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New Support for the Taiwan Resource Center at GW Libraries

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Delegates from the Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office (TECRO), a branch of the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan), recently visited the Global Resources Center at the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library. This long-time partner of GW was crucial in establishing both the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs (ESIA) and the Taiwan Resource Center at the GW Libraries.

During this visit, these distinguished guests made a new commitment to provide $87,000 over three years to support GW's Taiwan-related initiatives. A major portion of this generous funding, $60,000, will support the Taiwan Resource Center, one of six centers in the Global Resources Center, housed on the seventh floor of the Gelman Library. An additional $27,000 will fund courses and programming on Taiwan through ESIA's Sigur Center.

Photo: Dr. Ta-Tung J. “Jacob” Chang, deputy representative, Republic of China (Taiwan), TECRO Washington, DC office; Dr. Michael E. Brown, Dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs and Professor of International Affairs and Political Science; Dr. Steven Lerman, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Chin-Sheng Chang, director, cultural division, TECRO; Dr. Edward A. McCord, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, Director of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and Director of the Taiwan Education and Research Program

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