Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series
The Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series were established in November 2012 with a small grant by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Vienna and with many voluntary and non-paid contributions by teachers, staff and students of the Sinology at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna.
There have always been Taiwan-related talks at the institute, and we felt the need to systematize and to institutionalize them. Within the Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series, guests and talks can be announced earlier, and the invitation distributed to interested persons outside of the institute.
Since March 2013, the Lectures are integrated into Taiwan-related teaching at our institute, and have also been made part of the cross-continental teaching cooperation with Taiwan.
Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies
The Vienna Center for Taiwan Studies was formally established in the Department of East Asian Studies/ Sinology, at the University of Vienna in December 2009 with an inauguration lecture by the first Taiwanese guest professor, Professor Li-chung PENG, of National Chengchi University on the concept of Taiwan studies.
The Center has since run two of the annual bi-lateral Austrian-Taiwanese conferences at the Department of East Asian Studies in 2009 and 2011. The Center also organized Vienna participation in the alternate Taiwanese conferences of 2010 and 2012.
The Center regularly stages Taiwan film presentations, including a Taiwan Film Night with an ensuing Chinese-style buffet in 2011, and hosts guest researchers from Taiwan.
Department of East Asian Studies
University of Vienna
AAKH-Campus, Hof 2, Entrance 2.3
1090 Vienna Austria
Contact: Astrid Lipinsky