About Taipei

  • About Taipei

  • Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China (ROC), also known as Taiwan, serving as the political, economic, and cultural center of the island. The metropolitan area of Taipei City is home to about 7 million people. The city has a lot to offer for students who want to learn Chinese language and culture, needless to say, the unique indigenous Taiwanese heritage.


    The National Palace Museum has one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts and artworks in the world.Taipei 101 is now the world’s second tallest building. Taipei is known for its many night markets, the most famous of which is the Shilin Night Market. Meanwhile, Taipei is also part of a major industrial and commercial hub. Railways, high speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island.

  • Discover Taiwan

  • Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Taper Hall 356
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0357

  • All photos taken by Elissa L., Yulee Kim and Ka Wong