Aim of the DepartmentThe Graduate Institute of Musicology at National Taiwan University was established in July 1996. We have aimed to foster research potential in musicological scholarship, to build a Taiwanese musicological community, and to cultivate international scholarly exchange. Our educational goals are to integrate the various subdisciplines of musicology and to encourage interdisciplinary studies, thereby promoting the intellectual strengths of our faculty while making advantageous use of the rich academic resources of our university. We seek to develop approaches and methodologies that reflect the interrelationship of international and local perspectives, and thus to highlight the distinctive cultural and historical character of Taiwan while also articulating its place within Asian and global scholarship.
Our recent research foci include sound studies, music and modernity, and music and the body.