Charles Musgrove: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Emergence of Democracy in Taiwan

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    Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. discusses how the impressive Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in central Taipei has defied the original intentions of its creators to become a popular lightning rod of democratic activity.
 
    Dr. Charles Musgrove is Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He is the author of China’s Contested Capital:Architecture, Ritual and Response in Nanjing (University of Hawaii Press, 2013) which investigates the construction of Nanjing as the “model capital” of China under Nationalist Party (KMT) rule.
 
Read more about Dr. Musgrove’s observation, please also read: Preliminary Reflections on the CKS Memorial Hall (http://journal.fulbright.org.tw/index.php/about-taiwan/essays/item/88-preliminary-reflections-on-the-chiang-kai-shek-memorial-hall)
 
回溯以往-中正紀念堂與台灣民主的興起 – 傅爾布萊特系列講座
 
    坐落在台北市中心的中正紀念堂似乎已違背了設立者的原始構想,成為民主活動的指標,傅爾布萊特資深學者莫林博士歡迎大家一同來討論這個特殊的歷史現象。
    莫林博士為馬里蘭州聖瑪麗學院歷史學系之副教授。他於2013年出版《國民政府爭議性之首都:南京的建築、儀式和反響》一書。內容談及南京在國民黨的治理及建設下成為國民政府的模範首都。
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