Taiwan on the eve of the 2024 elections: Fieldwork and Comparative Reflections

Key information

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London
Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre (BGLT)

About this event

The Taiwan on the eve of the 2024 event is a discussion on Taiwan’s political scene in the run up to the January 2024 national elections hosted by Prof. Dafydd Fell, the director of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies.

Our panellists have published extensively on Taiwan’s politics over the last two decades. They will reflect on recent visits to Taiwan but also offer comparative insights on how the current campaign compares with earlier elections in Taiwan’s recent history. 


This event is open to public and no need to register.

Meet the speakers

Prof. Dr. Gunter Schubert

Gunter Schubert is the Chair of Greater China Studies at the University of Tüebingen. Prof. Schubert conducts field work in the PRC, Taiwan and Hongkong every year and maintains a closely-knit network with scholars and academic institutions in East Asia. He has published extensively in German, English, French and Chinese in top-ranked international journals.

Dr. Jonathan Sullivan

Jonathan Sullivan is Associate Professor in Politics and IR, University of Nottingham. His Taiwan: Contested democracy under Threat with Lev Nachman will be published in November.

Dr. Liu, Hui-Chun

Hui-Chun Liu is the Teaching Fellow at SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies. She has conducted her PhD and post-doctoral research projects in human geography in order to theorise the geopolitics of political economy, particularly in China’s context at a global scale.

Prof. Dafydd Fell

Dafydd Fell is Professor in Comparative Politics (with special reference to Taiwan), SOAS, University of London. He's also the director of SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies. Dafydd has been active in developing the field of Taiwan studies at SOAS and beyond. He helped establish the European Association of Taiwan Studies in 2004 and was the Association’s Secretary General for 8-years. 

As Director of the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies he has helped develop the world’s most extensive Taiwan Studies teaching, academic events and publications programme.