Upgrading and Promoting Taiwan’S Hakka Studies Regionally and Globally(1/2)

Project Details


Southeast Asian Studies in Taiwan referred to Chinese research on Chinese education and literature in early times, and research on Taiwanese businessmen and marital immigrants around the year of 2000. Most of the previous studies were based on "external perspective/Taiwan perspective" and did not develop "local" perspective of Southeast Asia to conduct research on history and social structure. Nevertheless, in 2016, the government actively promoted "New Southbound Policy" and emphasized "human-based" regional connection to approach "local" perspective. Hakka research plays significant role in the change from external to local perspective of Southeast Asia research. Since studies on overseas Hakka has accumulated relative amount of field data and results, it can further develop "Hakka" as the approach to get closer to Southeast Asian society. Based on Hakka as research on unique dialect group/ethnic group, it can study interaction among ethnic groups to enhance research on Hakka heterogeneity/homogeneity, heterogeneity/homogeneity of Chinese community, interaction between Chinese and other groups and social existence to probe into social structure and national policy of Southeast Asia. This project launches "academic social movement of self-reinforcement" of College of Hakka Studies. It combines project host's abundant experience (from 2003 to the present) to develop and plan Southeast Asia research, academic network of international Southeast Asia research, plentiful research of professors of College of Hakka Studies and current research team (6 members). In three years, it continuously probes into and develops present and new research issues in order to upgrade group and personal international influence and construct College of Hakka Studies, National Central University as important academic base of regional/international Southeast Asian Studies /Ethnic Studies.
Effective start/end date1/08/1931/07/20

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • Hakka Studies, Ethnic Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, Regionalization, Globalization, New Southbound Policy


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