The White Terror in Taiwan: History, Cinema, and Memory
Dr. Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang
Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
4:00–5:00 PM (Eastern time), October 29, 2020
Synchronous Zoom session
Speaker: Dominic Meng-Hsuan Yang (楊孟軒) is an Assistant Professor of East Asian History in the Department of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on the massive human exodus out of China to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and North America during and following the Chinese Communist victory. Using this research, particularly his work on the mainlanders in Taiwan, Dominic proposes a “multiple-event” concept of trauma and memory production that challenges the prevailing “single-event” notion of trauma that has originated from the turn of the twentieth century Freudian psychoanalysis. His first book The Great Exodus from China: Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Modern Taiwan is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press in late 2020. Dominic has also published related articles in China Perspectives, Journal of Chinese Overseas, Historical Reflections, and 臺灣史研究 (Taiwan Historical Research).
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