Even more encouraging has been the mutual appreciation and learning witnessed between different cultures and the significant progress it enables in replacing cultural conflict and opposition with reconciliation and peace.

More information about the TRCCS can be found here.

Resources

For an overview of the TRCCS resources (electronic and hardcopy) available at our library, click here.

Opening Ceremony

The Resource Center was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Marc Boone, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Shu-hsien Tseng, Director General of the National Library of Taiwan, with students and staff joining in. Mr. Tung Kuo-yu, ROC (Taiwan) Representative to the EU and Belgium, also joined the signing ceremony.

The Resource Center was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Marc Boone, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Shu-hsien Tseng, Director General of the National Library of Taiwan.

The Resource Center was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Marc Boone, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Shu-hsien Tseng, Director General of the National Library of Taiwan.

Looking at a book

Prof. Christoph Anderl and research librarian Line Pattyn listen to an explanation of one of the donated pieces.

Mr. Tung Kuo-yu, ROC (Taiwan) Representative to the EU and Belgium, joined the signing ceremony.

Mr. Tung Kuo-yu, ROC (Taiwan) Representative to the EU and Belgium, joined the signing ceremony.

People at the party

Students and staff joined in the opening ceremony.

Contact persons:

christoph.anderl@ugent.be

line.pattyn@ugent.be