Graduate Student Forum

TCJS-HMC Joint Seminar Series Anti-Emperor Organ Theory Movement in Colonial Taiwan

Tuesday, 17 August 2021 | 9:00 - 9:45 (JST)
Zoom Meeting
  • Chungyen Chi Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Rieko Kage Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Event Description

On 19 February 1935, the well-known Anti-Emperor Organ Theory Movement took place in Japan. This movement has now been explained by many scholars from the perspective of internal power struggles in domestic Japan, but the movement’s different history in colonial Taiwan is less known. In this paper, he/she would like to explore the history of this movement in colonial Taiwan and try to clarify the following questions: First, how did this movement start and develop in colonial Taiwan? Second, what was the linkage between domestic Japan and colonial Taiwan with regarding to this movement? Third, what was the connection between the Kokutai scholars in domestic Japan and colonial Taiwan in this movement? The methodologies in this paper are based on textual history to analyze the condition of the movement in colonial Taiwan.

About the Speaker

Chungyen Chi is now studying in The University of Tokyo, and the latest degrees is The Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Master and National Taiwan University’s undergraduate. Chungyen’s research interest is Modern Japan History, Japanese Empire History, and Japan-Taiwan relationship.