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Taiwanese scholar presented "Cultural Interventions in Transitional Justice: Making the Invisible Visible" on Feb. 2

Taiwanese scholar Dr. Shaina P. Wang gives talk at UST.It was an intriguing luncheon lecture titled "Cultural Interventions in Transitional Justice: Making the Invisible Visible" by Dr. Shaina P. Wang who holds a Ph.D in Political Theory, Department of Government, University of Essex. The luncheon was held on Feb. 2 in the Malloy Hall Boardroom. 

This lecture was sponsored by the Taiwan & East Asia Studies Program (TEASP), directed by Dr. Yao-Yuan Yeh, chair of the International Studies & Modern Languages Department and Political Science Department, and the Ministry of Education (Taiwan). 

"Dr. Wang provided a well-rounded knowledge about the concept of transitional justice and its practices in Taiwan to our students, faculty members and community friends," Yeh said. "Many distinguished community members, including the Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston (TECO), Mr. Robert Lo, and the UST formal board of director, Mr. Don Wang, came to support the event."

In her lecture, Dr. Wang utilized the 1994 Chilean movie "Death and the Maiden" as an example of cultural interventions for transitional justice. She further explained the need for cultural interventions and the effectiveness of such interventions. She concluded that there is a need to raise the awareness of empathy identification and call for moral/political responses when the existence of social injustice prolongs.