The Center for Taiwan Studies (CTS) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) organizes and hosts cultural and intellectual events that primarily engage the Humanistic and Social Sciences. Since its foundation in 2003, the Center has invested in the study of Taiwan’s literature, history, culture and society, featuring comparative interdisciplinary approaches. CTS has received generous support from the Taiwan Studies Project funded by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education, and in 2019, the Ministry of Education renewed its support for another five-year term. CTS is affiliated with the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and serves as a platform to bring together various publics and the academy, supporting the research and cultural engagement interests of students and faculty from a variety of disciplines. Key programming involves writers, scholars, artists, musicians and other cultural and intellectual producers and is designed to generate and deepen, through collaborative projects pursued by faculty and students from a variety of disciplines, critical interest in Taiwan-related knowledge.