Since the establishment of the Center for the Studies of Everyday Life in 2003, it has carried out a number of projects and studies. From 2004 to 2005, the Center was commissioned by the National Science and Technology Museum to research the technological development of Taiwan’s textile industry and the changes in society and culture; the collections of objects related to the history of Taiwan’s textile industry and writings on the development history of Taiwan’s textile industry. The center’s current projects include research on Taiwan’s popular night markets, Taiwan’s anime, and the woodcarving industry of Sanyi. In 2007, the center was commissioned by the Credit Union League of the Republic of China to compose the development history of the Taiwan credit union movement.
Compile and catalog information regarding popular culture, field studies, cultural industries and cultural organizations.
Collect, store and research popular culture-related field study data.
Explore possible mechanisms of cultural development.
Investigate cultural development mechanisms from the perspective of daily life and analyze the relationship between these mechanisms and social development.
Objectives and Focuses:
The Center for the Studies of Everyday Life was established to investigate daily life in Taiwanese society, sources of the public’s value definitions and the major characteristics, developments, and evolution of the mechanisms involved in the life planning methods of the majority of the people.
To understand the characteristics and fundamentals of Taiwan’s society and popular culture.
To explore the possibilities or mechanisms of the development of popular culture.
To disseminate the results of explorations into cultural and social development mechanisms.
To establish a significant role in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences in terms of research and dissemination of social and cultural development principles and theories.