The platform's unique "image search" feature is worth mentioning. This innovative tool allows researchers to conduct visual comparisons and explorations of artworks, in addition to standard text searches. Zhang shares three representative research outcomes below, which is achieved by using the "image search" feature on the "National Palace Museum Journal Database."
Our marvelous partnership with EVIS can be passed on to the next generation. Since 2003, UDP went from the initial awkward exchanges with their representatives, to now establishing subscriptions with over 300 institutions in more than 30 countries, EVIS has made remarkable contributions and completely transformed UDP's development strategies and direction. Kent, President of EVIS, visited UDP on May 19, 2023. He has willingly declined partnership invitations from leading competitors, just to maintain the relationship with UDP.
In late August 2022, Manager Mr. Chung visited prominent university libraries in Singapore, such as the National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. While exploring local curatorial units and cultural events and expanding business opportunities, he also collected a wealth of local historical and cultural data, yielding fruitful results.
In the autumn of 2022, UDP visited Malaysia to meet potential clients and explore new collaboration opportunities. During this visit, there was significant interest from several university libraries, expressing great enthusiasm for our databases on history and culture.
“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.