For more than 20 years, the Taiwan Studies program has hosted this country’s premier annual conference on Taiwan and fostered enduring relationships with academic and government institutions in the island nation.
The Taiwan Studies program, with the longstanding support of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), brings together internationally renowned scholars for its annual Taiwan Conference, the most enduring and substantial event of its kind in the U.S. In addition, the Program sponsors colloquia, visiting scholars and artists, cultural events and student research.
The program encourages undergraduate student exchanges, providing USC students greater understanding of the geography, culture, politics and economics of Taiwan and Asia. Many Taiwanese alumni who attended the University of South Carolina to earn graduate degrees in areas such as international studies, political science and engineering have gone on to high-ranking positions in government and business in Taiwan, and maintain close ties with the University and the State of South Carolina.