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 Brief Introduction

This 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. This Department was added an M.A. program in 1991 and a Ph.D. program in 1995. The evening session of Chinese Department was then redesigned and opens to the students at night. In 2001, M.A. program of evening session was established for students who weren’t able to attend the courses during daytime. In year 2004, recruitment of advanced study in Graduate course had stopped while in year 2006; Institute of Modern Chinese Literature was established. In year 2008, our institute and department merged, and now the Chinese literature Department offers bachelor degree in Chinese literature, Master in Chinese Literature, Master of evening session of Chinese Department, Master of Modern literature and Doctoral degree in Chinese literature. In year 2009, Master of evening session of 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)


(Aug.2005- July 2008)

Y.Y. Chen

(Aug.2008-July 2011)

P.C. Shen

(Aug.2011- July 2013)


(Aug.2013-July 2015)

C.C. Lin

(Aug.2015- present)


Instruction and Research Facilities

The Department library and the main library house rich collections of books and periodicals on philosophy, religion, literature, linguistics, and art, providing both faculty and students, undergraduate and graduate, with ample resources for instruction and research. This Department has a computer room with 2 PCs and 1 laser printers for students to use, and an audio-visual room for teaching. Each teacher has a PC and printer for the use of research or teaching.