NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY, TAINAN, TAIWAN
BANYAN
Volume 22 Issue 3 - May 11, 2012
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Shoou-Jinn Chang
InGaN–GaN Multiquantum-Well Blue and Green Light-Emitting Diodes
Hsing-I Hsiang
Dielectric properties and microstructure of Nb-Co codoped BaTiO3-(Bi0.5Na0.5)TiO3 ceramics
Hsisheng Teng
Regulation of the Physical Characteristics of Titania Nanotube Aggregates Synthesized from Hydrothermal Treatment
Ching-Fu Chen
Personality, safety attitudes and risky driving behaviors- Evidence from young Taiwanese motorcyclists
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NCKU Press Center
NCKU Jade Mountain Forum Focuses on Sustainable Environment
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NCKU Press Center
Universities in s. Taiwan team up to explore human mind, behavior
NCKU Press Center
2012 World Minnan Culture Festival kicks off at NCKU
NCKU Press Center
Russia’s SPbSU and Taiwan’s NCKU beef up academic cooperation
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NCKU research team won gold and silver medals at 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
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2012 World Minnan Culture Festival kicks off at NCKU
NCKU Press Center
[Tainan, Taiwan, 28 April 2012]
Taiwan’s largest-ever Minnan culture festival kicked off Saturday at Cheng Kung Hall, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) where international academic forums on the Minnan culture were held to uplift and accelerate the research momentum on Minnan culture.

Scholars and experts from the United States, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, China, Malaysia and Taiwan gathered to provide a broad yet in-depth analysis of Minnan culture from the perspectives of literature, folk art, architecture, cinema and cuisine.

At the opening ceremony, President Ma Ying-Jeou used Minnan to greet everyone and welcomed people from around the world to attend the forums to exchange views on Minnan culture.

President Ma said according to the data from 2009 Ethnologue, the total population of Minnan is about 46 millions, ranking in the top 30 of some 6,000 languages in the world.

Ma said, the long history of Minnan culture with its far-fetching significance originated from Heluo and has extended worldwide.

Minan people travelled farther and longer than those in the Age of Discovery, Ma added, noting that people in Quanzhou, southern Fujian, China, in 1009 had started the overseas exploration, helping bridge the trade routes between the West and the East.

Ma pointed out the voyage of Minnan people was very different from western expansion in that Minnan people were aggressive but not plundering, open but not weak, for they didn’t take things away but rather left the heritage to the regions, helping their culture blend into local ones.


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