The Center for Taiwan Studies (CTS) was established within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at UCSB in 2003.
Its goals are to:
- Organize scholarly and cultural events, such as international conferences on Taiwan Studies.
- Host programs, such as the Taiwan Studies Visiting Scholars and Taiwan Writers in Residence at UCSB.
- Make Taiwan writers' works available to English readers by publishing translations of their works, especially single volumes of representative works of major writers, as well as bilingual versions of selected works.
- Edit and publish monographs in English on Taiwan studies developed from the dissertations and research papers of young scholars and graduate students from universities in the United States.