OnJuly 1, 2019, the University of Tokyo in cooperation with the Center for Chinese Studies at the National Central Library hosted thefourth session of “Taiwan Lectures on Chinese Studies.” Hua-Yuan Hsueh,professor at the Department of History, National Chengchi University, wasinvited to the University’s Komaba Campus to present “From the Enforcement tothe Lifting of Martial Law: The Implement of Transitional Justice and HumanRights in Taiwan.” This session is the third academiclecture put on by the Library and the University after agreeing to work incooperation concerning the “ChineseStudies Information and Service Center” in2016. The lecture was hosted by Shin Kawashima, professor, University of Tokyo.Yoshiko Kojo, professor and vice-head of the General Library, University ofTokyo, and Huang Guan-Chao, leader of the Taipei Economic andCultural Representative Office in Japan’s Education Group, both attended andexpressed both parties’ support for international academic exchange.
Those in attendance, ranging from the campusesof the University of Tokyo to other academic institutions interested in studiespertaining to Taiwan society and politics, were eager and active in discussionswith Professor Hua-YuanHsueh, creating a lively session. Zhou Jun-Yu, current recipient of the Research Fellowship for YoungScientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, was invited to be the session’s interpreter, and Ryuki Nitta, University of Tokyo,assisted in translating a number of materials. The Center was also present to show a videointroducing the “Chinese Studies Information and Service Center” and 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.