This panel discussion addresses how the writing on Taiwan and Taiwanese history has evolved. The three panelists will provide new perspectives on and insights gained from viewing East Asia from the vantage point of Taiwan. As a country once overtaken by empires, the story of Taiwan is often told in terms of imperialism, divided loyalties, and rising nationalism. The panelists will introduce their current research projects and place them within a larger discussion that challenges received frameworks of situating Taiwan historically, culturally, and globally.
Guest Director and Moderator: Kirsten Ziomek (Adelphi University)
Panelists: Leo Ching (Duke University), Lung-chih Chang (National Museum of Taiwan History), Seiji Shirane (City College of New York)
Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 4–5pm PDT
Join us at http://bit.ly/TaiwanTalks
Koichi Takashima Chair in Japanese Cultural Studies
Professor, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7075