Listen now (74 mins) | Danny and Derek discuss the war in Ukraine (2:04), the U.S.-China rivalry in the Solomon Islands (23:20), North Korea's latest weapons test (27:55), and violence in Israel-Palestine (30:21). They then speak with James Lin (35:54), assistant professor of international studies at the University of Washington, about the history of Taiwan. The group covers the first part of the twentieth century until 1949, including the Communist (CCP) and Nationalist (KMT) parties’ respective ideologies and relationship, Chiang Kai-shek, the political economy of China at the time, and more.
Nice intro on Taiwan. You could easily do two episodes on Chiang Kai-shek.
I've briefly read about how Taiwan has an indigenous Austronesian population that has been there long before European, Chinese, or Japanese settlers came to the island. Will you guys be discussing their relationship with imperial/republican China & how the KMT's retreat to & governing of Taiwan would've affected them (like any settlers, I can't imagine they had a positive impact)?