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Net Tuesday

About Net Tuesday

Net Tuesday was initiated by NetSquared.org with the goal “to connect for all those interested in the intersection of social technologies and social change. Taipei Net Tuesday is run by School of Philanthropy, Dharma Drum University, Netivism.com, and Frontier Foundation. It is a monthly event for NPOs, social enterprises and social purpose businesses to come together to learn about technology trends, issues and tools, share stories and build new relationships.

2011 Topic






How should we do if donors don’t like giving?


website planning guide for NPOs


Network and Disaster Relief: Perspectives of NPOs and citizen


Information and communication technologies for NPO


Machinima and NPOs


How network business is changing society?


NPOs vs. Corporate social responsibility


New model for NPOs

Net Tuesday is a platform that opens the doors for opportunities to connect with people who are interested in the issues of philanthropy, NPO, Social enterprise, and corporate social responsibility.

2011 Cross-Strait NGO Empowerment Forum

Eleven years ago (September, 2000), the Preparatory Office of the University organized the “Cross-Strait Young Scholars Forum” to foster cross-strait cultural and educational exchanges. The University also co-hosted the “Protecting the Spiritual Environment and Humanistic Concern” forum with Beijing University (in October, 2003), Nanjing University (in April, 2005), and Zhongshan University (in March, 2006) to cultivate trust and cooperation in cultural exchange and social care between China and Taiwan.

Based on the past achievements, the University continues to deepen the dialogue and collaboration among NGO scholars and practitioners.  Hence, the University, in collaboration with the Center of Civil society and Local Governance of National Chengchi University, Zhi-Shan Foundation, Third Sector Education Foundation and the CEO Club, initiated the Cross-Strait NGO Empowerment Forum. This forum is expected to serve as a platform and catalyst to enhance cooperation and synergy among NGOs in Chinese societies.


  1. To cultivate capabilities in NGO development,
  2. To learn from each other about civil society experiences,
  3. To foster cross-strait partnerships,
  4. To develop platform for long-term cooperation, and
  5. To identify strategies to empower NGOs.



  1. Cross-Strait NGO Empowerment Forum (June 12, 2011)
  2. NGO Taiwan Visitation Initiative (June 11-15, 2011)

Discovery the Art of Indian Buddhism Seminar


One of the purposes for Dharma Drum University is to cultivate and increase students’ aesthetic and the ability to appreciate the art. Other then the on campus learning, field studies are also important as well.  Therefore, DDM organize related courses and hopefully to let students become the volunteer for the art.

Course introductions

The “discovery of India” course has invited three well known Buddhist art scholars: Prof. Lin, Baoyao; Prof. Chen, qingxing; and Prof. Chen, yikai teaching the change of Buddhist art from India to Taiwan. Other then introduce the Buddhist statue of origin of ancient India, mainly focus on how it has developed from central Asia、Western Region、Hexi Corridor to China. In China, it has went through several different stages like:  “Weijin”、”Nanbeichao”、”Suitang”、”Songyuan” dynasties.  Also, leading students to learn about the different features of Buddhist art in Taiwan.
In the field study of “Discovery Indid”, we will take a trip to India visiting several important Buddhist sites and museums.
From the photography class, we will learn how to taking photos, in order to take good pictures for the field study and researches.


Lin, Baoyao

Present: Professor of Center for Traditional Art at Taipei National University of the Arts

Education: Ph.D. Fine Arts at University of Tsukuba in Japan

Specialty: Buddhism drawing, fine arts, and culture studies

Chen, Qinxian

Present: History professor for Culture University

Education: Ph.D. Literature at Culture University of the Arts

Specialty: Chinese art history、Buddhism art、Taiwan art history

Chen, Yikai

Present: Assistant Professor at Chihlee institute of Technology

Education: Ph. D. candidate of history at Zhongzhen University

Specialty: Traditional art、folk art、religion art、aboriginal art、culture and creativity industries and digital  creativity design


Lesson 1: 11/08  Buddhist sites of India Tour  Lin, Baoyao

Lesson 2: 11/15  Buddhist statue and theory  Lin, Baoyao

Lesson 3: 11/22 In search the history of statue  Chen, Yikai

Lesson 4: 11/29  Buddhism going west  Chen, Yikai

Lesson 5: 12/06  Suitang Buddhist art  Chen, Qinxiang

Lesson 6: 12/13  Songyuan Buddhist art  Chen, Qinxiang

Lesson 7: 12/20  Taiwan Buddhist art  Chen, Qinxiang

Lesson 8: 12/27  Walk into Buddhism history filed  Chen, Yikai


Time: Nov and Dec 2008 every Saturday 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Location: DDM Zhongshan Vihara

Organized by: Dharma Drum University

2009 Discovery the Indian Buddhism Grottoes Field Trip

Date: 2009/01/09 ~2009/01/23

Fees: NT$78,000 per person

Leading by: Prof. Lin Bao-Yao

service fee: Visa, Fuel charge, airport tax

Ticket: Taipei – Hongkong – Bumbai, Dehli- Taipei

Hotels: Two person per room

Meals: 3 meals per day

Tour: bus, admission fee, tourguide fees

Luggage: 15 kg/per person

Insurance: travel insurance NT$2,000,000

Airport: airport tax and luggage fees

Tips: US$100 (including tourguides, group leader, bus drivers, assistance, restaurant)

