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Tell the Good Taiwan Story
In contrast to the PRC campaign "Telling the Good China Story," this lecture seeks to tell not one but many good Taiwan stories. Instead of the monolithic discourse of nationalism that dominates global geopolitics, the stories of and from Taiwan have continuously compelled us to rethink the terms of narrativity and polity, from territorial sovereignty to indigenous identity, from translational exercise to transgressional impulse, and from historical precarity to environmental crisis. The works of writers such as Wu Mingyi, Chen Yaochang, Luo Yijun and Chen Xue highlight how despite the media boom in our time, storytelling constitutes the essence of our capacity to imagine a different world and therefore transform the status quo. David Der-wei Wang is Edward C. Henderson Professor in Chinese Literature and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is Director of CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinological Studies, and Academician of Academia Sinica and American Academy of Arts and Sciences. https://www.international.ucla.edu/ccs/event/15214

Sep 30, 2021 04:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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