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Taiwan after the General Elections: New Management, new directions?
This International conference organised by theTaiwan Studies Programme of the China Policy Institute, University of Nottingham,will take place on 17/18 June 2016.
The DPP’s unprecedented victories in Presidential and Legislative elections in January 2016 mark a new point of departure for Taiwan. At a juncture when civil society has never been more active, communications more abundant and the foreign policy environment more complex, this conference invites world renowned Taiwan experts to reflect on the achievements and challenges that Taiwan faces in its economy, democratic development, society, foreign relations etc. When Taiwanese voters choose Tsai Ing-wen as their next leader, it was the sixth time that the ROC president had been chosen by a direct popular vote. It was the eighth time that representatives to the Legislature were voted in. Two decades on from the first direct election of the president, scholars have abundant evidence by which to judge Taiwan’s experience in multiple sectors in the democratic era. We ask paper givers to use the distance and space for reflection that this timescale provides to analyse developments in their respective sectors across the democratic period and to use this cross-time perspective to contextualise current trajectories.
Institute of Asia and Pacific StudiesUniversity of NottinghamUniversity Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD
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