The PSU Taiwan Student Association (TSA) and the Formosan Assocition for Public Affairs (FAPA) present -
Professor Jack F. Williams
An Insight into China/Taiwan Relations: Why the 228 Incident still matters 65 years later?
The lecture will cover the impact 228 still has on modern Taiwan, from a political, societal, and racial stand point.
The 228 Massacre in Taiwan in 1947 was the violent flash point for the tension between the new KuoMingTang government and the population who resisted what it felt was exceedingly heavy handed treatment. The violent government action, loss of human life, and subsequent martial law, once taboo subjects in Taiwan, are a necessary a topic of dialogue.
DATE / TIME: March 7, 2013, 6:00pm (lecture begins at 6:20 pm)
LOCATION: PSU Native American Center @ 710 SW Jackson St, Portland, OR 97201.
Free and open to the public.
Dr. Jack F. Williams is A regional geographer who specializes in China studies and especially Taiwan. He received B.A. and M.A. Degrees in geography from the University of Washington, and a Ph. D. in geography and China Studies from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. He was a faculty member in the Department of Geography at Michigan State University from 1972-2006, where he also served as the Director of Asian Studies from 1990-1999. After retiring he has served as a Visiting Professor at the University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan University, and as an Adjunct Faculty member at Portland State University. His research interests focus on urban/economic issues, environment, and with extensive research in Taiwan over the years through Fulbright, CCK Foundation, and other grants. He is the author of many articles and book chapters about Taiwan.