National Institute for Compilation and Translation

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The National Institute for Compilation and Translation (simplified Chinese: 国立编译馆; traditional Chinese: 國立編譯館; pinyin: Guólì Biānyì Guǎn) is the highest translation agency in the Republic of China. It is in charge of translating academic and cultural texts, as well as textbooks.[1] It was established on June 14, 1932, in Nanjing, China, under the Ministry of Education.[2] In June, 1949, the Institute followed the ROC in its relocation to the island of Taiwan, and is currently located in Taipei's Da'an District.

Among its other duties, the Institute publishes textbooks considered essential for the Taiwanese college entrance exam. In addition, before private Taiwanese companies were allowed to publish textbooks, the Institute was the sole supplier of textbooks for Taiwanese elementary and secondary schools.


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