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Alumna Cleisha-Bernise Springer (克莉沙) is a former IMAS student working at the Embassy of Saint Lucia in Taiwan as Second Secretary. She encourages our international students to step out of their comfort zone and explore Taiwan outside of the regular classroom. Diving into Taiwanese culture and interacting with locals give a deeper understanding of Taiwan as a whole. Watch her full message in the video below.

Seth Paternostro is a recent graduate of Princeton University, where he received an B.A. in East Asian Studies, summa cum laude. His coursework focused on Chinese language, politics, and culture. Through research projects, Seth also explored multiple topics, including eunuchs after the fall of the Qing dynasty, propaganda posters in early reform-era China, and culinary history. His senior thesis, “Tasting Communism: Comrade Cookery and the Politics of Eating in Mao’s China, 1949—1965,” challenges previous conceptualizations of socialist cuisine and probes its intersections with national identity. Lingering questions about food culture

Ian Easton is the Senior Director of the Project 2049 Institute and an alumnus who graduated with an M.A. in China Studies from the IMAS program at NCCU in 2008. The courses and professors in IMAS greatly shaped his career in becoming a Strategic Security Analyst conducting research on defense and security issues in Asia. His work has been featured in major U.S. and Asian media outlets, such as the New York Times, Reuters, Huffington Post, NHK, CCTV, and the Taipei Times. He is also the author of "The

On the new year’s weekend of 2021, Dr. Kuan’s course in Modernization and Social Development of Indigenous Peoples in Taiwan went on their second field trip of this semester. This time brought the students to Jianshi (Cisnbu) Township in Hsinzhu County. First stop was the Indigenous Culture Museum for a comprehensive introduction of the region learning about the geographical location of different Atayal communities in the area. Even though lacking funds for a greater museum collection, the staff and community are determined to revitalize indigenous culture and tradition to

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