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Special Collections

The National Chung Cheng University has established several special collections to support some major University research and leisure reading interests. The following special collections are on display and are located on the eighth floor of the library building.

The American Studies Library Collection (ASLC) contains over 1,300 titles that have been donated by the American Institute in Taiwan since 1997. Similar to the academic field of American studies itself, this collection is extremely diverse and includes classic and contemporary American literature, studies of American history and politics, economic analyses, social commentary, and more. This is the true spirit of American studies: an interdisciplinary approach that explores the different aspects of American experience to attempt to define the complex nature of American society. This collection will assist Taiwanese researchers and university students in deepening their understanding of American history, government, civil society and political culture. The books in the ASLC collection are available to all academic institutions in Taiwan through interlibrary loan.

Strategy and International Affairs Studies Collection (SIASC): In response to the demands of national policy and the needs of the international relations and strategy studies in Central and Southern Taiwan, the Ministry of Education had subsidized the National Chung Cheng University Library to establish the Strategy and International Affairs Studies Collection. The mission of this collection is to collect books related to the fields of military strategy, defense and foreign policy, international affairs theory and comprehensive security, human security, human rights, cultural strategies, and analyses of Taiwan’s security environment and policymaking. This collection contains more than 1,900 titled volumes.

Taiwan Female Writers Collection (TFWC): The library has acquired a collection of more than 2,400 volumes to support the study of modern Taiwanese female writers of 1930s’ till the present. This collection highlights the literary works of more than 100 female writers who are representative of and influential in Taiwan and strives to collect critical works on these female writers. These manuscripts have been placed in an archive and are frequently displayed to enhance this special collection. The library is currently exhibiting the manuscript of Li-On who is one of the most famous feminist writers in Taiwan. The reading area of the collection is the most beautiful space in the library, and is decorated with warm lighting designs and characteristic Taiwanese Hakka patterns. From the reading room, readers can view the beautiful green scenery of the Chia-Nan Plain.