The Taiwan Studies Programme (TSP) is delighted a to announce a public lecture by Dr Lung Yintai.
Lung Yingtai, former Minister of Culture of Taiwan, is also a celebrated writer. Having written 30 books, she enjoys a large readership in greater China. During her 13 years’ sojourn in Europe, Lung was a regular contributor for European papers such as the Frankfurter Allgemeinung Zeitung. Lung Yingtai was first appointed Commissioner of Culture by the mayor of Taipei in 1999 and then Minister of Culture in May, 2012. She left her post as Culture Minister in December, 2014. Currently Lung is Hung Leong Hau Ling Distinguished Fellow in Humanities at the University of Hong Kong.
Millions of young men in China were involved in the war against Japan during WWII and the bloody civil war which broke out right after 1945.
Following communist victory in 1949, about 2 million refugees escaped to the island of Taiwan, among whom were circa 600,000 Nationalist soldiers, mostly young men in their 20’s. At the same time, a large number of their comrades stayed behind in China. Locked into two opposing regimes and systems since 1949, have their fates been different?
This is a free event.
If you are interested in attending please reserve your place by emailing Mandy Felton.
14 December 2023