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Han-Hsiu Chen



Han-Hsiu Chen


Assistant Professor

Department of Cultural Vocation Development







Rm 710, General Studies Building

02-27712171 #5607




Heritage preservation and interpretation, memory and landscape, museum and local development, tobacco heritage preservation



PhD in Human Geography, Aberystwyth University, UK














Han-Hsiu is an assistant professor of Department of Cultural Vocation Development, National Taipei University of Technology in Taiwan. Han-Hsiu got her master in Museum Studies at University of Leicester, and BA in Indigenous Culture in Taiwan.

Han-Hsiu is interested in heritage-related issues, especially how heritage relate to memory, historical interpretation, museum, and community empowerment. Han-Hsiu’s doctoral research focused on-going heritage practices of tobacco agriculture in Taiwan. Han-Hsiu’s current research examined the meaning and value transformation of tobacco heritage, and published numerous academic articles and book chapters on international tobacco heritage practice. Han-Hsiu is also involved in community-led local heritage initiatives in Taipei City, particularly those relating to cultural and historical landscape in Songshan District where she lives.

Han-Hsiu teaches on a number of course related geography and history at undergraduate and postgraduate level, includes heritage interpretation, fieldwork, cultural landscape, geography of tourism, and cultural history.








・Chen, H. H. 2018. The production and meaning transition of tobacco and Japanese immigrant heritage in Fonglin Township. Taiwan wen hien: report of historico-geographical studies of Taiwan, V69(4), 35-63 (Published in Chinese, forthcoming in December)

・Chen, H. H. 2016. Following the Transfer of Technology: The Embedded Social Connections in Taiwan’s Tobacco Settlements. Advances in Historical Studies, 5, 102-111







・ Chen, H. H. 2014, Historical geography of tobacco industry in Taiwan: a materiality approach, in the section of Geographies of Agriculture and Labor, Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, April 8-12, Tampa, USA.

・ Chen, H. H. 2013, Reexamining agricultural landscape heritage: tobacco landscape commemoration in eastern Taiwan, Heritage Scapes: 14th Annual Heritage Seminar, the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, April 12, University of Cambridge, UK.




Ministry of Education 2018, University Social Responsibility, USR-cultural landscape transition in Songshan, Taipei City

Research Student


Name: Li, Xin-Shan

Subject: Historical area regeneration and cultural event production

Year: 2017 to present


Undergraduate Students






Fa-Chuan Huang 


I often been asked by others that “What can you do after graduated from CVD?” “CVD’s program is about what?”. CVD is different from the departments like Law, Engineering, Medical, Business, they’re all “understandable” department, because Taiwan is well developed up in those subjects. From my point of view, the meaning of be in a college is “learning things that others don’t”, and Taiwan is a bit lack of cultural vocation development. CVD is about culture, and I think now it is time for us, to enter CVD Department, to become a cultural agency, to open up Taiwan’s culture market.








Mu-Hsin Hung

Department of Cultural Vocation Development has a learning environment with a strong cultural literacy by providing diverse cultural related courses, such as Western Aesthetics, History of Art, History of Literature…etc. These courses not only provide cultural knowledge, but also enhance our knowledge about different culture in the world, make our aesthetic sense more sensitive, teaching us to pay attention to details in daily life and keep eye on things around us.

I believe that study at Department of Cultural Vocation Development really cultivate one’s temperament, and I can have some thoughts from heart while seeing different things in my life. Feels everything could be a kind of culture, that’s very special!






Rou-An Pan

Culture is an indispensable existence for all countries. No matter you are talking about business or doing business with foreign people, or even just having a small talk, the topic will be related to the culture of different countries. The department of cultural vocation development trained us a lot of different skills, not only to understand history and culture, more to understand the modern science and technology media. I enjoy the learning in this department, and believe that under the influence of these reports, we will become a group of promising young people who devote ourselves to cultural vocation development.






Li-Hua Huang

The professors of the Department expertise in literature, history, business, philosophy, art and film. Every professor is also very concerned about the problems and setbacks we encounter, and always stands by our side. We are serious about learning the contents of each lesson, and find our own interests. Through the resources and open internship opportunities, we find it easy to find our own goal and our job of our dreams. There are countless occupations that can be chosen after graduation, such as cultural-related tours, cultural and creative design, cultural administration, high-level examinations, etc. The Department of the cultural Vocation Development just like a big family. It is warm because everyone takes care of each other and relies on each other.


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