Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies (臺灣漢學資源中心) opened in May 2016 at the Faculty of Philology of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, the first such institution in Poland. The inauguration ceremony of the Taiwan Resource Center for Chinese Studies was honored by the presence of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University, professor Wojciech Nowak, and the Director General of the National Central Library in Taiwan, professor Shu-Hsien Tseng, who both signed the memorandum of cooperation between the institutions.
Under the memorandum, the Jagiellonian University received from the National Central Library a gift of a collection of almost 800 sinological books, as well as the promise of expanding the collection in the future. Among the books donated by the Director General of the NCL there are two exceptional titles: a replica of the 800-year-old scroll of poetry by Su Dongpo and a replica of the Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest printed book.
The users of the Jagiellonian Library have at their disposal books on philosophy, history, linguistics, culture and art, literature and literary studies, politics, economics, law and social sciences regarding China and Taiwan, most of which are written in Chinese.