This graduate institute is interdisciplinary, where theories and history of architecture and settlements are examined to underlie the study of tangible cultural heritage, such as historic monuments, archaeological sites, and cultural landscape, in combination with the study of intangible cultural heritage, including folklore, traditional craftsmanship and fine arts. It aims to provide a higher education with international vision and cultural self-identity for prospective academic and practitioners in the aforesaid fields, as well as actively promotes itself as a center of excellence in Taiwan.



    Full-time Faculty


 Associate Professor Chiou, Bor-Shuenn

Ph.D. in Architecture from the University of Edinburgh, UK
Website: http://ach.tnua.edu.tw/page3-1-4.htm
Associate Professor Chiou specializes in history and theories of Western architecture, architectural historiography and geomancy. Important journal papers include “Traditional Architecture and Cosmology” published in Scientific Knowledge, “On Pevsner's An Outline of European Architecture: A Case of Demonstration for the Hegelian Approach to Architectural Historiography” and “Commentary on Young-Tzu Wong, A Paradise Lost: The Imperial Garden Yuanming Yuan” published in New History, and “A Preliminary Survey on the Dunhuang Manuscripts of Feng Shui,” and “A Preliminary Survey on the Tanlang Terms” published in the Journal of Cultural Resources.
His important research results include “A Sino-Western Comparative Case Study on the Reconstruction of the Design Principle and Procedure of Traditional Houses” which received an A-Class Research Award from the National Science Council; in addition, the preservation and plans for passing down traditional skills: “Report of the Preservation and Inheriting Plan for the Craftsmanship of Master Canpenter Shi Kunyu” commissioned by the Council for Cultural Affairs Center for Traditional Arts, and research series such as the “A
Documentary Survey on the Chinese Traditional Building Ritual of “Raising the Ridge-Pole”
“A Preliminary Survey of the Dunhuang Manuscripts of Feng Shui”
and “A Tentative Establishment of the Environmental Epistemological System of the Traditional Chineseon the Bans of the Integration of the Results of Separate Research Projects” etc.


    Associate Professor Huang, Shih-Chuan

Ph.D. in Engineering from Tokyo University
Website: http://ach.tnua.edu.tw/page3-1-5.htm
Assistant Professor Huang Shih-Chuan served as a consultant for the “Forestry Bureau Cultural Assets Inventory and Guidance Plan.” She authored “Mountain City and Water Town Architecture” published by Linking Publishing Co., and composed the chapters of“City of Mountains and Ocean – Yokohama.”
Important papers published in journals or in seminars recently include “The Traditional Architecture in Taiwan Architect History Research during Japanese Occupation” published in the Modern Chinese Architect Research and Conservation IV, 〈建功神社物言わぬ歴史の証人〉published in the Journal of Architectural Building and Science, 〈台湾における近代建築の保存に関する研究プロビンシア城について〉published in the 2002 Academic Support Team Summaries, and “Colony Architecture and Ceremony Locations” published in the “Taoyuan Shrine Center- Colonial History Museum’ Looking Back, Reflections, and Reproduction Seminar.”
She has served as the project director for various research plans, including the “Western Architecture Operation Manual,” the publishing plan of the Japanese book translated into Chinese - “Restoration – Reviving the Skills of Historical Community Architecture,” the publishing plan of the Japanese book translated into Chinese -“Modern Architecture Disintegration,” and the “Cultural Assets Inventory Guidance Plan” and “Danshui Concrete Cultural Assets Inventory Plan” by the Taiwan Postal Co.


