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Kuo-Chi'ng Tu: Bringing Taiwan Studies to UCSB

Kuo-Chi'ng Tu: Bringing Taiwan Studies to UCSB

As the director of UCSB’s Center for Taiwan Studies, Kuo-Chi’ng Tu aims to promote Taiwan Studies in America through events such as the recently held conference, “World Literatures in Chinese: Transnational Perspectives of East Asian Cultures.” In this interview, Tu speaks about the conference, as well as how the Center for Taiwan Studies came to be.

Rediscovering Home: Finding Taiwan through Literature

Rediscovering Home: Finding Taiwan through Literature

“Although I enjoyed experiencing the diverse culture and people on campus, a sense of homesickness would always strike me when I talked to my parents on the phone. I felt lost and disconnected from my own culture,” says Au Yu Hsiao of what led him to try to rediscover his home country, Taiwan, in a literature course in the East Asian Cultural Studies department.