Visiting scholar Prof. Mikio Shibata has registered at Center for Chinese Studies on Apr 2, 2015. Prof. Shibata is a Japanese scholar who is currently an associate professor at Nigata University, Japan. His research period is from April to September, 2015. His research topic is "大谷光瑞在臺灣活動的總合考査與研究:以高雄「逍遙園」和西本願寺「臺灣開教」為中心". His host institute in Taiwan is National University of Kaohsiung.