Brown Bag Lecture
“The Last Battle of the Sino-Japanese War? The February 28 Incident in Taiwan, 1947”
Victor Louzon, INTERACT Postdoctoral Scholar, Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Moderated by Eugenia Lean, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Columbia University
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
No registration required.
The February 28th Incident, as the 1947 Taiwanese rebellion against Guomindang rule and its bloody suppression are known, is perhaps the most notorious episode in modern Taiwanese history. Up to the present day, it is the subject of heated debates and memory wars. This talk offers new insights on this event by reframing it as an aftershock of the second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). It explores the dynamics of decolonization and demobilization in Taiwan and of Republican China’s troubled war aftermath.