The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) will be held at UCSB on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 10:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Flyer (PDF)

Here is some information for those already registered to take the TOCFL exam:

Please arrive before 9:50 A.M. to ensure we can begin the test on time. The test will go from 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Locations (based on the level of the exam you chose to take):

-Novice is at HSSB 2231  -Band A is at HSSB 2252  -Band B is at HSSB 4041 -Band C is at HSSB 4020

Mock tests can be found at

Good luck on the test!


Date: Wednesday, February 13, from 5-6:15 PM @HSSB Room 2252

At the lecture of Obscured History, Romanticised Memory, Professor Liza Wing Man Kam spoke about concepts of heritage, history and memory through investigating three urban scenarios and Hengchun— an extremely popular tourist sightseeing spot known as ‘Aka’s House’ fabricated after the popular Cape No. 7 film and its sequel; the discreet and non-captioned/explained Japanese colonial relics laying all over the old town; and the Western Gate of the Old Town embedded with its obscured history of the thousands of Taiwanese soldiers called into the army to fight for the Japanese during the Second World War. Event Brochure (PDF)


Date: Friday, February 1, 7:00 P.M.

We had a screening of the Taiwanese film, “Forever Love” on Friday, February 1, 7:00 P.M. at the Student Resources Building, Multipurpose Room!  Event Brochure (PDF) 


Date: Thursday, January 24 - Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Center for Taiwan Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, hosted a conference in collaboration with the BK21 Plus Education & Research Group for Chinese & Japanese Language and Culture, Korea University. It was held on January 24-26, 2019, at UCSB. The conference explored literatures written in Chinese that have developed in East Asia and under the influences of the Chinese cultural sphere in the past as well as widely spread over the world today since the last century. Event Brochure (PDF)





Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 

Speaker: John Fuh-sheng Hsieh, Professor in the Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina

Lecture Title:  “Equilibrium (or Lack Thereof) in the U.S.-China-Taiwan Relations”

This talk explored the roles played by China, Taiwan, and the U.S. in the cross-Strait relations, and demonstrated how the unitary actor model has to be modified in order to account for the dynamics of this triangular relationship. It is shown that when the moderate Kuomintang (KMT), a subnational actor, gains the governing power in Taiwan, it is the median voter in the cross-Strait relations game at the international level, while as a non-traditional KMT (like the KMT in the later years of President Lee Teng-hui’s term in office) or the Democratic Progressive Party is in power, it is the U.S. that becomes the median voter. Equilibrium differs, depending upon which party is in power in Taiwan.   

Event Brochure (PDF)