Spring 2017 Taiwan Studies Lectureship Events



The Asia Pacific Center presented two Taiwan Studies Lectureship events in May 2017. The first was a two-day conference, organized by David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities  “Zuozhuan in the Context of Warring States Texts” (May 12-13). Leading scholars of Chinese classical texts convened at UCLA to celebrate the publication of a new translation of Zuo Tradition/Zuozhuan: Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (University of Washington Press), coedited by David Schaberg. The second event was a lecture by visiting scholar Chiung-yun Evelyn Liu (Academia Sinica), “What Makes a Falsified Text Popular? Writing the 1402 Usurpation in Seventeenth-Century China.” Liu visited UCLA for a month and was the co-instructor for Chinese 297A: Research Topics in Premodern China. Her lecture explored how the 1402 Usurpation, a four-year civil war fought in the early Ming Dynasty, continued to be reimagined in various texts from the 15th through 17th centuries.

The UCLA Taiwan Studies Lectureship is a joint program of the UCLA Asia Pacific Center and the Dean of Humanities and is made possible with funding from the Department of International and Cross-Strait Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, represented by the Education Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles.

Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017