About the Taiwan Studies Program

The Taiwan Studies program at the University of Alberta is an interdisciplinary project which studies Taiwan’s social and political transformations. The program supports student and faculty research and host conferences, webinars, a Taiwan film night, and much more. We count among our affiliates scholars from the departments of East Asian Studies, History, and Political Science. Their areas of expertise pertain to such topics as Taiwan’s history, culture, and identity; democratization and political reform at local and national levels; cultural, racial, and gender tensions as seen through the lens of popular literature, film and civil society.

The Taiwan Studies Program is overseen by the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. The Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta is internationally acclaimed for its critical, progressive, and diverse methodological approaches to the study of politics.

The University of Alberta is one of Canada’s largest leading public research institutions, located in the city of Edmonton, Alberta. Established in 1908, by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the University is home to nearly 40,000 students from over 147 countries. The University of Alberta promotes research excellence and has been home to 68 Rhodes Scholars, the third most among universities in Canada.

The University of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/ Saulteaux/Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

For more information about our program, please email us at taiwanst@ualberta.ca