The Wang Jingwei Irrevocable Trust and Eight Corners Books release four new books on January 31, 2023: Wang Jingwei’s Political Discourse— Newly Compiled and Revised Edition, Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry— Newly Compiled and Revised Edition, What Have I Done in My Life? Wang Jingwei's Decisions In Troubled Times and 1937: A War Begins. The goal is to encourage readers to consider peace and war within the context of modern Chinese history and apply lessons from the past to today’s events and decision-making.
Wang Jingwei (1883-1944), one of the most debated political figures, holds a position in modern Chinese history that cannot be ignored. The most influential media figures from Hong Kong including Chip Tsao, Simon Shen and Stephen Shiu have often discussed Wang’s political decisions on YouTube and other popular social media platforms. The Trust has invited these media figures to introduce the four new books to the reading public at three public events being held in Taipei. They will be joined by four distinguished Taiwan historians – Eugene Chiu, Yuming Hsu, Xiang Ling Lin and Tang Chi Chang – adding academic validation to the discussion and highlighting the historical importance of the new books:
International relations scholar from Hong Kong, currently Associate Professor of College of Social Sciences, National Sun Yat-sen University, R.O.C. (Taiwan). He had produced a seven-part program about Wang Jingwei.
Preface writer for What Have I Done in My Life? Wang Jingwei's Decisions In Troubled Times, Stephen Shiu has served as a screenwriter for a variety of film and television productions and is the founder of a publicly listed company. He has spoke about Wang Jingwei poetry in his programs.
A renowned expert in Chinese Intellectual History, Professor Chiu received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University (1984-1992). He served as a Research Fellow at University of California at Berkeley and Distinguished Professor at Tunghai University.
Xiang Ling Lin
Tang Chi Chang
Peace and War: Wang Jingwei & Modern China on February 4th (Mandarin) and 5th (Cantonese) at Kishu An Forest of Literature; and a seminar focusing on Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry at Chengchi University on February 14th — to increase public awareness and stimulate further study of Wang Jingwei.
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