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Lecture at Taiwan Conference 2015

Taiwan Conference

For more than 20 years, the Taiwan Studies Program has hosted this country’s premier annual conference on Taiwan and fostered enduring relationships with academic and government institutions in the island nation.

The Taiwan Studies Program, with the longstanding support of the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), brings together internationally renowned scholars for its annual Taiwan Conference, the most enduring and substantial event of its kind in the U.S.  In addition, the Program sponsors colloquia, visiting scholars and artists, cultural events and student research.

The program encourages undergraduate student exchanges, providing USC students greater understanding of the geography, culture, politics and economics of Taiwan and Asia. Many Taiwanese alumni who attended the University of South Carolina to earn graduate degrees in areas such as international studies, political science and engineering have gone on to high-ranking positions in government and business in Taiwan, and maintain close ties with the University and the State of South Carolina.

Conference Topics

2015

Taiwan and the China Seas

2014

Prospects and Challenges for Trade Diplomacy

2013

The Pivot of East Asia

2012

Building National Security for the Republic of China

2011 

E.C.F.A.: A New Regional Paradigm

2010 

Taiwan at the Center

2010 

The Cultural Flow Between Taiwan and Japan

2009 

Thirty Years After the Taiwan Relations Act

2009 

Origins and Consequences of the Electoral Reform,
cohosted by Center for China Studies, College of Social Science, National Taiwan University

2008 

Charismatic Modernity: Popular Culture in Taiwan

2008

Taiwan's Religion, Political Process, and Civil Society

2007

The Politics of Taiwanese Business-People in Mainland China

2006

New Ties that Bind: The Influences of Taiwanon Mainland China

2005

Re-Framing Taiwan: From Geopolitical to Everyday Frames of the Taiwan Issue

2004 

International Conference on Democracy and Democratization in Confucian Societies 
Sponsored by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy

2004

The Presidential Election of 2004 and Its Aftermath in Taiwan

2003

Conference on Electoral Politics in Taiwan Co-sposored by the NCCU

2002

Conference on Taiwan Issues

2001

Conference on Taiwan Issues