Department of Taiwanese Literature
; This Institute was founded in 2000 to promote the
study of Taiwanese literature, including Taiwanese
folk literature (aboriginal and Han literature),
Tai-wanese classical literature of the Ming and Ching
Dynasties, and Taiwanese literature during the
Japan-ese Occupation and the Post War period.
; The Institute is the first institute related to Taiwanese
literature in Taiwan, and is located near the National
Museum of Modern Taiwanese Literature in Tainan
; We emphasize the training of literary theory and methodology, literary studies and the
collection of literary data from Taiwanese folk, classical, colonial, and modern literatures.
We aim to promote the academic study of Taiwanese literature, set a foundation for
Taiwanese educational reform, and further international exchanges and cooperation in the
field of Taiwanese literature.
; The faculty of the Institute consists of three
full-time teaching members, two adjunct
professors and one administrative
; Of the teaching faculty, four members
have received doctoral degrees, and one member holds a Master’s degree.
; Every semester we also invite scholars from abroad to teach here.
; The graduate courses:
1. 36 minimum credits are required for graduation. 2. The students’ core coursework must include Chinese literature and Taiwanese history
(4 minimum credits required for each course.) ; Like other institutes or departments related to literature, the Institute’s curriculum gives
priority to literature and language. Additionally, our curriculum focuses on training in
literary theory and research methodology.
; Each member of our faculty has been involved
in academic studies, which have promoted the
development of Taiwanese literature. Many of
our teachers have been awarded research grants
by the National Science Council to support
projects such as the compilation of a Dictionary of Taiwanese Literature, the collocation of
Taiwanese vernaculars, and the analysis of political magazines of the 1980s, etc.
; All teachers are broadening the scope of Taiwanese literature. For example, they collect and
compile relevant documents, expand research in the development of Taiwanese literature,
and emphasize the analysis and interpretation of literature. Such efforts are intended to set
up a new model for Taiwanese literature as an academic subject.
1. Publication Projects: The Complete Works of
Lung Ying Chung, A Dictionary of Taiwanese
Literature, and Collections of Taiwanese
2. The International Conference on “ Images of
Taiwan from Poetry.” 2000. (Held in March,
3. Publication of the Research of Taiwanese Literary History, a semi-annual Magazine.
4. International Conference on “The Writings of Taiwanese Literature History” (scheduled for
5. Special Lectures on Taiwanese literature.