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The 155th Tobunken-ASNET Seminar "The United States and “White Mission”——Analysis on the Relations between the US, Japan and Taiwan in the Early after World War II"

【Date】
December 1 (Thu), 5:00-6:00 p.m.

【Venue】
First Meeting Room (3F), Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo

【Speaker】
Jizhao Huang (Visiting Fellow, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Title】
The United States and “White Mission”——Analysis on the Relations between the US, Japan and Taiwan in the Early after World War II

【Commentator】
Wei-hsiu Huang (Assistant Professor, IASA, The University of Tokyo)

【Abstract】

White Mission is the underground Japanese Military Advisory Group to assist Chiang Kai-shek regime in Taiwan in the early days of post-World War II, constituted by old Japanese military officers who attended the World War II. From the perspective of international relations, I will conducted a detailed study of the special role the United States played in White Mission based on historical fact, and then explore the particularity and anfractuosity of US-Japan-Taiwan relations in the early Postwar era. Furthermore, Japan and Taiwan both belonged to the anti-communist alliance system constructed by the United States in early post-World War II. Why did Chiang Kai-shek recruit White Mission in private, and how was White Mission established and disappeared? It can be deduced that the United States play a major role on it.

※Seminar will be held in English.