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Beginning in 1995, several faculty members of the Political Science Department at Soochow University, including Professor Mab Huang, now the Director of Chang Fo-Chuan Center for the Study of Human Rights and the Human Rights Program, offered courses in the human rights field, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They also collaborated with colleagues in Yang-ming Medical College (now National Yang-ming University) and the Taipei Municipal Teacher's College (now Taipei Municipal University of Education) in training teachers and compiling teaching materials for primary and secondary schools. In the year 1998, an International Conference on Human Rights Education was held in Taipei, and scholars and experts from the US, Europe and Japan were invited to give advice as to how to strengthen human rights education in Taiwan.
In 2000, the Chang Fo-Chuan Center for the Study of Human Rights was founded at Soochow University, Taipei. It is dedicated to research and education in the human rights field, including promotion of human rights education in primary and secondary schools. Four years later, an undergraduate human rights program was launched. In the fall of 2008, the Center inaugurates the human rights MA program.
The Center seeks to encourage research in the human rights field and to help facilitate human rights education, thus contributing to the development of a human rights culture in Taiwan.
The Directory of MA Human Rights Programs (primarily in the United States and Europe), Tong Jo-chu (ed.) (2006)
The Directory of NGOs, Tong Jo-Chu (ed.) (2006)
Human Rights Dictionary: International, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan (Bilingual), Mab Huang (editor-in-chief) (2007).
Taiwan Human Rights Journal, inaugural issue, December 2011.
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