Our division houses six programmes belonging to three general categories of traditional learning: language/literature, communication, and sociology/social work.  These areas of expertise, which used to be compartmentalized in terms of perception and pedagogy, have increasingly tended to cross boundaries to interact with each other within the division as well as with the programmes outside of the division.  Staff and students of our division have been cultivating a consciousness of reaching out to other areas of expertise than their own, to respond to new trends such as social management, digital media, etc.  With this burgeoning consciousness which echoes the whole person education objective of UIC, we strive to nurture well rounded future leaders who can relate themselves to as many facets of the world as we have tried to prepare them.  I hope you share the same vision and enthusiasm with us.  Welcome to UIC.

     Prof. Mei-hwa Sung
                                              Dean and Professor
                                Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Prof. Mei-hwa Sung

A literary scholar and seasoned educator, Professor Sung has achieved a laudable record of teaching, research and administration at National Taiwan University and Tamkang University. Recipient of the Harvard-Yenching Doctoral Fellowship, she obtained her PhD degree in English from Brown University. During her 36 years of service at universities in Taiwan, she has held a number of key academic positions in addition to teaching and research.


At NTU, she served as Director of the Graduate Institute of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Chairperson of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Director of the Center for International Academic Exchange. At Tamkang University, she held the office of Dean of Foreign Languages and Literatures.  She also served as Director of the Research Program Office at the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange.