2009 Outstanding Alumnus – Qiu Huan-Tang (Ceramist)
A MA student in the department of English graduating in 1958, as well as a retired NTNU professor of the same department, Qiu Huan-Tang has devoted himself into the world of ceramics for over four decades. He is the first Taiwanese artist to introduce contemporary western concept of ceramics creation into Taiwan. He believes in breaking free from the limitations of material and conventions when creating ceramics, and a great many of his students later becomes outstanding ceramists. NTNU, for Qiu, is not only his school and workplace, but also where he met the loves of his life – his wife and ceramics.