Being Nation’s only Department of Local Studies, we have
officially recruited undergraduate students in the
summer of 2005. Under Department of Local Studies, we
have undergraduate division and graduate division which
is Nation’s only Local Studies Department combining
undergraduate and graduate division.
To put local culture studies into the trend of
combination with diverse subjects, we expect to learn
from research methods of History and Human Geography. By
combining with diverse subjects, we truly hope we can
not only base on local studies but also have close
connection with the world studies.
By emphasizing academic theories as well as practical
experiences, we train students to specialize in the
ability to compile and write on local history, apply
geographical information system and propagate local
culture; this fits in with the societal development
which makes students have higher chances to get
We have plenty of research books about local culture
studies which is one of the characteristics in our
about graduate division
We are the fifth graduation division in National Hualien
University of Education.Due
to the rising of local culture studies in the recent
years, we applied for graduate division in 1998 to train
the needed specialists in different areas, such as
compiling and writing on local history, studying on
common people cultures, propagating cultural affairs and
teaching local culture.We recruited 10 graduate school
students of the first session in 1999, and then we
recruited 15 students in 2000 and 2001. In the following
2002 and 2003, we recruited 18 students each year. In
2004, we recruited 20 students who entered
pre-Graduate School Entrance Exam or Graduate School
Entrance Exam. There are four full-time teachers in our
department who are specialized in anthropogeography,
history, cultural administration and etc. Also there are
several part-time teachers who are specialized in
cultural anthropology, Twain history and etc.
B、Emphasis and Direction toward Development
1. Compiling and writing on local history and researches
on local cultural database.
train specialized students who have professional ability
to comprehend cultural theories and
histories;furthermore, they are capable of
elaborating Local Culture.
establish our department features, we cooperate with
East-Taiwan’s specialties of relationship among race
groups, human history and natural
culture and administrating culture.
geographical information to popularized culture and
education. Establishing our department as education and
research center of East-
Taiwan research databases; besides, cooperating with
accessible digital history database.
toward Development ：
specialized students who have professional ability in
common cultural theories and histories and then students
can be engaged in
popularizing culture, compiling and writing on history,
protecting cultural property and scheming for
Education of Native Taiwan Culture, especially from
contents of Twain social stratum, common people
cultures, and relationship
among race groups. We put emphases not only on Native
Twain Cultures but also on Chinese, East Asian and the
world’s Cultures in order to
bring up students’ compared with cultural viewpoints.
new researched of Cultural History from combining
subjects with History and Human Geography. Putting
studies of “Taiwan Culture”
into the trend of the combination with diverse subjects.
our department as the center of Twain Native Culture
Studies in East-Twaian. Because of East-Twain’s unique
racial groups and historical development, E-Twain has
quite different societal conditions and cultural
landscapes from other areas in Twain.
Hence, we can constantly weed through the old to bring
forth the new issues and constructs due to regional
characteristics. In view of conformity
and deepening of diverse subjects, we can present new
vision and new direction of studies.
up academic theories and practical experiences in order
to train students to have abilities of compiling and
writing on local history,
managing cultural administration and popularizing
education. Concrete examples as follows：
the training of History and Fieldwork within Cultural
Anthropology to train students who are specialized in
regional unique features to plan and promote cultural
geographical information and popularizing cultural
local cultural property and actively participating in
community’s cultural education popularization. By
building good interaction with
the community, we can propose continuous developmental
Geographical Information System with humanities.
Applying digital maps and remote sensing image to
digital archives, spatial
analysis studies, popularized culture, innovated
teaching and community plans. Building history database.
refresher courses for current teachers and offering
fulfilling nine-year-consistent teaching contents and
resources of local societal areas.
of Curriculum plans
train graduate students with the professional ability ,
we present focus of curriculum plans as follows：
theories and research methods of History and Human
and comparing Twain and other surrounding countries with
the world’s cultural history.
Twain cultures’ features and characteristics. Especially
we emphasize social life history, relations and cultures
of race groups,
spatial culture, and activities between families and
on Local culture and field investigation, particularly
Geographical Information to spatial analyses, digital
museums, popularized culture and education.
the ability to plan community in developmental culture
on the basis of local history.
connection between globalization and local cultures.
of Awarded Degree
of Arts B.A.
before 2005: Master of Education
after 2004: Master of Arts