Exhibit opens to mark 40th anniversary of Taiwan’s Sinology center

The National Central Library (NCL) opened a special exhibition on Saturday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) and display the center's work.

Titled "Making Sinology a Sparkling Asset -- The 40 Years Endeavors of the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)," the exhibition showcases the work of CCS over the last four decades in the areas of academic research and international exchange.

Held until Oct. 7, the exhibition also spotlights CCS's progress in digitizing historical Sinology archives.

Established in September 1981 under the instruction of the Ministry of Education, CCS is dedicated to the study of Sinology and the providing of assistance to Chinese studies in institutes abroad.

NCL Director General Tseng Shu-hsien (???) said that the exhibit also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (TRCCS).

TRCCS was founded by NCL in 2012 to further the Taiwanese government's goal of promoting "Sino culture with Taiwanese characteristics" through the publication of academic research in Sinology by Taiwanese scholars.

Before the initiation of the program, Tseng said that the government had already begun to feature Taiwan's research efforts through establishing the Taiwan Academy in various overseas locations from 2011.

NCL then joined in, adding an exchange platform in the Taiwan Academy in American cities such as New York, L.A., and Houston.

Currently, there are 37 TRCCS around the world, aiming to strengthen the exposure of Taiwanese research efforts in Chinese studies, Tseng said.

Tseng also stressed that aside from continuing to make breakthroughs in Sinology, CCS is also a cradle for cultivating Chinese studies professionals from abroad.

According to Tseng, 511 researchers from 48 countries had received scholarships to conduct studies in Taiwan, with the largest number of 118 coming from the United States.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel