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Christoph Giebel quoted in piece on how his op-ed led to removal of controversial memorial plaque // NW Asian Weekly

May 13, 2022

 

Christoph Giebel in front of the empty memorial plaque stone, Volunteer Park, May 2022

Christoph Giebel in front of the empty memorial plaque stone, Volunteer Park, May 2022

Christoph Giebel, associate professor of international studies and history, is quoted in an article that was published yesterday titled, “Op-ed published in Asian Weekly led to controversial plaque removal,” about the May 7 UW panel discussion on “Volunteering for Empire: The Wars of 1898 and Seattle’s Volunteer Park.”

The event, hosted by the Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington, focused on colonialism and imperialism in Asia surrounding a memorial plaque, which was recently removed from Seattle’s Volunteer Park, due to concerns of accuracy.