China Seminar | 7 December 1995

The Centennial Significance of 1995 in Chinese History

Daniel W. Y. Kwok Daniel W. Y. Kwok

In 1895 China, defeated by Japan, signed the Treaty of Shimonoseki, the terms of which included the cession of Taiwan to Japan and influenced profoundly the subsequent course of events in China. Professor Kwok will address the impact of the events of 1895 on modern Chinese history.

D. W. Y. Kwok specializes in modern Chinese intellectual history. He is professor of history at the University of Hawaii where he has served as director of Asian Studies, chair of the Department of History, and director of the Center for Chinese Studies. He is also directs The Freedom Forum Asia Fellowships for Journalists, a program now in its 21st year that gives mid-career journalists an academic year of study in Asian cultures and affairs at the University of Hawaii. Among Kwok’s many publications are Scientism in Chinese Thought: 1900-1950, the seminal work on the influence of science on modern Chinese thought (also translated into Chinese) and Cosmology, Ontology, and Human Efficacy: Essays in Chinese Thought, ed. with Richard J. Smith.