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The Taiwan Research Hub brings together researchers from different disciplines and career stages to improve our understanding of Taiwan. We look at the fields of politics, history, culture, society, international relations, and economy.


Globally, Taiwan plays a significant role in East Asia and the Asia-Pacific's geopolitical affairs. Taiwan is central to the worldwide technology value chain. It’s often known as an ‘economic miracle’ and a leading example of ‘third wave’ democracies. Its social movements, like the push for marriage equality and the Sunflower Movement, advocating transparency in trade relations with China, highlight its dynamic and evolving democratic status.  

To share our knowledge on Taiwan, we have a book series called Taiwan and World Affairs. We also have our online magazine, Taiwan Insight, and our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

However you choose to participate, we hope the Taiwan Research Hub will provide you with a rich academic community. We welcome you to follow our activities, attend our events, including our annual conference, and submit to Taiwan Insight or our book series.  




Policy Papers

The Taiwan Research Hub has six policy papers annually. The content of the policy papers includes various perspectives on Taiwan. The purpose of these policy papers is to provide constructive suggestions for decision-makers on various global issues related to Taiwan.






Upcoming events

How to Deliver Research Impact?: Expertise from Chatham House

30 April 2024 (12:00-13:30)
In person, Trent Building A21, University Park
John Pollock will discuss how Chatham House effectively communicates international relations research in a competitive media and policy making environment.

The Silenced Voices of Trauma: "Comfort Women" in Taiwan and Japan

07 May 2024 (13:00-14:30)
E02 Monica Partridge Building, Hybrid event, University Park
Dr. Sachiyo Tsukamoto, The University of Newcastle, Australia and Dr. Shu-Hua Kang, National Taipei University, Taiwan present The Silenced Voices of Trauma: "Comfort Women" in Taiwan and Japan


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Latest news

Taiwan Research Hub PhD Scholarship (2024/25)

The Taiwan Research Hub, in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, is pleased to offer a PhD scholarship to applicants wishing to study in the School beginning in the 2024/25 academic year.
11 December 2023

UoZ and UoN 2024 Joint Conference Call for Papers Changing dynamics in geopolitics: Implications for Taiwan

A joint conference by the University of Zurich and University of Nottingham 2024 Joint Conference Call for Papers on 20-21 June 2024 to explore changing dynamics in geopolitics: Implications for Taiwan.
27 November 2023