Application materials: photo copy ID, passport, 4 2-inche photos, and deposit NT$10,000

Travel agent: Dajie travel agency

Contact person: Mr. Wei, Erlang

Address: 3F #247 Jinling Rd. Taipei

Phone: 02-2511-7756

Fax: 02-2543-4808

2009 the Art of Asia Buddhism Camp

Continue the successful experience

Between Jan. 26th to Jan. 30th of 2008, we have held 14 lectures regarding the art of Asia and Taiwan temples in Banqiao Culture Square. The total enrollments were about 210 people.  Within this enrollments, there were over 50 graduate program students and the rest are coming from different college students、researchers、museum guides、tour guides、architects、designers、carvers and other people who was interested in this topics. Therefore, the interdisciplinary academic exchange has became a special character of this event.

New topic: Sutra and images

To extend the Art and Asia Buddhism Camp from previous year, the topic has been set as “Sutra and Images”, in combine the two important topics for Buddhism art – sutra and images to develop the understanding of Buddhism literature.

The benefits and Expectations

With this opportunity to gather all the students and scholars and learn the origins and changes of Buddhism art.  Also, assemble all the lecture context and audio and visual materials to create the digital learning course and letting more people to learn about the Buddhism art through a internet course.

Time: Feb. 13 ~ 15, 2009

Location: Wanhua Banqiao Culture Square  7F #242 2nd Section, Wenhu Rd.,BanQiao, Taipei County

Program Content: This program will link up sutra and images, which includes: Sad-dharma Pundarika Sutra images、vimalakiirti-nirdeza-sutra、Guanyin Sutra and images、Jingtu sutra、paintings、Sakyumaki、supta….,etc..

1st day: 2009/02/13 (Fri.)

Time Topics Speaker
09:30-10:00 Check-in  
10:00-10:30 Opening section Huang, Shu Liu, Anzhi
10:30-12:00 vimalakiirti-nirdeza-sutra and images Shi, Kuanqian
12:00-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00           Wu, Peiron
15:00-15:20 Break  
15:20-16:50   Lai, Yiman

2nd Day: 2009/02/14 (Sat.)

Time Topics Speaker
09:00-10:25 The East Door Images of Sanchi Stupa Lin, Baoyao
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:15   Chen, Qinxiang
12:15-13:30 Lunch  
13:30-15:00   Xie,zhenfa
15:00-15:20 Break  
15:20-16:50 Sad-dharma Pundarika Sutra images Guo, Youmong

3rd Day: 2009/02/15 (Sun.)

Time Topics Speaker
09:00-10:25   Liang, Lilin
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:15   Pan, Liangwen
12:15-13:30 Closing  

Target Audience: Anyone who is interested in Buddhist Art; college junior and senior students and graduate students (including Buddhism college students) has the priority. Max: 180 people

Organized by: Longshan Tample, Dharma Drum U., Chue Feng Buddhist Art & Culture Fundation

Website: http://art.chuefeng.org.tw/asian/Asian2009/index.asp

People Photography Class – Using the Human Posture to Express the Charm

Course schedule: 2009/6/7 ~ 7/26 (8 weeks)
Class Name: People Photography Class – Using the Human Posture to Express the Charm.
Instructor:Huang, Huaan
Class Time: 18:30 ~21:30 Every Sunday
Course Philosophy:
Focusing on Aesthetics education, emphasize the interchange usage of “traditional photography” and “Digital Photography”.
Throughthe images learning to raise their sense of beauty, and further understand the essence of photography.  With the learning of the beauty of light and shadow art, to show and express the deep feelings and caring of the universe.  Let photography become a healthy leisure activity.
Goal: This class is to emphasis “theory” and “practice”.  With introduction of topics to teach students the necessary skills, it also emphasis on field practice to gain students experience.

Class content

Week Date Outline Content
1 06/07 (Sun) Technical skill (1) The importance of the shutter and aperture, and application of the operation of traditional know-how and digital cameras
2 06/14 (Sun) Technical skill (2) Application of composition, lighting, balance, metering, exposure,
3 06/21 (Sun) Portrait (1) Shooting for the elderly, children portrait techniques and key points
4 06/28 (Sun) Portrait (2) Girl portrait shooting skills and key points
5 07/05 (Sun) Portrait (3) Portrait shooting skills in the festive activities and key points
6 07/12 (Sun) Field Practice Actual portrait practice
7 07/19 (Sun) Assignment evaluation  Analysis of student works
8 07/26 (Sun) Result show Student works showing

Teaching methods:Topics introduction、Power Point showing、Field practice、discussion、result evaluation and analysis.

Requirements:Students need to prepare your own camera ( either SLR or digital), students needs to go to field practice to take photos, students needs to show their work.

Capacity: 30 people Max.

