Politics in Taiwan After the Sunflower Movement

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

Speaker(s): 
Dr. Rwei-Ren Wu, Assoc. Research Fellow, Institute of Taiwan History, Academica Sinica

In this lunchtime talk, Dr. Rwei-ren Wu will discuss politics in Taiwan after the 2014 Sunflower Movement and the impact of geopolitics in East Asia, especially the expansion of China, on the development of peripheral nationalism in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Okinawa. Dr. Wu's research focuses on the modern political histories of Taiwan and Japan, emphasizing nationalism, state- formation, colonialism, left-wing movements, and transitional justice. His latest project is a comparative analysis of nationalism in Taiwan, Okinawa and Hong Kong.

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John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall

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