I personally think that the main challenge of teaching Southeast Asia-related courses in Taiwan is that it takes a lot of time and energy to prepare courses. However, Taiwanese universities, especially private universities, teach too many weeks and times, which relatively compress the energy of teachers to prepare courses, making it difficult for teachers to prepare courses. In addition, most universities usually lack the integration of modular Southeast Asian courses. There are too few professional teachers in Southeast Asia, and some courses with non-core specialties are inevitably required, and the opening of courses between colleges and departments is also limited. Regulations and little cooperation have led to the fact that most of the Southeast Asian-related courses in Taiwan are general courses, or elective courses offered sporadically by individual teachers. Therefore, we can only hope that the few domestic universities with Southeast Asian departments, programs and research institutes will be able to establish A relatively complete system of knowledge transfer in Southeast Asia.
On the other hand, the challenge company banner design is how to arouse students’ interest in Southeast Asia, especially how teachers can present Southeast Asian knowledge and research experience to students in a more vivid way, rather than unilaterally instilling them by professors, so that students can understand these knowledge and topics interest, and an important connection to himself. My experience is that a single course is often not enough to turn students' perceptions right away, and even a full-year course is difficult to provide a comprehensive body of knowledge. A more practical approach should be to arouse interest, so that students have a basic understanding of Southeast Asian issues after taking the course, and are willing to read further, find information on the topics they are interested in, and even travel, study abroad, start a business or do field work.
My involvement in Southeast Asian studies was somewhat accidental. The earliest reason was that I took courses in Southeast Asia history and Southeast Asian Chinese history taught by Professor Huang Jianchun during college, and I became interested in Southeast Asia. He has strengthened his ambition to study and teach in Southeast Asia as his personal career. I have a soft spot for Chinese issues in Southeast Asia, so in addition to conducting field research and interview research in Southeast Asian countries, I have also taught at Huaqiao University for many years, so that I can visit overseas Chinese hometowns and collect a large number of Chinese literature and historical materials.