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Centre of Taiwan Studies

Conference on Cross-Strait Relations in the Age of Globalization: Globalization-Security Linkages

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Various Speakers

Date: 7 September 2012Time: 9:00 AM

Finishes: 8 September 2012Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College BuildingsRoom: G3 & the Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Conference

Series: Centre of Taiwan Studies Conferences

The Centre of Taiwan Studies at SOAS is scheduled to hold an international conference on ‘Cross-Strait Relations in the Age of Globalization’ on 7-8 September 2012. The conference will use both theoretical and empirical perspectives in order to explore the evolution of relations between Taiwan and Mainland China since the late 1980s, with a particular emphasis on important but hitherto under-researched issues related to cross-Strait globalization-security linkages.

The conference plans to investigate four major areas:

  • theoretical approaches to the study of cross-Strait relations;
  • globalization forces underpinning bilateral ties;
  • security issues facing Taipei and Beijing;
  • the impact of globalization on security in the dyadic context.

Pre-luncheon talk:

"Promoting peace in the Taiwan Strait by institutionalized negotiations, and steering cross-strait relations by Taiwan’s core values" by Dr Lai Shin-yuan, Minister of Mainland Affairs Council, R.O.C. (Taiwan). (venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre)

Paper presenters: 

  • Prof. Yu-shan Wu (Academia Sinica)
  • Prof. Scott Kastner (University of Maryland)
  • Prof. Peter C. Y. Chow (City College of New York)
  • Prof. Yen-Fen Tseng (National Taiwan University)
  • Dr Monica Yang (Adelphi University)
  • Dr Andrew Scobell (RAND)
  • Dr Arthur Ding (National Chengchi University)
  • Prof. Paul J. Bolt & Prof. Benjamin Shearn (U.S. Air Force Academy)
  • Prof. William S. Murray (U.S. Naval War College)
  • Dr Justin Hastings (University of Sydney)
  • Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu (SOAS)
  • Dr Chyungly Lee (National Chengchi University)

Registration:

Contact Dr Ming-chin Monique Chu (mc80@soas.ac.uk) by 30 August 2012.

7 September 2012 (Friday):

TimeEvent
9:00
Registration & Morning Coffee
9:30-9:45
Welcome and Opening Remark

Prof. Robert Ash (SOAS)

9:45-11:15
Session I: Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Cross-Strait Relations

Moderator:
Dr. Dafydd Fell (SOAS)

Presenter 1:
Prof. Yu-shan Wu (Academia Sinica)
“Under the Shadow of a Rising China: Convergence towards Hedging and Domestic Competition”

Presenter 2:
Dr. Scott Kastner (University of Maryland)
“Rethinking the prospects for conflict and peace in the Taiwan Strait”

Discussant 1:
Prof. Steve Tsang (University of Nottingham)
Discussant 2:
Dr. Justin Hastings (University of Sydney)

11:15-1145
Coffee Break
11:45-12:45
Pre-Luncheon Talk:

"Promoting peace in the Taiwan Strait by institutionalized negotiations, and steering cross-strait relations by Taiwan’s core values" by Dr. Lai Shin-yuan (Minister of Mainland Affairs Council, Taiwan)

12:45-13:45
Lunch
13:45-15:45
Session II:  Globalization and Cross-Strait Relations

Moderator:
Prof. Robert Ash (SOAS)

Presenter 1:
Prof. Peter C.Y. Chow (City College of New York)
“The Effects of Trade and Investment Liberalization on Income Distribution in Taiwan,1985-2010”

Presenter 2:
Prof. Yen-Fen Tseng (National Taiwan University)
“Formulating Citizenship in Inter-State Relations: Dual Membership of Taiwanese Migrants in China”

Presenter 3:
Dr. Monica Yang (Adelphi University)
“Cross-border Mergers and Acquisitions between China and Taiwan 1997-2010”

Discussant 1:
Prof. Robert Ash (SOAS)

Discussant 2:
Dr. Isabelle Cheng (Portsmouth)

Discussant 3:
Dr. Jan Knoerich (University Of Oxford)

15:45-16:00
Coffee Break
16:00-18:00
Session III: Security Relations across the Strait

Moderator:
Prof. Steve Tsang (University Of Nottingham)

Presenter 1:
Dr. Arthur Ding (National Chengchi University)
“China’s Defense Industry in the Age of Globalization: Struggling to Move Up Along Technological Ladder”

Presenters 2:
Prof. Paul J. Bolt & Prof. Benjamin Shearn (U.S. Air Force Academy)
“Cyberwarfare and Cross-Strait Security”

Presenter 3:
Prof. William Murray (U.S. Naval War College)
“Developing an anti-navy and anti-air force; optimizing deterrence across the Taiwan Strait”

Presenter 4:
Dr. Andrew Scobell (RAND)
“Chinese military modernization in the early 21st century: carrier dreams or coherent maritime strategy?”

Discussant 1: 

Mr. Alex Neill (Royal United Services Institute)

Discussant 2:
Dr. Greg Austin (King’s College London)

Discussant 3:
Prof. Steve Tsang (University Of Nottingham)

Discussant 4:

Mr. James Hardy (Jane’s Defence Weekly)

18:00
Conference Adjourns

8 September 2012 (Saturday):

TimeEvent
9:40-10:00
Morning Coffee
10:00-12:00
Session IV: The Impact of Globalization on Cross-Strait Security Relations

Moderator:
Dr. Rex Li (Liverpool John Moores University)

Presenter 1:
Dr. Justin Hastings (University Of Sydney)
“Globalization, Ma Ying-jeou, and the Future of Transnational Criminal Networks”

Presenter 2:
Dr. Ming-Chin Monique Chu (SOAS)
“Production Globalization, Defense and Technological Security: An Analysis of Microelectronics Industry across the Strait”

Presenter 3:
Dr. Chyungly Lee (National Chengchi University)
“Cross-Strait Economics-Security Nexuses: An Analysis from the Perspective of Non-Traditional Security"

Discussant 1:
Dr. Enze Han (SOAS)

Discussant 2:
Dr. Scott Kastner (University of Maryland)

Discussant 3:
Dr. Rex Li (Liverpool John Moores University)

12:00-14:00
Lunch
14:00-16:00
Session V: Concluding Session

Moderator:
Prof. Robert Ash (SOAS)

Presenters:
Prof. Yu-Shan Wu (Academia Sinica)
Dr. Scott Kastner (University of Maryland)
Prof. Peter C.Y. Chow (City College of New York)
Dr. Arthur Ding (National Chengchi University)
Prof. Paul J. Bolt (U.S. Air Force Academy)
Dr. Justin Hastings (University Of Sydney)

16:00
Conference Concludes

 

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange and Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council are sponsors of this scholarly event.

Organiser: Centre of Taiwan Studies, SOAS

Contact email: mc80@soas.ac.uk