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Centre of Taiwan Studies

SOAS Taiwan Studies Postgraduate Summer School

July 2-3, 2009
Taiwan’s External Relations and Financial Studies

Wen-Chieh Jack Wu (Department of Public Finance, National Chengchi University):
Dennis Hickey (Political Science Department Missouri State University)

Lecture Topics
  1. China's claims to Taiwan: Perceptions and Policies
  2. Beijing’s Evolving Policy toward Taipei: Engagement or Entrapment
  3. Growing Rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing and Implications for American foreign policy.
  4. The Link between Housing Environment and Children's Educational Attainments.
  5. How Do Traditional Family-Based Support Mechanisms for Elderly Respond to the Uneven Implementation of Taiwan's Pension Schemes?
  6. Forced Mainlander Immigrants during China's Civil War and Their Health Capital Investments in Taiwan

Research Training Seminar in Taiwan Studies:

Taught by Wen-Chieh Jack Wu (Department of Public Finance, National Chengchi University), Dennis Hickey (Political Science Department Missouri State University), Dafydd Fell (SOAS) and Damien Tobin (SOAS).

This course is designed for students planning or currently conducting research projects in the field of Taiwan Studies. This year we will give priority to students working on Taiwan’s external relations and financial studies. Students should prepare a short (10 minute maximum) presentation of their research project and will receive feedback from the seminar organizers. Students wishing to give presentations should email Dafydd Fell and include an abstract on their proposed research topic.

(Please register for this event)

This programme is part of a UK/German Collaborative Taiwan Studies Teaching Project funded by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation.
To register and for further details contact Dr Dafydd Fell at df2@soas.ac.uk

Third SOAS Taiwan Studies Postgraduate Summer School

Course schedule:
Thursday July 2
TimeCourse & VenueTaught by
09.00-09.30Registration and coffee. Room FG08 
09.30-10.45China's claims to Taiwan: Perceptions and Policies. Room FG08Dennis Hickey
10.45-11.00Coffee Break 
11.00-12.15Beijing’s Evolving Policy toward Taipei: Engagement or Entrapment. Room FG08Dennis Hickey
12.15-14.00Lunch 
14.00-15.15Growing Rapprochement between Taipei and Beijing and Implications for American foreign policy. Room FG08Dennis Hickey
15.15-15.30Coffee Break 
15.30-17.00The Link between Housing Environment and Children's Educational Attainments. Room FG08Wen-Chieh Jack Wu
Friday July 3
TimeCourse & VenueTaught by
09.30-10.45How Do Traditional Family-Based Support Mechanisms for Elderly Respond to the Uneven Implementation of Taiwan's Pension Schemes? Room FG08Wen-Chieh Jack Wu
10.45-11.00Coffee Break 
11.00-12.15Forced Mainlander Immigrants during China's Civil War and Their Health Capital Investments in Taiwan. Room FG08Wen-Chieh Jack Wu
12.15-14.00Lunch 
14.00-15.15Postgraduate Training session 1. Room FG08
Postgraduate Training session 2. Room TBA
 
15.15-15.30Coffee Break 
15.30-17.00Postgraduate Training session 3. Room FG08 Postgraduate Training session 4. Room TBA 

Registration:

To register for a single course or all three courses please write to Dafydd Fell at email: df2@soas.ac.uk
Post: Centre of Taiwan Studies, Centre for Financial and Management Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG, UK.
Costs: The courses are free for University of London students and European Association of Taiwan Studies members. For other students there will be a £10 registration fee.