Taipei at nightTaiwan was christened Formosa or “beautiful island” by Portuguese sailors in the 16th entury. One hundred and sixty kilometers from the southeastern coast of china, located midway between Korea and Japan to the north and Hong Kong and the Philippines to the south, Taiwan is a natural gateway for travelers to and within Asia.The capital Taipei, is located in the northern corner of Taiwan and is home to over 2.6 million friendly residents.

Although Taiwan is a small island, its surface geology takes on a variety of formations, cultivating an abudndance of landscapes and ecosystems. Coupled with its diverse cultural relics, theme parks, and beaches, Taiwan enjoys a profuse suply of tourism resources. With the islant’s well-situated location, social order, pleasant climate, convenient transportation, and modern travel environment, you are worry-free and can enjoy yourself in comfort.

As the capital, Taipei is a virbrant blend of traditional culture and cosmopolitan life. Taipei is the polical, economic, educational and recreational center of the country, offering an array of significant cultural sights. With the wealth of interesting and fun activities available in Taipei, and its warm hospitality, visitors are certain to have an unforgettable experience in this remarkable city.

This year’s meeting is being held at the Academia Sinica, located in Nanjang, Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Academia Sinica, one of the most preeminent academic institution in the Republic of China, was founded in 1928 to promote and undertake scholarly research in sciences and humanities. It is now a modern research institution with a worldwide reputation and a proud tradition. Many of the twenty-four research institutes and seven research centers are headed by world-renowned scholars and staffed by highly trained, motivated, and creative young investigators.