預告本所2021招生English Language Master’s Program in Austronesian Studies
English Language Master’s Program in Austronesian Studies
Purpose: Taiwan’s importance in Austronesian studies arises from not only the great diversity of its indigenous peoples and cultures, but also its archaeological information crucial to the understanding of ancient peoples’ migration patterns and cultural changes in the Pacific regions. The proposed new English language master’s program seeks to promote and enhance the study of indigenous peoples in Taiwan within the greater context of Austronesia across Southeast Asia and Oceania with coursework and research reflecting this broad socio-linguistic area of study. This program intends to consolidate the Austronesian studies as one of the foci of area studies at the institute of Anthropology, as well as to offer an English-taught program that will attract non-Mandarin speakers to pursue their studies. The program is the first of its kind in the region and It will offer students broader understanding of Austronesian Studies in general, deeper knowledge of Taiwan’s indigenous peoples and cultures in particular from anthropological perspectives. Students will be able to acquire the ability to conduct independent research and fieldwork which are essential for personal learning and professional development.
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