Thursday, September 15, 2011 (4:30 PM – 9:00 PM)
James Collins Executive Education Center, Room 200 (map)
4:30-6 p.m., Roundtable, Room 200, James Collins Executive Education Center
6:30-9 p.m., Reception & Dinner, The Martha Proctor Mack Ballroom (Umphrey Lee)
The Tower Center will host a scholarly roundtable discussion that explores the central issues of the 1911 Revolution, including its role in China’s transition from traditional empire to “modern” political order, and the implications of the history and public memories of 1911 for cross-strait relations between Taiwan and China. After the roundtable, there will be a keynote dinner with Professor Joseph Esherick (University of California, San Diego). Dr. Esherick is a leading scholar of modern China. He will discuss the 1911 Revolution, and the implications of the ensuing economic, political, and social changes. The 1911 Revolution was the culmination of a struggle for independence, nation building, republicanism, and economic development, all of which continue to be relevant issues in much of the world today.