Opening of Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies at the University of Tartu Library

The Taiwan Resource Centre for Chinese Studies will open at the University of Tartu Library on Monday, 10 October at 14:00. The establishment of the resource centre is a cooperation between the University of Tartu, the University of Tartu Library and the National Library of Taiwan, in the framework of which users of the library can access high-level literature and scientific databases in the field of sinology.

According to Mart Tšjernuk, the teacher of Chinese language, the agreement is an important and indispensable step for both Chinese-researchers and orientalists operating at the University of Tartu. “It is gratifying that we now have so much relevant literature available here in Estonia,” said Tšjernuk. The literary collection is located on the first floor of the library of the University of Tartu. In total, the library will receive about 1,700 works, including mainly books in the fields of humanities and social sciences, including history, linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion studies, economics, society and state sciences.

Such Centres have been established at 34 internationally recognised universities, including Oxford University, Leiden University, Tokyo University, Australian National University and the University of Toronto. All interested parties are welcome to the opening of the centre.

The creation of the literary collection was coordinated by the University of Tartu Asia Centre, which aims to support the understanding of Asian and Middle Eastern cultures and political trends in Estonia and to mediate Middle Eastern and Asian knowledge.


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