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About Us

Brief Introduction

Chinese Literature Department was founded in 1956 and added an evening division in 1967. The History & philology Graduate Institute was founded with the Chinese Literature Section planned and given lessons by this Department and the Section of History in 1985. Chinese Literature department was added an M.A. program in 1991 and a Ph.D. program in 1995. The evening session of the Chinese Department was then redesigned and opened to the students at night. In 2001, the evening session's M.A. program was established for students who were not able to attend the courses during the daytime. In the year 2004, the recruitment of advanced study in the Graduate course had stopped in 2006; the Institute of Modern Chinese Literature was established. In the year 2008, our institute and department merged. Now, the Chinese literature Department offers a bachelor's degree in Chinese literature, a Master in Chinese Literature, a Master of the evening session of Chinese Department, Master of Modern literature, and Doctoral degree in Chinese literature. In the year 2009, the Master of the evening session of the Chinese Department stopped to take in new students.

Past & Present Chairpersons

C. M. Shih

(Aug.1956-July 1959)

T. K. Sung

(Aug.1959-July 1960)

C. M. Shih

(Aug.1960-July 1969)

I.M. Hsieh

(Aug.1969-July 1971)

S. C. Yu

(Aug.1971-July 1974)

H. Wan

(Aug.1974-July 1976)

Y. Wu

(Aug.1976-July 1981)

Y.N. Tang

(Aug.1981-July 1983)

T.C. Yu

(Aug.1983-July 1985)

I.M. Hsieh

(Aug.1985-July 1991)

C. H. Yeh

(Aug.1991-July 1994)

T. T. Sung

(Aug.1994- July 1997)

M.Y. Liao

(Aug.1997-July 2000)

K.P. hang

(Aug.2000- July 2003)

C.C. Chang

(Aug.2003- July 2005)

W.Y. Wang

(Aug.2005- July 2008)

Y.Y. Chen

(Aug.2008-July 2011)

P.C. Shen

(Aug.2011- July 2013)

H.Y. Yeh

(Aug.2013-July 2016)

C.C. Lin

(Aug.2015- July 2019)

M.H. Kao

(Aug.2019-July 2021)

S.S. Huang

(Aug.2021- present)

Teaching Environment

Chinese Literature Department is on the northeast side of the Kuang-Fu Campus, the largest and most beautiful campus of National Cheng Kung University. Our department stands in the middle of the Banyan Garden and embraces green environments, Cheng Kung Lake, and the ancient Minor West Gate; it is an excellent place for making people feel a sense of longing for the past and a sense of mission to pass on the culture. Taiwan's leading architects David Wang Da-Hung designed the building, and a cloister connects a triple building and two atriums. There are also elegant pavilions, pagoda-shaped streetlamps, flowers, and trees inside as decorations. Furthermore, the Department has well-equipped facilities, such as discussion rooms, reading rooms, departmental history rooms, professional performance rooms (drama), calligraphy rooms, newspaper reading rooms, and pantries. It makes a suitable and comfortable study environment.

1) Teaching Facilities
Fully air-conditioned classrooms are equipped with audio amplification, DVD players, projectors, screens, and some classrooms provide digital information podium; in addition, laptops are also provided for teachers to use.
2) Professional Performance Classroom
The creative theatre space is the most innovative theatrical space on campus, equipped with multi-colored LED lighting, speakers, panoramic projectors, vinyl flooring, and mirrors, as essential for teaching and creative design. Like a professional “black box” theatre, it can be a classroom and rehearsal space and a theatre during performances. It is to offer a hands-on experience that is practical, relevant, and inspiring to our students.
3) Audio Visual Classroom
An amphitheater audio visual classroom is equipped with a digital information lectern, projector, DVD player, 120-inch motorized screen, audio equipment and a computer for teachers to use in class.