Date: December 1, 2016
French academic Samia Ferhat and the EU Center at National Sun Yat-sen University in southern
Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City are the winners of the prestigious Taiwan-France Cultural Award presented Nov. 28 in Paris by Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun.
“We would like to thank these two well-deserved recipients, as well as all previous winners, for their support of the country and contributions to promoting Taiwan culture in Europe,” Cheng said during the presentation ceremony at the historic Institut de France.
On her first overseas visit in an official capacity, Cheng said France is a “dear friend” that listens to, understands and responds to Taiwan. “Paris is the city of light and an important portal for the rest of the world to access Taiwan culture.”
Ferhat, a scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and lecturer at the Universite Paris Ouest, was recognized for dedicating more than 20 years of her life to the study of Taiwan’s domestic politics, according to the Ministry of Culture. [FULL STORY]