TAIPEI, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Two-day academic seminar on Taiwan's role in the War of Resistance against Japan (1937-1945), also known as the Second Sino-Japanese War, recently concluded at the Taiwan Provincial Administration Information Hall in Chung Hsing New Village, Nantou County, central Taiwan.
The seminar, organized by Taiwan Historica, an institute affiliated with Academia Historica, included a key-note speech and the presentation of 21 papers, covering a wide range of topics on a series of historic incidents and people's lives in Taiwan before and after the war.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Chang Hung-ming (張鴻銘), director of Taiwan Historica, said issues related with activities against Japan's colonial rule of Taiwan, life in Taiwan during the war time, Taiwan's retrocession to the Republic of China, and the development of Taiwan in the first years of its retrocession to the ROC and others will be discussed during the meeting.
Meanwhile, Lu Fang-shang (呂芳上), director of Academia Historica, said that Taiwan's role in the Second Sino-Japanese War was quite complicated and awkward. However, he said many historical data show that Taiwan also made contributions to the war efforts at fighting Japanese aggression.
The seminar was part of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of China's victory over Japan in the war.