11 October 2013
The Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS, University London is pleased to announce the signing of a landmark agreement with the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan and the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines.
Over the past two years, the Centre of Taiwan Studies and the Shung Ye Museum of Formosan Aborigines have been engaged in a collaborative project to produce the first volume in an archival series on the Presbyterian Church archives housed in the Archives & Special Collections at SOAS. As project leader, Niki Alsford, discovered, the archives sourced were rich in data pertaining to the Taiwan indigenous peoples and this forthcoming project is to extend on this through collaboration with the Council of Indigenous Peoples to produce a coffee-table publication on Taiwan indigenous archives held at SOAS as well as bringing both the history and contemporary issues of the indigenous people into the Taiwan Studies programme at SOAS.
The signing ceremony was held at the SOAS, University of London on 9 October 2013 and was signed by the Dr. Dafydd Fell, Professor Robert Ash, and SOAS Director Professor Paul Webley.
The countersigning of this agreement will be held at the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Executive Yuan by Mr. Mayaw Dongi, Minister of the Council of Indigenous Peoples, and Mr. Eric H.Y. Yu, the Director of the Shung Museum of Formosan Aborigines.
During the signing ceremony praise was again given to the Centre of Taiwan Studies for its continued achievements in developing Taiwan Studies over the last fifteen years.