SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Taiwan Studies Modules

Over the last two decades SOAS University of London has become the world's leading provider of Taiwan studies teaching courses. We offer the widest range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules on Taiwan of any university in Europe or North America.  These include in depth modules on Taiwan's politics, film, society and culture, international relations, and political economy. In addition to the Taiwan centred modules, we offer a class that compares Taiwan's politics and political economy with Korea and Japan. These modules are available to students on a wide range of postgraduate degrees including MA Chinese Studies, MSc Politics of Asia, MA Pacific Asian Studies, MSc International Politics, MA International Studies and Diplomacy, MA Japanese Studies, MA Taiwan Studies, and many more. In addition, the courses are open to intercollegiate Master students from other University of London degrees.

Postgraduate Taiwan Courses:

Undergraduate Taiwan Courses

We now have four courses available to undergraduates.  These are unique courses unavailable at any other university in Europe or North America. They are open to second, third or fourth year students as options or floaters on a wide range of SOAS undergraduate degrees.

Short Courses on Taiwan

We also specialise in short intensive courses on Taiwan. Every year we hold short courses at the SOAS Taiwan Studies Summer School and have also taught intensive courses at a number of universities in Germany.

For more information about the Taiwan studies courses and the Centre of Taiwan Studies, please contact Chang Bi-Yu at or Dafydd Fell at