Fees: NT$2,400

Instructor: Huang, Huaan,also called “Mr. Liulong”. Education: Major in Chinese at Chengong University; Graduate program in Art at Foguang University.  Proficient in SLR and digital photography; Specialized in Portrait, humanities, weddings, business, food, landscape, flowers, landscapes, documentary, stage, twilight photography and writing.

He has been a professional photographer for 24 years and 27 years of art creation. He has been the art director for Liulong Communications Inc., and Lang, Jinshan Society of Arts and Humanities; instructor for Canon photography class; instructor for Xinyi/Sonshan community college….

Class location:Degui Academy room #715

Registration:Degui Academy online registration

Payments:1. Please pay at Reception desk at 9 floor Degui Academy.  2.  Please wire the money within 7 days after complete the online registration. Account info: Bank code: 007; account #: 191-50-511378.  Please email or contact us to confirm after you wire the money.

Program Admission:We will inform you with email after you have been accepted by the program.

Organizer:DDM University and Degui Academy 

From:2009/6/7 To:2009/7/26

2010 the Art of Asia Buddhism Camp-China V.S. India stone carving

Instead of the lecture method of Asia Buddhism art throughout the whole Asia, this camp focus on introduce the development of Buddhist sculpture in Dingzhou, Hebei Province of China and the image meaning of stone carving in the Great Stupa at Sanchi in India. Both places have very abundant Buddhist culture and found a large number of stone carving arts. Students will understand in-depth of Buddhist sculpture for both places. Invited lectures have many years of field research experience and also a book published. Which allow participants combining lectures and books to study and understand Buddhist art in the shortest time. Event date: 2010/01/30~2010/02/01 (Sat. ~ Mon.) Location: BanQiao Culture Square (7F #242 2nd Section Wenhua Rd. Banqiao district New Taipei City)

 Course Outline:

  1. Art and Modeling for Chinese Buddhism research
  2. Images and thoughts for Chinese Buddhism art
  3. Chinese Buddhism drawing study
  4. Dingzhou Buddhist sculpture review
  5. Dialog on China and India stone carving

The Great Stupe at Shanchi in India


Prof. Lin, Baoyao
Present: Professor of Center for Traditional Art at Taipei National University of the Arts
Education: Ph.D. Fine Arts at University of Tsukuba in Japan
Specialty: Buddhism drawing, fine arts, and culture studies

Prof. Li, Jingjie
Present: Professor of College of Fine Arts at Qinhua University, China
Education: Ph.D. Fine Arts at Nagoya University in Japan
M.S. History and Archeology at Beijing University in China
Specialty: Buddhism drawing and Buddhism Archeology


The Art of Silk Road Buddhism Seminar


(1) Gansu Buddhist Grottoes Archaeology

Gansu is the hub and the necessary path to the Silk Road, located at the important gateway between the Western Region and Central China. Gansu was the first affecting area when Buddhism came from Central Asia through the Western Region spread into the Mainland China; at the same time, the majority rulers of "Sanqin", and "Wuliang" in Gansu were either believed or respected Buddhism. Buddhist Grottoes in Gansu Province have become well established. In Gansu has the most number of grottoes been built through different time frames and by different ethnics in different areas through out the whole of China, which present strong local characteristics. In this seminar, the speaker will share his enjoyment and hardship of archaeological experience over the past few decades in Gansu to explore and reveal the research of Grottoes in Gansu and its glorious history of elegance.

(2)Xinjiang Buddhist Mural Appreciation

Xinjiang, used to be called Western Region, is the first area accepting Buddhism in China which contents different ethnics and rich cultures. Xinjiang is the other necessary path to the Silk Road. With the introduction of Buddhism into Xinjiang, Buddhism and Buddhist culture has become popular among people in the area; the Grottoes and temples have been built throughout the Xinjiang. This seminar will introduce several different remaining Buddhist grottoes, temples, colorful murals, and statues in Xinjiang to reveal the Buddhist culture and the unique charm of its high artistic achievements in Xinjiang


Mr Dong, Yuxiang, Former researcher of institute of archaeology in Gansu Province。Mr. Dong joined the Institute of archaeology in Gansu since 1961, who is also a student of famous grottoes archaeologist Prof. Yen, Wenru in Beijing University. In the past fifty years, Mr. Dong has been to all different grottoes in Gansu and other major grottoes in China. With his in depth research in these ancient sites, he has tremendous contribution to China, especially to Gansu Grottoes.

Mr. Dong has published a lot of related research paper, such as, Buddhist Art of Number Fifty Yungang Grottoes、The Formation and Development of Beiwei Buddhist Art in Longmen Grottoes、The Stages of Maiji Grottoes、Beiliang Buddhism and Buddhist Art、Mati temple Grottoes Art in Zhangye、The Research of Early Stage of Muogao and Other Grottoes Art、The Inheritance and Development of Xinjiang and Gansu Grottoes…; Individual publication includes, Qinyangbei Grottoes、Hexi Grottoes、Chinese Art – Maijishan Grottoes and Murals、Chinese Art – Binlin Temple sculpture、Number 169 Binlin Grottoes、 The Art Gallery – Gansu Grottoes Temple、Gansu – The Grottoes Treasures on The Silk Road.


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