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The Ministry of Culture Award and Grant Programs is currently taking applications (from 10/1/20–10/31/20) for publications (in a foreign country) of translations of works by Taiwanese authors. Books should be published by October of 2022.


The English and American Literature Association’s twenty-eight annual conference, Dreams and Altered States of Consciousness will be held on October 31, 2020 at National Chengchi University. Abstracts were due February 17, 2020.


Professor Ann Blair (Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard) gave a talk on Tuesday, January 14 at National Central Library: “How Book History can Enhance the Understanding of Texts: Examples from Renaissance Europe.” This talk celebrated National Central Library’s recent acquisition of rare books, including works by Bacon, Shakespeare, Descartes, Rousseau, Kant, and Dickens.


Wild Boar Crosses the River (野豬渡河) by Chang Kuei-hsing (張貴興), was named the winner of the 2019 Taiwan Literature Award on October 25. For more on the contest, the Golden Awards; the Best New Talent Awards; the Best Script Award; and the Best Taiwanese-Language Poetry, best Hakka-Language Poetry, and best Indigenous-Language Poetry awards, see the 2019 press release from the Ministry of Culture, here. (Prose awards are offered in alternate years: See the 2018 winners for more information.)


“Technically Yours”: Technicity, Mediality, and the Stakes of Experience, sponsored by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at National Taiwan University, was held at NTU on October 18–20, 2019.

Between Body, Soul, Spirit and Mind: Well-Being, Malady and Remedy from Antiquity to Early Modernity, the 13th Annual Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, was held at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, on November 1–2, 2019.

About this site

With the goal of aiding interested Taiwanese and international scholars, this English-language site aims to consolidate resources on book history scholarship in Taiwan. This site, created by Sharin Schroeder of Taipei Tech (NTUT), is still very much in progress and would benefit from your participation. Please use the contact form to suggest the addition of events, journals, or resources.


This site was last updated on 5 October 2020.

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