At the invitation of the school of social development, Professor Zhou Huimin of Taiwan University of Political Science held an academic lecture on "Chinese expeditionary army from the perspective of world anti fascism" in room 213, building 400, Suiyuan campus, Nanjing Normal University at 3 p.m. on December 11, 2019. Yan Haijian, associate professor of the school of social development and a number of doctoral students attended the event.
Professor Zhou Huimin graduated from the University of Freiburg in Germany with a Ph.D. He is now director of the Humanities Center and professor of the History Department of Taiwan University of political science. The main research fields are the modern diplomatic history of China and the history of Germany. The representative works include the study of German policy towards China (Sanmin book company 1995), the history of Germany: the rise and fall of power in China and Europe (Sanmin book company 2004), etc.
At the beginning of the lecture, Professor Zhou first briefly introduced Taiwan Political University. Taiwan Political University, formerly the central party affairs school, was founded in Nanjing on May 20, 1927. Jiang Jieshi served as president and Luo Jialun, deputy dean of academic affairs, was responsible for promoting the school affairs. The school motto was the same as Huangpu Military Academy's motto "dear and sincere". It was reorganized in 1929 and moved to Chongqing during the Anti Japanese War and adjusted its departments. In the 1950s, Chiang felt that Taiwan lacked talents in higher education, and the political university resumed in Taiwan. After introducing Taiwan University of political science, Professor Zhou introduced Taiwan University of political science's important academic research center, Taiwan political Humanities Center. Professor Zhou said that the core task of the establishment of the organization is to build research teams and promote team research. At the same time, he introduced the achievements of the center at this stage, including compiling Mr. Chiang Kai Shek during the Anti Japanese War (Volume 13), and holding the song Hu campaign seminar in the history of the Republic of China (Volume 12). The current research direction is the research of Chinese expeditionary forces.
As for this aspect, Professor Zhou Huimin pointed out the lack of research on Chinese expeditionary forces by scholars from both sides of the Straits. So why does this happen? Professor Zhou thinks it has a lot to do with the changes in the real political situation. Starting from the main generals of the first and second expeditionary forces of China, the United States and the Chinese army in India, Professor Zhou thinks that most of these generals are controversial figures, such as Du Yuming, who surrendered to the Communist Party of China during the war of liberation. In this case, scholars on both sides of the Taiwan Strait have relatively little research on them. There are also some people who died young and failed to leave relevant information, such as Dai Anlan, head of the 200th division of the first expeditionary army, who died of gunshot wounds at the age of 38. In this regard, because of the above subjective and objective factors, the research on the Chinese Expeditionary Forces in the academic circles on both sides of the Straits is still in a weak state. The research of the Humanities Center of Taiwan University of political science is to fill the gap.
Then Professor Zhou proposed that the research of the Chinese expeditionary army should be placed in the framework of world history, and the research angle should be placed in the aspects of the formation, operation, training, logistics supply, information transmission, international publicity and international relations of the expeditionary army. In this way, it is necessary to compare the domestic data with the archival data of other countries. Here Professor Zhou specially proposed that the German historical data in the Chinese expeditionary army and even the whole The importance of the history of the Anti Japanese War, holding academic seminars, and promoting the research process of the Chinese expeditionary army.
At the same time, Professor Zhou also pointed out the difficulties in the research of expeditionary forces, which mainly reflected in the lack of language and words. He encouraged us to pay attention to the research in this field, and be interested in joining in the research, hoping that we can promote the research process of expeditionary forces together.
In the interactive process, there was a warm response on the spot, and Doctor and master students actively asked Professor Zhou questions, which not only related to the Chinese expeditionary army, but also related to file search, Chiang Kai Shek's military style and other issues. Professor Zhou replied patiently one by one. Finally, Mr. Yan Haijian summed up the lecture and once again thanked Professor Zhou for coming. The lecture ended with warm applause from all the students.