Lost Colony: The Untold Story of China's First Great Victory over the West

4:00 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012
5:30 pm on Thursday, November 8, 2012
School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th floor
Join us for a Taiwan Forum Lecture with Tonio Andrade. Andrade's book, Lost Colony, "chronicles the 1661-62 battle for Taiwan in what is often seen as the first modern conflict between an Eastern and Western power. While historians have traditionally viewed Europeans then as more advanced in science, technology, and political infrastructures than their Eastern counterparts, Andrade reveals that Chinese warfare based on ancient texts and military philosophy, built up over a millennium of a rich cultural heritage, actually allowed for the enigmatic leader Koxinga and his Chinese generals to neutralize any European superiority in weaponry and defeat the Dutch and thus the Dutch East India Company's hold on Taiwan." Reception to follow. Please observe the Executive Leadership Center's dress code (business / business casual). Co-sponsored by the International History Institute. Funded by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office.