Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Academia Historica, the top historical institute in Taiwan, will release a documentary on
Aug. 15 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that brought the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II to a close.
The documentary covers Japan’s formal surrender to the allied forces on Sept. 2, 1945 and its surrender to the Republic of China at a separate ceremony in Nanjing on Sept. 9, Academia Historica said Sunday.
It also includes a ceremony in Taipei on Oct. 25 in which Japan handed control over Taiwan to the Republic of China government following the end of the war, commonly known in Chinese as the eight-year (1937-1945) War of Resistance against Japan. The handover is known by the ROC government as the Retrocession of Taiwan, after the island had been ceded to Japan by the Qing empire following the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95).
The film documents the background, planning, execution and significance of the three ceremonies and includes interviews with scholars, as well as people who witnessed the ceremonies, according to Academia Historica. [FULL STORY]