Conceptions of Democracy on Taiwan and the Chinese Mainland - A presentation by David Lorenzo

4:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
6:00 pm on Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Eilts Room, Department of International Relations | 154 Bay State Road, 2nd Floor
How have important leaders of the Republic of China on Taiwan, and democracy activists and others on the Chinese mainland conceptualized democracy? This presentation critically explores democratic discussions on the part of Sun Yat-sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Chiang Ching-kuo, Liu Xiaobo, Wen Jiabao and others in the context of both Western conceptions and traditional Chinese understandings. Presented by Professor David Lorenzo, College of International Affairs, Chengchi National University, Taiwan and author of "Concepts of Chinese Democracy," Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office