Taiwan Studies Programme

Event Podcasts

Taiwan Studies Programme events

J Michael Cole discusses his recently published book Cross-Strait Relations Since 2016: The End of the Illusion (Routledge, February 2020)

Artist Tom Rook explains how his interests in architecture, the natural world, and urban history, and these influences come together in his drawings

Dr Andreas Fulda discusses his newly published book,The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Sharp Power and its Discontents ( Routledge 2019) 

Innovation Policies in Mainland China and Taiwan: Challenges of the Digital Economy 

A Public Lecture by Professor Erik Baark on Innovation Policies in Mainland China and Taiwan: Challenges of the Digital Economy


Taiwan Insight special issue on the Hong Kong protests and their impact on Taiwan, podcast by Tim Summers November 2019

The Domestic Roots of Cross-Strait Relations: China and Taiwan in the Evolving Asian Context

14 March with Professor Joseph Fewsmith

Joseph Fewsmith is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Boston University's Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies. He is the author or editor of eight books, including most recently The Logic and Limits of Political Reform in China (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and China since Tiananmen (2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2008). From 2001-2015 he was one of seven regular contributors to China Leadership Monitor, a quarterly web publication analyzing current developments in China. He has written over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters, with articles appearing in such leading journals as The China Quarterly and Asian Studies.

New Youth Labour Activism in Taiwan after 2014 Sunflower Movement

26 November with Dr Yu-bin Chiu

Chiu Yu-bin/邱毓斌 an associate professor at the Department of Social Development at National Pingtung University in Taiwan discussing New Youth Labour Activism in Taiwan after 2014 Sunflower.

Taiwan and Vatican Relations in Perspective

10 October with Dr Chou-seng Tou

Former Ambassador to the Holy See and Dr Tsung-ming Chen, Research fellow at the Ferdinand Verbiest, K. U. Leuvenwho will both be discussing Taiwan and Vatican Relations in Perspective.

Roundtable on China's BRI and Taiwan's New Southbound Policy and Pathway to Politics careers talk

8 May 2018 with John Pearson

John Pearson is Deputy Head of East Asia Department in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He took up the position in August 2014. John joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1990. He has held a variety of positions in London, including working in the FCO's Environment Policy and United Nations Departments. His overseas postings have included Madrid; Brasilia; Montevideo (as Deputy Head of Mission); and Singapore (head of the British Government’s network on climate change in South East Asia). His previous position was Head of Trade and Investment at the British Embassy in Mexico City (2012-14).

His first degree was a BSc in Geography from the University of Nottingham, where he specialised in coastal environments and air pollutants. He also has an MA in International Peace and Security from King’s College, London, where he wrote his dissertation on ‘Climate Change and the Implications for International Peace and Security’.

The Taiwan voter: political cleavage and electoral decisions

4 May 2018 by T.Y. Wang

T.Y. Wang is Professor and Chair of Politics and Government at Illinois State University (ISU) and currently serves as the co-editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies. He was the Coordinator of the Conference Group of Taiwan Studies (CGOTS) of the American Political Science Association. His current research focuses on national identity, East Asian politics, electoral behavior, US policy towards China and Taiwan and research methodology.

Taiwan film screening tour - Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored

20 October 2017 by Professor Chris Berry, King's College London

TSP Beyond marriage equality: a conversation with LGBTQ+ activists from Taiwan and Nottingham

Legislator Mei-Nu Yu and leading LGBTQ+ activists from Taiwan and Nottingham took part in events on 6 February 2018. Discussing the fight for marriage equality, what it does and doesn't solve, and the work that remains ahead in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in Taiwan.

In May 2017 Taiwan's top court issued a landmark ruling in favour of marriage equality, putting Taiwan on track to become the first in Asia to allow same-sex couples to marry. What role did Taiwan's LGBTQ+ activists play in this landmark decision? What does it mean for these activists to finally achieve marriage equality after decades of campaigning, and what can LGBTQ+ communities around the world learn from their experiences and vice versa?

Watch videos from the event with Taiwanese LGBT and local LGBT groups at the Nottingham Contemporary.


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