“National Palace Museum“ and “Academia Sinica” have always been acknowledged as the “two crown jewels of sinology in Taiwan”. Now they have been officially integrated into one single platform, “Taiwan Academic Classics (TAC)”, in which “Taiwan Epochal Democracy Magazines” as well as other most relevant classics are also made available. These journal/magazine databases jointly collect many Taiwanese milestone classics from 1949 to present, witnessing Taiwanese developments and transitions in society, culture, democracy and academic thought. If you are planning to attend the 2022 EACS Conference in Olomouc, Czech Republic, you will be able to experience in person these brilliant databases, the pearls of sinology from Taiwan. You are most welcome to visit UDP’s exhibition booth, please join us to delve into the Chinese intellectual world through Taiwan Academic Classics!
The 24th biennial conference of the European Association for Chinese Studies (EACS) took place in Palacky University, Olomouc of Czech Republic, from August 24 to August 27, 2022. 600 sinological scholars participated in the conference, including on-site and on-line attendants coming from 30 countries globally. Many papers of Chinese studies focus on “the human rights, law, history, and culture of Ethic minority in China”. Meanwhile, “Taiwanese studies” become much more important than before in EACS. Plus, the Education Ministry of Germany sponsored the research project “Taiwan as a pioneer: local innovation in the dynamics of global megatrends” (TAP) which will most likely become a regular program/department of Taiwanese research in German. Trier University, Ruhr- University Bochum, and Tubingen University mange this project. Owing to Nancy Patricia Pelosi, the Speaker of United States House of Representatives, visited Taiwan in early this August and threatened war crisis between two sides of Taiwan Strait, European countries deeply concern about Taiwanese situations accordingly. As the host country in EACS conference, Czech Republic is specially friendly with Taiwanese while it is always far away from The Mainland China.
Over the past 12 months of preparations, the United Digital Publications proudly announce that the National Palace Museum Journals Archive is officially online! Over the past 20 years, National Palace Museum Journals Archive is globally recognized as the crown jewels of Sinology in Taiwan with Academia Sinica's journals. The 4-in-1 Archive inherits the full-text searchable feature and includes black-and-white to color picture functionality.
Due to the pandemic, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) suspended the annual conference last year. This year, AAS decided to rerun the annual conference during 21st to 26th March, but in an online way. With the rapid development of technology, the traditional exhibition turned out to be a virtual one, helping scholars all over the world exchange the latest knowledge on asian study. Of course, the United Digital Publications (UDP) is definitely not absent from the extremely important ceremony.
After the new “Taiwan Academic Classics” platform was launched for one month, the United Digital Publications, self-regarding as a "Taiwanese brand of quality Humanities and Social Sciences databases, will make one new product “The Continent Magazine Archive” be the 10th database on “Taiwan Academic Classics” platform.
The new "Taiwan Academic Classics" platform integrates the latest Elasticsearch and contemporary design concepts to modernize the Sinological culture's image giving ancient classics & manuscripts a brand new look. Not only does this increase search accuracy within the database, but it also provides a soothing experience while re-exploring the beauty of Sinology.