Sunday, November 01, 2009

Movie & Discussion: The Founding of a Republic

Stanford ChinaRains presents movie screening of the recent hit Jian Guo Da Ye (The Founding of a Republic, Chinese sound, English subtitle) followed by panel discussion on November 1, 2009. We are honored to have the experts of the Hoover Institute, one of the most prestigious research centers on modern Chinese history, joining our discussion and offering their insights on the historical details covered or uncovered in the movie!
he movie screening starts at 1 pm Sunday afternoon, and the discussion will start at about 3:30 pm.
A map of the location can be found at:

Biographies of the speakers:

Kuo Tai-chun

Tai-chun Kuo is Research Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Prior to this position, she was a Visiting Lecturer at Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University (2003) and Associate Professor at the Graduate Institute of American Studies, Tamkang University (Taiwan, 1997-2000). She served as Press Secretary to the ROC President (1990-1995), Deputy Director-General of the First Bureau of the Presidential Office (1989-1997), Director of the ROC Government Information Office in Boston (1987-1988). In addition to researches, since 2003, she has assisted the Hoover Institution Archives to develop its Modern China Archives and Special Collections. Her major publications include T. V. Soong in Modern Chinese History, China’s Quest for Unification, National Security, and Modernization, Breaking with the Past: China’s First Market Economy, Watching Communist China, 1949-79: A Methodological Review of China Studies in the United States of America and Taiwan, The Power and Personality of Mao Tse-tung, etc.

Duan Ruicong

Ruicong Duan is Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Commerce, Keio University Japan. He received his Ph.D. and M.A. from the program in Political Science, Graduate School of Law, at the Keio University, and his B.A. from the Department of Foreign Language at Inner Mongolia University, China. He has also taught at Kyorin University, Japan and the Inner Mongolia University, China. He is the author of Chiang Kai-shek and the New Life Movement (Keio University Press, 2006). He is the joint editor of The Sino-Japanese Relations at the Cross Road (Koyoshobo Press, 2007). Professor Duan is currently a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He research area is the relationship between Chiang Kai-shek and Japan.

Luo Min

Dr. Luo Min now is an associate research fellow at the Institute of Modern History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences(CASS). She got her Ph.D on Chinese modern history at the Graduate School of CASS in 1999. From November 2008 to present, she is a visiting fellow of Hoover Institute, working on studying Chiang Kai-shek's Diaries and other Guomintang's archives. Her research field is the History of Chinese nationalist Party, focusing on Guomindang's Factional struggles in the 1930s.

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