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Preface

   Over the past forty years, the development of Taiwan's economy has made such great strides that it has come to be described throughout the international community as the 'Taiwanese Miracle', and through his immense contribution to the process of Taiwan's economic development, Dr. Kwoh-Ting Li has played a key role in realizing this 'miracle'. In order to present their founder's contribution to Taiwan's economic development, in conjunction with informing others of Taiwan's economic modernization experiences, China Technical Consultants, Inc., are proceeding with the construction of the Kwoh-Ting Library and Archives in Dr. Li's alma mater, the National Central University (NCU), where the Research Center for Taiwan Economic Development is also established for the purpose of carrying out the operation of this Library and promoting research work into Taiwan's economic development.



Functions and Specialization of the RCTED


1. Functions
a. To collect national and international data and research work on Taiwan's economic development.
b. To conduct research work on Taiwan's economic development policies and to make policy recommendations.
c. To sponsor scholarly exchanges on Taiwanese economic development research, and to promote advanced research, with the aim of making in order to make the RCTED the primary center in the world of researches on Taiwan's economic development.
d. To manage the Kwoh-Ting Library and Archives.
e. To publish research papers and books, both in English and Chinese, for the purpose of promoting the understanding of Taiwan's economic development experiences, and helping policy makers from other countries to successfully utilize Taiwan's experiences to develop their own economies.

2. Specialization
The personal files of Dr. K.T. Li will form the core of the library's collection. The library will also collect and organize the personal files of other prominent policy makers in the formulation and implementation of Taiwan's economic policy. As such, the library collection will include almost all of the most important information relating to Taiwanese economic development from 1960 to 1980 - a critical economic take-off period for Taiwan.
In order to maintain its specialization, the RCTED will, on a regular basis, collect all information that is deemed significant in the field of Taiwan economic policy formulation, and make it available, along with other supporting resources (computers, research rooms, and so on), for research purposes. The primary objective of the RCTED is that the NCU will become widely recognized as the foremost organization for the study and research of Taiwan's economic policies.





The Organization of the RCTED

1. Organization
a. The RCTED will be directly under the supervision of the President of NCU.

b. There is an advisory committee consisting of twelve members from both within and outside of the NCU, that serves, at the invitation of the President, to assist him in supervising the operations of the RCTED. The length of service for members of this committee will be a two-year renewable period, with the President acting as the chairman. The advisory committee currently has the following members:

Honorary Chairman: K.T. Li, Senior Advisor to the President of the R.O.C.

Chairman of Advisory Committee: Chuan-Sheng Liu, President, National Central University.

Members:
Pin-Kung Chiang
Vice-Chairman,
The Legislative Yuan.
Samuel Shieh
Former President of the Central Bank.
Lawrence Lau
Kwoh-Ting Li Professor of Economics,
Stanford University, and Fellow of Academia Sinica.
Chou-Ming Wang
Former Chairman, the Board of Directors of
the Institute for Information Industry.
Tzong-Shian Yu
Former President of the Chung-hua Institution for Economic Research and Fellow of Academia Sinica.
Wan-An Yeh
Former Vice-Chairman, the Council for Economic Planning and Development, Executive Yuan.
Chi Schive
President, Taiwan Academy of Banking and
Finance.
Wei-Te Liu
Chairman, the Board of Trustees of China
Technical Consultants, Inc.
Kuo-Chi Wang
Honorary Chairman, the Board of Trustees of China Technical Consultants, Inc.
Gee San
Professor, Graduate Institute of Industrial Economics and Department of Economics, NCU.
Joseph S. Lee
Professor of Human Resource Management and
Dean of School of Management, NCU.


c.
The primary duties of the RCTED director include:
(i) Developing, coordinating, and promoting economic research.
(ii) Cooperating with individuals and organizations outside of the university in promoting the business of the Center.
The present RCTED acting director is professor Yun-Peng CHU, professor of economics, School of Management, NCU.

d. Current Programs
(1) Sustainable development
(2) Law and economics
(3) Industrial economics
(4) Human resources
(5) Science based industrial park research
(6) Cross-strait policies
(7) Technological development

2. Building Facilities
The Kwoh-Ting Library and Archives complex, which houses the RCTED, has seven floors and a two-level basement, with total office space of 7,361.61m2. The complex consists of a browsing room, a public reading room, the Dr. K.T. Li exhibition center, an international conference hall, two medium-sized conference rooms, five executive offices, five seminar rooms, forty research fellow offices, and sixteen research assistant offices.


