On Friday, 11 February 2022, the first face-to-face TAP meeting took place at the Ruhr University Bochum. "Taiwan as a Pioneer" (TAP) is a supra-regional BMBF project in cooperation with the universities of Trier, Bochum and Tübingen. The aim is to investigate Taiwan's role as an innovator in the dynamics of global megatrends and to contribute to promoting the structural strengthening and networking of Taiwanese research in the field of sinology.
Present were (from left to right) Dr. Thomas Fliß and the project and research coordinator Dr. rer. pol. Josie-Marie Perkuhn from Trier, Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata, head of the Taiwan Research Unit at the Ruhr University Bochum, Dr. Chien Hung-yi, head of the Bochum research project and the research assistant Tamina Renner.
One of the items on the agenda was the translation of the project title into Chinese. After extensive discussion, the choice fell on Taiwan zuo touzhen/Tâi-uân Tsò Thâu-tīn: Zai quanqiu dashi tiaozhan zhong de difang chuangxin 台灣做頭陣：在全球大勢挑戰中的地方創新 (Taiwan as Pioneer - Local Innovation in the Dynamics of Global Megatrends).
The dates for the first workshops were also set and the methodological manual was determined.