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Taiwan’s Academic Influence Extends to Central and Eastern European Countries
Taiwan’s Academic Influence Extends to Central and Eastern European Countries

On May 10, 2018,National Central Library Director-general Tseng Shu-hsien traveled to the Universityof Ljubljana, being invited by its East Asian Resource Library to attend theopening ceremony. The President of UL and the deans of many colleges spoke atthe ceremony. Ambassadors from many countries were also in attendance, includingthe Education Section Head from the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office inAustria.


The East Asian Resource Library iscomprised of the Chinese Book Resource Center (Capital Library of China), the Japanese Book Resource Center (Japan Foundation), theKorean Book Resource Center (Korea Foundation), and the Taiwan Center forChinese Studies (NCL). Each center provides books and digital resourcespublished in its respective country, which support research and teaching needsby faculty and students at the university. NCL has also co-hosted scholarly and cultural events with UL, such as theTaiwan Lecture on Chinese Studies held the day of the East Asian ResourceLibrary opening ceremony. Professor Li Xian-zhong from National TaiwanUniversity’s Department of Philosophy was invited to give a lecture at thisevent. 


The University of Ljubljana was established in 1917 and iscurrently the oldest and largest university in the country. UL has long beenstrong in Chinese studies, with seven of its professors over the last 25 yearsreceiving stipends from NCL’s Center for Chinese Studies to conduct research inTaiwan. Furthermore, with regard to its collection of ancient Chinesebooks, NCL and UL signed a Rare Chinese Book Union Catalog agreement on May 27,2017. This collaborative agreement allows UL’s collection of ancient works tobe systematically organized and catalog records made. The same day, bothparties also signed a cooperative agreement regarding a Taiwan Resources Centeron Chinese Studies. This marks the first of suchcenters in Slovenia and the 24th worldwide.

Last Update Time:2018-08-05