Although Taiwan is a small island of 23 million people today, its history is rich with themes that illuminate and contribute to our understanding of major historical issues such as migration, colonialism, industrialization, ethnicity and identity, the Cold War, and democratization. Its unresolved status as a “state” inserts Taiwan into larger conflicts between the US and China, where it serves as a potential hot spot for global conflict. Its surprising, rapid transition from an authoritarian regime during the Cold War to a vibrant democracy can tell us more about why societies democratize. This workshop will focus on how Taiwan can be used to teach these larger historical and social questions, including how Taiwan is similar to other global examples and how Taiwan serves as a unique site of study.
Come explore Taiwan’s past, present and future with James Lin, Assistant Professor at the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Tobias Osterhaug, Program Coordinator for Global Classroom, and Yurika Kurakata of the East Asia Resource Center.
The price of the workshop is $30.00, which includes light food, curriculum resources, and free clock hours.
Please note: Due to logistics requirements, registration for this event will close at 4:00pm on Wednesday, April 18th!