SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

Face to Face with Lung Ying-tai

Dr Lung Ying-Tai (Minister of Culture, Taiwan)

Date: 22 February 2013Time: 3:00 PM

Finishes: 22 February 2013Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: G2

Type of Event: 0

Since May 2012, Dr Lung Ying-tai has served as Taiwan's first Minister of Culture. Part of her mission is to promote sustainable peace across the Taiwan Strait through cultural exchanges. In this informal gather, Minister Lung takes questions from the audience and shares her views on cultural issues.

Loading the player...

Face to Face with Dr Lung Ying-Tai (Minister of Culture, Taiwan)


About the Speaker:

Dr Lung Ying-tai, Taiwan's Minister of Culture, is a celebrated writer, literary critic and public intellectual. She is one of the most read authors in the Chinese-speaking world. Having written 30 books, her critical essays are often published simultaneously in Taipei, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Guangzhou and New York City. Lung's 2009 nonfiction work Big River Big Sea- Untold Stories of 1949, about the Chinese Civil War, sold half a million copies in the Chinese-speaking world. Although banned in the mainland, pirated copies of the book were hugely popular in the black market. Since May 2012, Lung has served as Taiwan's first Minister of Culture.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS

Contact email: