Global: Kim Reimann

by Leah Seupersad

Kim Reimann, associate professor of political science and director of the Asian Studies Center at GSU, recently facilitated an agreement with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta for GSU to serve as an affiliate for the Taiwan Academy.

The agreement will increase learning and research opportunities at GSU and make the university’s Asian Studies Program a “contact point” of the Taiwan Academy. The academy was created by Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2011 to enhance Taiwan’s cultural exchanges with the international community and share its rich heritage and achievements with the world.

As a contact point, GSU will also offer an e-learning portal for education, which provides a high-tech multimedia environment for students and faculty members who want to learn about Taiwan’s language and culture.

Reimann, who traveled to Taiwan for a week this summer, said the agreement would provide GSU students and faculty more opportunities for scholarships and fellowships.

“This agreement solidifies our relationship with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Atlanta, which is one of the main ties to Taiwan in the Southeast,” Reimann said. “This is just a starting point, but it will help us reinforce several agreements we have with institutions in Taiwan, build up our Asian Studies Program within the university and provide more opportunities for our students who are interested in China, Taiwan or studying Chinese.”