Taiwan Studies Programme

Taiwan Studies Programme Events Podcast and Videos

Roundtable Ukraine and Russia-Taiwan and China

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme and the Centre for the Study of Subversion, Unconventional Interventions and Terrorism (SUIT) present a roundtable with experts on Ukraine, Russia, Taiwan and China. The discussion focuses on the war in Ukraine and assess its implications for democracies defending their sovereignty against ambitious authoritarian neighbours.  

Book Launch and Roundtable discussion: Navigating in Stormy Waters

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme presents an online promotion of the newly published book: Navigating in Stormy Waters.Taiwan during the First Administration of Tsai Ing-wen. The discussion theme on Comparing the 1st and 2nd administration of Tsai Ing-wen: achievements, failures and challenges. View more information on the book.

The Tiger Leading the Dragon: How Taiwan Propelled China's Economic Rise Book Launch 

This talk, based on Shelley Rigger’s new book, The Tiger Leading the Dragon, traces the development of the cross-Taiwan Strait economic relationship and explores how Taiwanese firms and individuals helped create the China of today.

When Authors meet Critics: TJD special issue online launch

In June and December 2020, the Taiwan Studies Programme organised two online international conferences, focused on the 'Populism and Elections in Great Britain, the United States and Taiwan'. The outcome of these two conferences is the publication of a special section on the Taiwan Journal of Democracy in July 2021. The authors of this special section will introduce their papers and interact with readers through a virtual space.

A Conversation with Taiwan Insight Editors

Dr Chun-Yi Lee, Taiwan Studies Programme Director and Taiwan Insight Editor in Chief meets Karolina Wysoczanska Taiwan Insight Manager and Editor and Sam Robbins Taiwan Insight Editor and Social Media Officer.

Drawing cities across time: The shaping of Nottingham and Taipei

These drawings cover a journey from Nottingham to Taipei and around Taiwan. They each show the multiple layers of urbanization that have created some very different cities. Some of the drawings are a window back in time to important periods and moments in history. This exhibition and webinar  explores the impact of different eras and regimes in shaping two cities on opposite sides of the world: Taipei and Nottingham.

A new beginning or more of the same? The European Union and and East Asia after Brexit

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme presents an online book Launch hosted by editors Michael Reilly and Dr Chun-yi Lee who will invite co-authors to join them and present their chapters.

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership disscusion

Director of the Taiwan Studies Programme (TSP), Chun-yi Lee, had the pleasure of speaking with Bob Savic (Global Policy Institute) on the topic of RCEP for this special one-to-one discussion that was broadcast live on MS Teams. 

How digital innovation can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy?

An online panel discussion with Minister Audrey Tang, Taiwan's Digital Minister in charge of Social Innovation on: How digital innovation can fight pandemics and strengthen democracy? 

Nostalgia Taiwan: Foolish Bride, Naïve bridegroom

The University of Nottingham's Taiwan Studies Programme in association with King's College London, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute presents an online discussion and film Nostalgia Taiwan: Foolish Bride, Naïve bridegroom.

J Michael Cole discusses his recently published book

Cross-Strait Relations Since 2016: The End of the Illusion (Routledge, February 2020) 

Tom Rook Interview

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 with Tim Summers 

Tim Summers discusses Hong Kong protests and their impact on Taiwan, November 2019 

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

 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 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 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 with Professor Chris Berry

Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema: Recovered and Restored 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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