Chinese Studies

European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan

The European Research Center on Contemporary Taiwan (ERCCT), formally established on June 1st, 2008, is jointly financed by the University of Tuebingen (Germany) and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (Taiwan). Its major objective is to promote postgraduate social science research on contemporary Taiwan, most notably in the areas of politics and law, economics, society and cross-strait relations. The ERCCT provides a platform for European and Taiwanese PhD and postdoc students to engage in academic dialogue on theory, methodology and content related to specific research projects, to prepare for fieldwork in Taiwan, to assess the empirical findings brought back from the field and to assist students in publishing their work.