    Professor Lin, Cheng-Wei

Ph.D. in Literature from Osaka University, Japan
Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin is specialized in Folk crafts aesthetic (Mingei), folklore, and traditional arts & culture.
Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin was author of the ‘Modern Craft and Design Movements’ and many more.
His major dissertations included ‘Shrine Otsuzumi and Noh Music – Profile of Japanese Folklore’ in Taiwan Shrine Otsuzumi Reports published by National Taiwan Museum; ‘The Concept formation and Development of Taiwan Modern “Crafts”’ in WORDS FOR DESIGN 2 published by Japan Design Forum; ‘Ceremonies for Ritual Boundaries in Huagau, A Folk Religion of Taiwan’ in Koyasan University and Koyasan Shingon Buddhism published by Esoteric Buddhist Studies: Identity in Diversity; ‘Arts, Climate, District --- The Formation and Implementation of YANAGI Muneyoshi’s the Early Mingei (folk craft) Ideas’ in Art Review No. 17 published by Taipei National University of the Arts; and ‘Taiwanese crafts movement of Yen Shui-Long and Yanagi Muneyoshi – The Folk Crafts (Mingei) in a Comparative Perspective’ in Art Review No. 18 published by Taipei National University of the Arts.
There were articles published in journals for Chinese, Japanese, and English included ‘Creation and Characteristics on the Principal and Subordinate Relationship of Worshiping God in Taiwanese Tradition’; ‘Taiwanese Folk Crafts and Yanagi Muneyoshi’; ‘Mascot in Baby Shower and Traditional Value’; ‘Subordinate God under the Taiwanese Folk Religious’; ‘Lucky Artifacts among Taiwan’; Paper Craft in Puli Township for Buddhist Sacrificial Ceremony in 2008 – Superb and Vivid Folkarts'; and
Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin is currently devoting on the researches in intangible cultural capital, traditional art aesthetics (mingei aesthetic), Taiwanese folkarts, and religious art during Japanese Colonial Period.


    Associate Professor Chiang, Min-Chin

Ph.D. in Archaeology from Leiden University, The Netherlands
Dr. Min-Chin Chiang recently published Memory Contested, Locality Transformed: Representing Japanese Colonial ‘Heritage’ in Taiwan (Amsterdam University Press and Chicago University Press, 2012) based on her Ph.D. research. Her important publications include “The Hallway of Memory—A Case Study on the Diversified Interpretation of Cultural Heritage in Taiwan,” in Heylen, Ann and Sommers, Scott, eds., Becoming Taiwan: From Colonialism to Democracy (Wiesbaden: The Harrassowitz Publishing Company, 2010); and “Building Locality at Sites of Memory in Taiwan” in Archiv Orientální / Oriental Archive: Quarterly Journal of African and Asian Studies. (2010) 78: 3: 321-339. Her research field lies in craft, intangible heritage, and heritage dynamics in relation to community, institution and global consumerism.

She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage, and has been working for the TNUA Center for Traditional Arts since 2012. She was an associate of Fellowships for Doctoral Candidates in the Institute of Taiwan History at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2010-2011), and was the Acting Director of a municipal museum, Taipei County Gold Ecological Park.



The Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage has established various small and middle sized classrooms, a small lecture hall that can seat 60 people, a graduate student research room, and a library that’s collection is based on cultural assets and historical architecture. In terms of the teaching instrument equipment, there are special facilities such as a theodolite, a plane table, a laser range finder, and range finder binoculars that are provided for course learning and field research. This Institute also has a case research room that focuses on the research of domestic architecture and cultural assets. The main publication - “The Almanac of Taiwan Cultural Properties Conservation” once obtained awards such as the Government Information Office Award for Outstanding Government Publications and the National Library Award for Outstanding Reference Books.



Course Outline for Graduate Institute of Architecture and Cultural Heritage.


Course Outline

Credits Required

Compulsory Course set by University

Guan-du Master Series


Compulsory Courses Set by Institute

Independent Study


Division of Architecture and Tangible Cultural Heritage

Methodology I


Division of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Methodology II

Cross Division Elective Courses



additional credits

Elective Courses

External Courses


Division of Architecture and Tangible Cultural Heritage

Historic Preservation


Architecture History

Settlements and Archaeological sites

Division of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Traditional Craftsmanship and Fine Arts

Folklore and Cultural Artifacts

General Studies

Minimum Required Credits for Graduation



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