CAPEC Announces Taiwan Study Opportunities

Posted: November 17, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

A five-year grant to promote Taiwan studies has enabled Mason’s Center for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (CAPEC) to offer students two new courses for the spring semester and a research travel grant for the summer.

According to Cheryl Choy, associate director of CAPEC, the objective of the grant is to enhance and make more broadly available knowledge about the history, society, language and culture of Taiwan through curriculum building and research.

The grant is sponsored by the Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office.


  • History of Taiwan (HIST 387-006), is a three-credit course that can be applied toward the Asia Pacific Studies minor.

    The class is held on Tuesdays from 7:20 to 10 p.m.

    For more information, contact the History Department at 703-993-1250.

  • Major Chinese Writers (CHIN 325-001), cross-listed as Foreign Language Literature in Translation (FRLN 330-003), fulfills the general education literature requirement and can be applied toward the Asia Pacific Studies minor. The class meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

    For information, contact the Modern and Classical Languages Department at 703-993-1220.

Taiwan Studies Research Travel Grant

The Taiwan Studies Research Travel Grants support students in the arts, humanities and social sciences working on projects, capstone courses or independent studies with a focus on Taiwan.

The grant gives each student an opportunity to work closely with a designated faculty member and explore resources in Taiwan. This may include (but is not limited to) archives and libraries; historical sites; museums, art galleries and exhibits; performances; government agencies; nonprofit organizations; businesses; and experts, professors, scholars or individuals who could contribute to the student’s area of research.

Multiple awards of $2,500 each will be given to students enrolled in Mason.

To apply for summer 2009, see the CAPEC web site or e-mail Cheryl Choy at The application deadline is March 2, 2009.

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