The International PhD Program in Taiwan and Transcultural Studies focuses on the study of Taiwan cultures from a broadly comparative perspective and within a global context. The program aims to develop interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research in the humanities, and is dedicated to training prospective professionals that are able to combine local knowledge with global perspectives.
Courses are taught in English (with the exception of those that focus on Chinese-language materials). Required courses include: (1) Taiwan Humanities Studies in the International Context, (2) Academic Writing, and (3) Cultural Institutions and Internationalization (practical training). Selective courses are grouped in two clusters and include the following:
I.     Cultural Translation:
(i)    Taiwan Culture and Globalization
(ii)   Seminar on Travel Literature
(iii)  Sinophone Literary Studies in the East Asian Context
(iv)  Seminar on Taiwan Cinema
II.    Environmental Humanities:
(i)    Ecocritical Perspectives on Taiwan Literature
(ii)   Seminar on Eco-cinema
(iii)  Introduction to STS and Cultural Studies
(iv)  Cultural Heritage and Digital Archiving
Important dates for admission:
February 1st ~ March 31st, 2019: application submission period for applicants for fall 2019.
June 15th, 2019: Notification of fall 2016 admission decisions.  (The admission decisions will also be announced on the websites of OIA and NCHU.)
For further information about application, please refer to the following address: http://www.oia.nchu.edu.tw/english/03_exchange/01_exchange.php?MID=4

Possible Future Careers for Our Graduates
1. Teaching and research position.
2. International administrative work: international administrative work in schools, public organizations and private organizations.
3. International affairs of cultural industry: international affairs which help to promote cultural industries, such as activity design, exhibition participation, translation, interpretation and guide in publishing industries, museums, art museums, artist villages, cultural and creative parks, etc.

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