On June 28, 2019,Seoul National University in cooperation with the Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library hosted thethird session of “Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies.” Lin Ho-Yi, professor atthe Department of Drama and Theatre, National Taiwan University, was invited topresent “The Influence of New Varieties of Fiction on Literary Chuanqi Drama inLate Ming and Early Qing Dynasty.” The lecture was hosted by Lee Chang-Sook, head of theDepartment of Chinese Language and Literature, Seoul National University. Daniel D. W.Tang, representative of the Taipei Mission in Korea, and Weng Jing-Yi, leaderof the Mission’s Education Group, both attended and expressed the government’ssupport for international academic exchange.
Seoul National University is one of SouthKorea’s most renowned academic institutions and has a rich tradition in Chinesestudies. This session of “TaiwanLectures on Chinese Studies” is the first academic activity put on by theLibrary and the University after agreeing to work in cooperation concerning the“Chinese StudiesInformation and Service Center” in 2016. The lecture attracted numerousscholars and graduate students in the fields of theatre and Chinese studies whowere eager to interact and participate in exchange from several universities,such as Yonsei University, Sogang University, Inha University, SookmyungWomen's University, Ewha Womans University, Hansung University, and others. TheCenter was also present to providerelated information on the “Research Grant for Foreign Scholarsin Chinese Studies”and the “MOFA Taiwan Scholarship” to encourage outstanding foreign students toapply and study abroad in Taiwan, furthering the ability of research beingconducted in Taiwan.