Peace and War: Wang Jingwei & Modern China to Release New Titles on the Occasion of the Taipei International Book Exhibition

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4 books published today

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:

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Chip Tsao

Renowned Hong Kong columnist, broadcaster and author, now residing in Manchester, England, Chip Tsao has pointed out that the publication of Wang Jingwei & Modern China is a major event in the story of modern Chinese history. "To understand a character," he wrote, “one needs to understand his self analysis, and not use nationalist sentiments to jump to superficial labels and conclusions.”
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Simon Shen

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.

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Stephen Shiu

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.

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Eugene Chiu

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.

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Yuming Hsu

Professor Hsu received his Ph.D. from Ritsumeikan University, and is presently Associate Professor at the Department and Institute of History, National Dong Hwa University. He specializes in modern Sino-Japanese relations and history of Republican era, and has published extensively on Wang Jingwei.
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Xiang Ling Lin

Currently professor of Chinese Literature, Tunghai University, Professor Lin received her Ph.D. from National Taiwan Normal University. She specializes in Nanshe research, with publications including: 《南社詩話考述》, 《反思‧追索與新脈:南社研究外編》.
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Tang Chi Chang

Professor Chang received his Ph.D. from Soochow University. He is currently Professor and Director of the Department of Chinese Literature, National Chengchi University, and specializes in Modern Chinese Literature. Publications include: 《民國文學與文化研究》.

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.

SEE YOU IN TAIPEI FOR THE LAUNCH OF FOUR NEW BOOKS. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, REGISTER SOON!

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Wang Jingwei & Nanshe Poetry Seminar

ABOUT THE BOOKS

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Wang Jingwei’s Political Discourse— Newly Compiled and Revised Edition:
The first anthology of Wang Jingwei’s writings spanning his entire political career from 1905 to 1944 — and the first e-book of Wang’s handwritten manuscripts ever published.
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Wang Jingwei Nanshe Poetry— Newly Compiled and Revised Edition:
The most complete compilation of Nanshe poetry to date, including 132 scans of Wang Jingwei’s handwritten manuscripts alongside full transcriptions, and the works and anecdotes of more than 200 other members. An indispensable resource for the study of revolutionary literature during China’s Republican period.
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What Have I Done in My Life? Wang Jingwei's Decisions In Troubled Times:
A compilation of 365 quotations by Wang Jingwei, categorized under subjects such as government and people, nations and nationalities, war and peace, revolution and sacrifice, philosophy and culture, love and virtue. An accessible introduction for students of Wang Jingwei, as well as China’s Republican Era.
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1937: A War Begins:
Excerpted and beautifully translated into Chinese by Ho Mang Hang from the final six chapters of Through China’s Wall, by acclaimed American author Graham S. Peck (1914-1968).
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