Director-general Tseng signed cooperative memorandums with Yonsei University Library (9/22) and Seoul National University Library (9/23) to establish Taiwan Resource Centers for Chinese Studies. These are the first TRCCSs established in Korea and mark the 20th and 21st overseas installations.
Yonsei University and Seoul National University are renowned and established Korean institutions of higher learning. The two schools have devoted much efforts to Chinese education and sinology. The opening ceremonies drew in many Korean and foreign persons and scholars. Yonsei University Library Director, Dr. Jungwoo Lee, remarked that he is pleased to establish a cooperative relationship with NCL. The books and e-resources that NCL provides will greatly benefit scholars and researchers at the university and throughout Korea.
In the TRCCS's opening hosted in the Seoul National University, Library Director, Dr. Sung-gul Hong, stated that in this moment of transition between Eastern and Western cultural exchange, the establishment of a TRCCS can enrich the content of Chinese studies resources in the Orient and function as a pivot for knowledge providing. In both of Director-general Tseng's remarks, she not only lauded the two universities for their outstanding achievements in Chinese studies, she also emphasized that these TRCCSs will improve scholarly exchange between the two countries and promote Taiwan-styled Chinese studies.