About the conference

The sharing and variations of Han Character is a unique feature among a number of Asian languages. Korean learns Hanja, Japanese learns Kanji, Chinese in Mainland China and Singapore learns simplified Hanzi while Chinese in Taiwan and Hong Kong learns traditional Hanzi. This Conference aims to bring together scholars, researchers and practitioners from different Asian countries to foster international knowledge exchanges and research collaborations on Han characters education and research. Building upon accomplishments and successes in the first five conferences, the seventh one will be held at Kaohsiung, Taiwan in early of January 2017.

Conference Date: 5 – 8 January 2017 (Thur. to Sun.)
Conference Venue:

5/1 ~ 7/1

National Kaohsiung Normal University (No.116, Heping 1st Rd., Lingya District, Kaohsiung City 80201, Taiwan (R.O.C.))

Student Union Center, International Conference Hall, Administration Building, College of Humanity at NKNU

How to get there: http://www.nknu.edu.tw/~gad/news/transinfo.htm

Campus Map: http://w3.nknu.edu.tw/images/images/hp_01.jpg


Wenzao Ursuline University of Language (900, Min-Tzu 1st Road, Sanming District Kaohsiung, 807 Taiwan, R.O.C.)

Cardinal Shan International Conference Hall, Zhishan Hall at WUUL

How to get there: http://c005.wzu.edu.tw/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=GA005&Rcg=13

Campus Map: http://c005.wzu.edu.tw/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=GA004&Rcg=13


  1. Han character education: including theoretical framework, teaching and learning materials, pedagogical strategies, information technology in Han character education; classical Chinese or literary Chinese and so on.
  2. Researches on Han character: including history of Han character, philology of Han character, theoretical framework, annotation, study of Han character etc.

The Conference is co-hosted by: 

Graduate Institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second / Foreign Language, Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Graduate Institute of Chinese Classics, Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan
Department of Language and Literature, Taitung University, Taiwan
Department of Applied Chinese and graduate institute of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan
Ethnic Research Centre for Folklore, Classics and Chinese Characters, Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China
Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and Research (CACLER), Faculty of Education, The Univerity of Hong Kong
Han Character Education Research Center
The Korea association for Han-Character and classical written language education
Institute of Chinese characters & Korean literature in classical Chinese, Korea University
Society for Korean Classical Chinese Education
Tokyo Gakugei University