Between Worlds: China’s WWII Interpreters and Their Divergent Fates in China, Taiwan, and the United States

Date: 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 12:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Radcliffe Institute—Online

David Cheng Chang is an associate professor of humanities and the associate director of Global China Center at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. While at Radcliffe, he is using interdisciplinary source materials to write a book that will weave together the personal histories of more than 3,000 Chinese interpreters for the American and British allied forces during World War II with the larger military, political, diplomatic, and social history of World War II, the Chinese Civil War, the Korean War, and the Cold War. Join Chang as he discusses this project and the implications of his research.

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