3. Library Materials
The library currently holds two sets of Dr. K.T. Li's files, one set of personal files from both Mr. Wan-An Yeh and Dr. Samuel Shieh, and one set of policy and research reports from the Chung Hua Institution for Economic Research. There are, in addition, documents contributed by the Council for Economic Planning and Development, the Council for Labor Affairs, the Council of Agriculture, the Commission on Research, Development and Evaluation, the Science-Based Industrial Park in Hsinchu, and the Tao-Yuan County Government. These files, reports, books, and documents are available to the general public and some of them will be accessible via the internet.




Completed and Ongoing Projects of the RCTED (1998∼2002)

1.
Publication of the catalog of Dr. K.T. Li's files.
2.
Sponsor of the Session on Interactions Between Industrial Transformation and Urban Development, the 22nd Annual Convention of the International Urban Development Association.
3.
Sponsor of the first International Conference on High-tech Industry Human Resource Management, 19th-20th June 1998.
4.
Co-sponsor, with Nanjing University, of the Conference on the Impact of the Asian Financial Crisis on Taiwan's and Mainland China's Economies, September 1998.
5.
Commissioned Research Project on The Acquisition of Skill of Professional Workers in High-Tech Industry in Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park.
6.
Commissioned Research Project on Feasibility Study of Enterprising the Operation of Motors and Vehicles Administration, 1998.
7.
Sponsor of the International Conference on Recent Developments in Involuntary Unemployment in Asian Countries: Causes and Policies, 14th-15th June 1999.
8.
Commissioned Research Project on Feasibility study on Vocational Training Vouchers for Involuntary Unemployed Workers, 1999.
9.
Commissioned Research Project on An Evaluation of the Unemployment Insurance Program for the R.O.C, 1999.
10.
Sponsor of the Conference on Labor Statistics and Economic Development, 29th-30th September 1999.
11.
Sponsor of the Conference on Sustainable Growth and Economic Development Policies, December 1999.
12.
Sponsor of the Exchange Books and Materials Projects Across the Strait, May 2001-July 2002.
13.
Commissioned Research Project on Strengthing the Employment Safty Net in Taiwan, July 2001-Decmber2001.
14.
Commissioned Research Project on Sustainable Growth in Taiwan:Vision and Strategies(IV), August 2001-July 2002.
15.
Commissioned Research Project on the Impact of the Labor Quality on Sustainable Growth in Taiwan, August 2001-July 2002.
16.
Commissioned Research Project on the Industrial Policies on Innovative Industries, December 2001-January 2002.
17.
Commissioned Research Project on the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities-Electronic Commerce, Industrial Structure and the Relevant Laws, Aprial 2002-March 2003.
18.
Sponsor of Xian Chao Tao University Chi-he Economic Research Center Graduate students' Exchange Program, May 2002-June 2002.
19.
Sponsor of Conference on E-Commence, Industrial Economics and Law, June 21st, 2002.
20.
Sponsor of Conference on The Development of High-Tech Industrial Clusters: Silicon Valley, Hsinchu and Shanghai, January 22st,2003.
21.
Commissioned Research Project on the Establishment of the Labor Quality Index for Taiwan Manufacturing Industry, August 2002-July 2003.
22.
Commissioned Research Project on the Program for Promoting Academic Excellence of Universities-Electronic Commerce, Industrial Structure and the Relevant Laws, April 2003-March 2004.
23.
Commissioned Research Project on the A Policy Evaluation on NSC's Higt-Tech Manpower Attraction Program, May 2003- April 2004.
24.
Commissioned Research Project on the Research Project on the Utilization and Integration of Current Industrial Policy Research, June 2003-December 2003.
25.
Commissioned Research Project on the Establishment of Labor Quality Index in Taiwan(Ⅱ), August 2003-July 2004.



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Publications

book's title
editor
year
price

Gee San and
Ching-Yi Liu

2002, 12
$300
Gee San and Ming Chung Chang
2001,12
$300
Joseph S. Lee
2000,1
$300 
Joseph S. Lee
2000,7
$250 
Joseph S. Lee
2000,7
$150 
Joseph S. Lee and L-J, Lin
2000,1
$300 
Joseph S. Lee
2000,5
$300

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