Distinguished Professorial Lecture: “ ‘Our Century’–100 Snapshots of 20th Century Taiwan Literature” by Professor Irmy Schweiger, co-organised by SHSS and CGCS

27 May 2021

Professor Irmy Schweiger, Professor at the Department of Asian, Middle Eastern and Turkish Studies at the Stockholm University delivered the Distinguished Professorial Lecture on “ ‘Our Century’ – 100 Snapshots of 20th Century Taiwan Literature” on 27 May 2021. The lecture was jointly organised by the School of Humanities and Social Science (SHSS) and the Centre for Greater China Studies (CGCS), and was well attended online or in person by students and teachers of Stockholm University and the HSUHK as well as scholars from other universities.

Professor Schweiger’s lecture focused on the history and literature of Taiwan, as well as the new book published recently, which is the collection of stories written by Taiwanese writers recording the history, culture and identity of Taiwan from the colonial period to modern Asian metropolis. At the end of the lecture, Professor Schweiger expressed an interest in visiting SHSS when the pandemic is over.