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A Brief History of Taiwan

Evening Lecture/Seminar

Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Code: 1J0301
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Chihkan Tower, originally a Dutch fort, was rebuilt under the Qing dynastic rule (Photo: CEphoto, Uwe Aranas)

Taiwan, a small island off the southeastern coast of China, has played an outsized role in modern Asian politics. Long before it became a global flashpoint, however, Taiwan experienced a revolving door of migrants and foreign conquerors, each of whom left a distinct legacy behind. Justin M. Jacobs, a professor of Chinese history at American University, provides an overview of Taiwan's complex history over the past several centuries, from Austronesian seafarers and Dutch merchants to Japanese conquerors and Chinese refugees.

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