Island of Encounters: Excursion of Taiwan History through Museum Exhibitions with Dr. Lung-chih Chang

12:15 to 13:00
(GMT+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna

This lecture will introduce the major trends and development of Taiwan history using the collections and exhibitions of National Museum of Taiwan History as examples.

The lecture aims to provide an overview of Taiwan history and highlight multiple and diverse historical narratives surrounding modern and contemporary Taiwan. Based on museum exhibitions and recent scholarship, the lectures will introduce major themes and issues such as Taiwan’s modernization, democratization, the multi-ethnic society and national identity, post-colonial memories and transitional justice. No prior knowledge of Taiwan or proficiency in Chinese are required.

About the lecturer

Dr. Lung-chih Chang is director of National Museum of Taiwan History and Associate Research Fellow and former deputy Director of the Institute of Taiwan History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He obtained his PhD from the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University. His area of expertise includes Taiwan’s social and cultural history, ethnic relationship history, comparative colonialism, Taiwan history and public history.

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