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Academia Historica to hold seminar on Second Sino-Japanese War

Academia Historica to hold seminar on Second Sino-Japanese War

Taipei, July 6 (CNA) Academia Historica (???) will hold an international seminar beginning Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the victory over Japan in the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and Taiwan's retrocession, Academia Historica Director Lu Fang-shang (???) said Monday. The seminar, titled "War in History and Memory: An International Conference on the 70th Anniversary of China's Victory in the War of Resistance against Japan," will gather 200 scholars and experts from Taiwan and abroad to discuss the war of resistance against Japan. They will look at the war from domestic and international perspectives and offer historical interpretations of the conflict, according to Lu. The three-day seminar is being co-organized by Academia Historica, Academia Sinica's Institute of Modern History, and the National Palace Museum. Scholars from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong and domestic scholars will explore the historic significance of the war and its military, political, economic, social, cultural, ethnic, and nation-building implications, according to Lu. The event is not meant to extol war but to highlight the theme of pursuing peace through war, Lu said. Through the review of the history of the war and the battleground in China, Lu said, Academia Historica hopes to showcase the ROC's long-term contributions to the international community and its pursuit of peace and regional stability. Meanwhile, representatives of museums and exhibition halls that have historical materials related to the war, including the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial in Hawaii, the London-based Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of the Polish Army in Warsaw, will be invited to display their collections during the seminar, Lu said. Academia Historica will also hold an event Tuesday to launch a number of books, diaries, historical materials and documents related to the war, Lu said. (By Wang Cheng-chung and Evelyn Kao)


Updated : 2021-09-28 22:37 GMT+08:00