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March 2, 2016

Michelle King, Associate Professor of History

In 1949, with Mao and the Communists’ victory over Chiang Kai-Shek and the nationalists, China was split in two. The nationalists retreated to the island of Taiwan/Formosa and established the Republic of China there. Ever since, a bitter standoff with periodic flare ups has ensued between these two political entities. Join Michelle King as she explains this dual history, the role of the U.S. in it, and its effect on both Taiwan and China. This lecture will use the prism of culture to update us on a region always in the news.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to The Root Cellar (Formerly Foster’s Market)
Phone# 919-942-7373

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